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April 22, 2009
Doug DelleCave
1 posts
A good friend and team mate of mine, Nick Fricchione from the 55 NY Motion team, was recently injured very seriously by a batted ball while he was pitching practce to a friend. He was hit on the left side of his forehead and is now in a coma after operations to relieve the pressure.
How many more men are going to be injured before the many organizations and companies that manufacture the hard balls and juiced bats and tournaments that allow this equipment to be used will it take for everyone to wake up and see that we can still have fun at the game we all love without all this high tech equipment.
To the people in position to make a difference please help us to find a solution to this problem.
Thank you
April 22, 2009
238 posts
Doug, I am very sorry to hear about Nick. I will pray for him.
Joe L
Sweet 55
April 22, 2009
Men's 50
3114 posts
What a terrible thing to happen.
All the best to Nick, his family,
teammates and friends.

BP is very dangerous without a screen.
The pitcher is lulled into passivity
by the demand for repetitively
consistent strike throwing
and is always in danger.

April 22, 2009
Mr. Manassas
244 posts

Sorry to hear about Nick. My prayers for his recovery and all the best to his family.
April 23, 2009
Omar Khayyam
1243 posts
Einstein's right. BP without a screen is very dangerous. Take the time to set it up, even when guys are in a hurry. I find that some guys are just exercising their muscles so they will flail away at anything close and some will come zooming back up the middle.

Let's hope the sad example of Nick will inspire more teams to buy and/or set up their pitching screen.
April 23, 2009
Men's 60
105 posts
To all of Nicks family and friends. I am also saddened by the news about Nick. I know his strength will pull him through. Atletes are a different bread. I also will say a pryaer.

Mike Santo
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