In light of J.A. Happ taking a line drive to the skull and heading to the hospital, we’ve turned to Arizona pitcher Brandon McCarthy.
As a member of the Athletics last Sept. 5, McCarthy suffered a similar fate during a game against the Angels. He decided to chime in via Twitter about all the media discussion calling for more stringent safety measures for MLB pitchers in danger of someday suffering a worse fate than just a headache.
= Anybody taking the hard line stance today that pitchers should be wearing helmets, need to get out their tool kits and make a good one
= Otherwise, you’re accomplishing less than nothing. This goes for news organizations especially.
= There is nothing acceptable out there so the discussion at this point is worthless.
@BMcCarthy32 But how will anyone “address the problem” unless the discussion continues? Have to start somewhere, no?
= There is no discussion to be had. It’s simple. Want money? Invent something that protects pitchers heads at all levels, make a ton of it.
= lots of anger over me saying a discussion is worthless. Sounds about right
= WAIT! it’s so simple! how have I missed this? we need to change our social networking avatars for awareness then problem solves itself. Duh
We sense some sarcasm … Put a cold towel on your neck and relax. We’re just concerned and trying to help by over-talk it outloud.