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 Post subject: Totally OT: Why no padded surfaces to protect players?
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:41 pm 
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Outfield walls, foul ball territory, etc. Surely the cost of injured players on DL is worth adding some minimal-level of protection for players running around to catch pop-ups/deep drives.

I just watched Darwin Barney run awkwardly into the edge of a bench while chasing a foul ball on 1B side, and now wondering about this. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Totally OT: Why no padded surfaces to protect players?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Resurrecting this post because it's so redonkulous that every surface that a baseball player can run into, save the ground, should be quite padded. These injuries (Harper, Puig) must cost a fortune. Do we have to petition MLB for this?

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 Post subject: Re: Totally OT: Why no padded surfaces to protect players?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:16 am 
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OK, I'm obviously not communicating clearly. Does anyone have any idea why such an obvious measure isn't being taken? Is it like some traditionalist with a lot of clout said that this is something that would take away from the game, a la instant replay?

Googling around was uninspiring: http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/20 ... walls.html

Maybe it's just apathy.

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 Post subject: Re: Totally OT: Why no padded surfaces to protect players?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:50 am 
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You mean like Ivy?


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