XProTeX equipment company has pioneered a new safer batting glove that promises to dramatically reduce injuries to baseball players according to an Associated Press article appearing in today’s Globe & Mail:
“Essentially it will reduce the impact by over 60 percent, so a 100 mph fastball will be reduced to that of a 39 mph fastball, which is the difference between in a cast and being a little bit sore,” he said. “It’s really an area where players are very vulnerable. Their hands are their most important tool in baseball. If your hands are injured, you can’t hold the ball, catch a ball, hold a bat, hit a ball.”
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