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Old Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:14pm
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Really, I'm looking for the "concussion" protection as opposed to the "top of the cage rebound" protection.
A top of the cage rebound can't cause a concussion?
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Old Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:19pm
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When the "scissors stance" was banned for lower MiLB umpires we went to the MiLB Administration and asked for a copy of the study and document.

We were refused with the comment "this is a private document between MiLB Administration and the Umpire union."

This was the same comment we received on the HSM issue.

The real proof is that, to the best of my knowledge, no AA or lower umpires work wearing an HSM.

Tee

Checked with one of my MiLB sources, who checked with the Executive Director of MiLB Development, who said the Certified Athletic Trainer for MiLB recommends all umpires at all levels to use the hockey style helmet to reduce the chance of concussions.
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Old Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:31pm
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A top of the cage rebound can't cause a concussion?

I guess I didn't word that properly. What I meant by "concussion" was say a direct hit to the mask of a hockey helmet compared to a traditional mask.

I've worked on significantly more fields this year with the short cage as opposed to years past, so maybe I should take that into consideration a little more too.
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Old Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:53pm
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Wow

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"Checked with one of my MiLB sources, who checked with the Executive Director of MiLB Development, who said the Certified Athletic Trainer for MiLB recommends all umpires at all levels to use the hockey style helmet to reduce the chance of concussions."
Thanks as this is totally the inverse from the original direction that was given.

Thanks for your research and documentation.

Tee
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Old Tue Jun 28, 2016, 07:13pm
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Throat Protector Hockey Mask

Literally had this happen last night. Hockey style mask, no throat guard, curveball in the dirt bounced right up directly into my throat. Luckily was slightly off center from my Adam's apple, so definitely would recommend throat guard. I just bought one.
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