Plastic vs. Metal - Plastic Loses!
One of our Division A players related this interesting story to John Schmidt. It was sent to the player by a friend who was playing at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, UT just a couple weeks ago.
“I was playing rover right behind the pitcher and saw the line drive hit him and knock him down. I saw something fly off to his left. It was the piece of the (plastic) mask that is missing in the photo. He was basically unhurt other than a bit stunned. He is planning to use only a metal mask in the future. It’s surprising but Huntsman has not made masks mandatory for pitchers.”
If you look closely at the facemask in the photo you’ll notice it’s missing a number of connecting pieces. It died a hero, but metal wouldn’t have broken.
Stay safe, everyone!