Hey, here’s a cool thing:
Perhaps following the lead of departed catcher Russell Martin — who used a matte helmet behind the plate last year — the Pirates busted out some extremely fresh batting helmets for spring training play in Lakeland, Fla. They’re unrealistic in that they don’t look like the type of helmet a real pirate would actually wear, but all things considered it’s a step forward for MLB helmet fashion.
For too long, fans have limited themselves to caps and jerseys while trying to dress like their favorite baseball players. It’s long past time the helmet becomes something more than a vessel for stadium nachos and soft-serve ice cream. Flip that sucker over and wear it, folks. We need to encourage run-scoring these days, so let us…
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