This past week was kind of terrifying if you are the parent of a pitcher. Angel’s pitcher Matt Shoemaker was struck in the right side of the head by a 105-mph line drive off the bat of Seattle’s Kyle Seager. He was able to walk off the field with assistance but he ended up needing emergency brain surgery.
Sadly this is not only a concern in the big leagues but in youth baseball as well.
Fortunately, there is something we can do as parents to minimize any damage done to our child’s head. SST baseball’s lightweight and discreet composite headguards for pitchers and infielders were developed by Matt Meier because of a personal experience he had when he was 13 or 14 years old. He was pitching in a district All Star tournament when was struck on the knee by a batted ball. After the initial impact, the ball bounced from the knee and struck him square in the jaw which caused a very brief blackout. All he can remember is opening his eyes with about a half dozen people asking him if he knew where he was and how many fingers they were holding up.
They come in different sizes and insert easily into the sweat liner of any ball cap.
SST is excited to announce that our Pro X Head Protection for pitchers and infielders are now available in a Youth size for all hats up to size 7. The Pro X Youth Set replaces the previous Prospect Youth Set and provides upgraded structural strength against impacts using SST’s patented technology. The Pro X Youth Set is available at our team discount price of $59.95 for a limited time. For more, please visit our website!
I just go off the phone with a friend of mine who had never heard about this technology and I figured if I can help one parent who did not know about it and potentially prevent a serious injury to the head then I better blog about it. I am hoping you never have to thank me for it.