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Comment by Anthony Slama on September 16, 2015 at 4:27pm

Dion, visit the website here:

They have team discounts- and you can use the discount code Pitch10 for an additional 10% off.

Comment by Anthony Slama on September 16, 2015 at 4:25pm

Kip, that's an amazing story, thanks for sharing it. I've tried the headguard from SST, and it actually dips down in the sweatband of the cap to cover most of the temple area. In fact, since the ball is about 3 inches, if it was headed for the temple area, it would hit the cap first which is protected, diminishing the blow to the temple significantly.

Comment by Dion Chamar Owens on September 16, 2015 at 2:51pm

How can we order these? Because my team is putting together a pitching staff real soon.

Comment by Kip Gross on September 10, 2015 at 1:56am
In 1987 I was pitching in a day game at Prince William which was the A Ball team for the New York Yankees. Early in the game the catcher for their team hit a shot back at my head and it hit me in the left Zygomatic bone on the left side of my face. Unfortunately for me the ball shattered the bone and pretty much left a divot which needed reconstructive surgery to get it to not only look normal but also to make my bones strong again.

After the surgery the doctors told me that I was very very fortunate because had the ball hit 1/2 to 1 inch higher that I might not be here today because that's where your temple is.

Although the head gear in this discussion would not have helped my situation it could definitely help someone in the future which is a good thing but the temple area still is not protected. Maybe another one will come out with that protection as well.

Btw, every year I watch the Little League World Series and I just sit and cringe every time one of these big kids get up to bat because sooner or later the ball that is flying out of the stadium is going to get a pitcher. And I won't blame the kids but rather I'll be blaming Little League for allowing juiced bats and a mound that should be back at least another 5-10 feet.
Comment by Anthony Slama on September 9, 2015 at 6:13pm

I've had my share of close calls with comebackers to the head, and was unlucky enough to take a line drive to my shin in triple-A, which fractured it and kept me on the DL for two months.

My teammates joke and say, "Hey, don't throw meatballs and you won't have missles flying back at you." But come on, kids are bigger and stronger, let's keep the pitchers protected where it counts. This high quality protection should be under the cap of every amateur player in my opinion, the pros are wearing it because it's the most comfortable guard out there, amateurs need to know about it!

Comment by Dion Chamar Owens on September 8, 2015 at 4:51pm

I agree. We need ALL of the protection we can get.

Comment by Grant Clifford on September 5, 2015 at 11:14pm

WOW! This is fantastic.

Comment by Anthony Slama on September 5, 2015 at 5:38pm

Much more about this to come, Kip. Stay tuned. I wish this thing was available while I was still playing. Makes so much sense to protect pitchers this way, and it's the only thing I've come across that is actually wearable. All the others i've tried have been clunky and uncomfortable.

Comment by Kip Gross on September 4, 2015 at 11:53pm
Sorry guys, I can't open this for what're article or blog might be posted

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