This Is What It Feels Like To Be Almost Killed By A Baseball. Twice.

Freak accidents like the one Gunnar Sandberg experienced last year are a terrifying part of the game. I've been hit in the head with a baseball twice — once as a pitcher and once as a hitter, which is in the video you see here. These incidents occurred within 18 months of each other. The first time I only received a… » 3/15/11 2:45pm 3/15/11 2:45pm

Pitchers Will Soon Be Able To Protect Their Brains With Wholly-Nerdy…

Last year, a high school pitcher named Gunnar Sandberg was struck directly in the head with a line drive to the pitchers mound. He was in a medically-induced coma for a month following the incident. This week, Easton-Bell released the first helmet specially designed for pitchers, known in-house as "The Dome." Sandberg… » 3/08/11 2:35pm 3/08/11 2:35pm