RAWLINGS S100 BASEBALL HELMET
On August 15th New York Met 3rd baseman David Wright suffered a concussion when he was struck in the head by a 95mph fastball thrown by Giants pitcher Matt Cain. Upon his return a few weeks later, he became the first major league player to don the new ultraprotective Rawlings S100 helmet. Needtovent thinks this is a prudent move, the rather goofy look notwithstanding. We predict that more and more players will opt for safety over fashion, although there is one previous ex-Met who we believe would be an exception.
With a career spanning the better part of a decade (1980-1989), Mookie Wilson was, and remains, a Met favorite. However, the attached artist's depiction of Mookie wearing the new head gear gives us serious doubts he would consider making the switch.