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Daver
03-13-2002, 05:58 PM
No more hard plastice elbow gaurds.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/stories/2002-03-13-body-armor.htm

Paulwny
03-13-2002, 07:10 PM
Something should be done about body armor but this is stupid:

. And, if a player needs to wear hard plastic, Watson will approve it with a doctor's note.

HawkDJ
03-13-2002, 07:28 PM
Ok well I personally like this change. As the numbers show the number of hit batters last season was considerably higher than 2000. Hopefully this will change things.

RedPinStripes
03-13-2002, 07:28 PM
I like the idea of no body armour. I think they do croud the plate more knowing there slbow is protected.

RedPinStripes
03-13-2002, 07:30 PM
Now all they have to raise the mound back to what it used to be.

:tool
"I dig the long ball"

Procol Harum
03-13-2002, 09:54 PM
Good move--too much crowding of the plate going on--and amen to the idea of raising the mound!

bc2k
03-13-2002, 11:36 PM
Good! Get those thugs off the plate. Take away all their elbow padding. A helmet, batting gloves, and maybe a foot/ankle brace is all a batter should be allowed to use. And if baseball were to ban the foot armor, I wouldn't object to it.

Pete_SSAC
03-14-2002, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by bc2k
Good! Get those thugs off the plate. Take away all their elbow padding. A helmet, batting gloves, and maybe a foot/ankle brace is all a batter should be allowed to use. And if baseball were to ban the foot armor, I wouldn't object to it.

I hope that the cup is inculded. I think there's some players that souldn't be alowed to reproduced.

- Pete

RichH55
03-14-2002, 01:06 AM
It's about time on this...they leave provisions so its not zero tolerance so this actually appears well thought out....but let the guys have their feet armor.....it doesnt give them much of an advantage and it can be rather helpful..sorry those against the feet armor

Nellie_Fox
03-14-2002, 03:12 AM
For his entire career, Canseco's elbow has been just about in the strike zone. Move him and others like him back.

As for getting rid of the foot/ankle protectors, I don't know, does where you stand have anything to do with fouling the ball off your foot?