Fear of Helmet Hair? Coaches Refuse To Wear Helmets

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  1. Jason says:

    Maybe they should’ve done like hockey and grandfathered the current coaches in. It could’ve been a little awkward defining who gets covered by the grandfather clause (what if a current manager ends up a third-base coach for someone else five years from now?), but those difficulties are minor.

    In truth, I have no sympathy for Larry Bowa or Mariano Duncan. Baseball has to worry about its image — coaches getting killed on the field isn’t something that makes people want to come to the ballpark.

    Umpires aren’t in the same position as base-coaches — they stand significantly farther from home plate when they’re on the base-lines. Furthermore, it’s their entire job to be watching the ball — base-coaches have their eyes on the ball, on their runners, on the outfielders, on the infielders, on the catcher, in the dugout, etc. It’s like driving while on the cell phone — the danger isn’t in not having your hand on the wheel, it’s in not having your full attention on the road.

  2. bill says:

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE RULE IS IN THE PRO RULE BOOK?