Padres’ Alex Torres Tries Out New Protective Cap During Game (Video)
Head injuries are a serious thing in baseball, but the risk has never really spurred any big league players to wear anything other than the traditional cap on the field. That changed at Saturday night’s game between the Dodgers and the Padres, as Alex Torres of the Padres tried out a protective baseball cap called the isoBlox.
Torres is apparently okay with the pretty goofy-looking cap if it means less risk of head injury, especially after a close call during spring training. And according to an interview with U-T San Diego, it’s not really that big a deal, as Torres states, “the difference between the regular hat and this hat is not really that big.”
Of course, some other people have a different opinion, like Colorado Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson who made a sarcastic jab at the cap on Twitter:
You can hardly even notice it… pic.twitter.com/WF55Ziw9Mg
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) June 22, 2014
Some light ribbing is to be expected when you’re wearing a cap like that, but I say good for Alex Torres for putting his safety ahead of vanity. Who knows, maybe in a couple years everybody in the league will be wearing caps like this, and no baseball player will ever get laid again.
Here’s some video: