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GM consensus: On-field coaches must wear helmets

 

 

Nov. 8, 2007

CBSSports.com wire reports

 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Major league general managers decided Thursday that first- and third-base coaches will wear helmets during games next season, an action taken four months after Colorado's Mike Coolbaugh was killed when he was struck on the head by a line drive.

 

Coolbaugh, a coach for the Rockies' minor league team in Tulsa, died July 22 when he was hit as he stood in the first-base coach's box during a Texas League game at Arkansas.

 

A former major league infielder, Coolbaugh couldn't get out of the way. Some major league coaches started wearing helmets during the rest of the season.

 

Joe Garagiola Jr., a senior vice president in the commissioner's office, said no formal vote was taken but the consensus was in favor of some type of protection.

 

GMs will decide on the exact form of helmet when they meet next month in Nashville, Tenn. Options under consideration include hard liners under caps, helmets with ear flaps and helmets without ear flaps.

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Smart.... :thumbup

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GM consensus: On-field coaches must wear helmets

 

 

Nov. 8, 2007

CBSSports.com wire reports

 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Major league general managers decided Thursday that first- and third-base coaches will wear helmets during games next season, an action taken four months after Colorado's Mike Coolbaugh was killed when he was struck on the head by a line drive.

 

Coolbaugh, a coach for the Rockies' minor league team in Tulsa, died July 22 when he was hit as he stood in the first-base coach's box during a Texas League game at Arkansas.

 

A former major league infielder, Coolbaugh couldn't get out of the way. Some major league coaches started wearing helmets during the rest of the season.

 

Joe Garagiola Jr., a senior vice president in the commissioner's office, said no formal vote was taken but the consensus was in favor of some type of protection.

 

GMs will decide on the exact form of helmet when they meet next month in Nashville, Tenn. Options under consideration include hard liners under caps, helmets with ear flaps and helmets without ear flaps.

AP NEWS

The Associated Press News Service

 

Copyright 2006-2007, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved

 

Smart.... :thumbup

Good to hear.

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I agree that batting helmets for base coaches should be recommended.

 

 

 

But mandatory?

 

 

Instant replay and mandatory batting helmets for base coaches.

 

 

How about juveniles below the age of 16 are not allowed to sit in Infield Box seats?

 

 

I vote for a 12 man jury to deliberate on balls and strikes in a close and late game in mid-September too.

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