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Mets use new helmets
2006-02-23 07:38
by Bob Timmermann

In Newsday's Mets spring training notebook, there is this at the bottom.

The Mets are experimenting with new ventilated batting helmets. The updated versions are much lighter, and feature a space-age design.

Omar Minaya has announced that he has added Jim Lovell to the Mets roster.

(Actually the Cubs are using them too and you can sort of see the "space age" design in this photo of Carlos Zambrano)

2006-02-23 07:50:35
1.   Derek Smart
Kinda looks like the vent for the battery in my Prius. Hey! Maybe they're gas/electric hybrid helmets!
2006-02-23 07:54:21
2.   Ali Nagib
Does that mean that "The Jackal" runs on a battery when he's sitting in the dugout and switches to internal combustion when he gets to the mound? And does this internal combustion explain all of his various external conflagrations? If you watch his starts in slo-mo, can you actually see the point when he switches over?

It would be pretty cool if you could.

2006-02-23 07:54:34
3.   Bob Timmermann
Everyone who writes for Toaster who drives a Prius raise their hands:

So far I count two!

2006-02-23 08:12:21
4.   unmoderated
At least one reader drives one.
2006-02-23 09:31:08
5.   Cliff Corcoran
My car is a '97. My next one will be a hybrid or better (depending on available technology at the time).

Meanwhile, those helmets were used by most players in last year's All-Star Game. Dig:

2006-02-23 09:33:48
6.   Bob Timmermann
Still, those helmets aren't going to help you in a space capsule are they?
2006-02-23 10:52:25
7.   For The Turnstiles
The space age is older than Julio Franco
2006-02-23 11:22:23
8.   Ken Arneson
I'm driving a Prius, but I don't own it. A friend left the country for a few months and I'm carsitting.
2006-02-23 12:46:09
9.   Bob Timmermann
A Prius is not just a way of saving gas and polluting less. It's a way of making a statement that you are morally superior to people who don't drive one.

That's why I bought one!

2006-02-23 12:47:54
10.   Jacob L
I have a Prius. Can I blog here?

Actually, my wife drives it more than I do, so, I'd probably have to let her do the blogging, too. Get ready for posts about what types of birds are spotted at our backyard feeder this winter.

2006-02-23 12:54:06
11.   Bob Timmermann
I'm pretty sure Jon doesn't own a Prius and he lives in the heart of Prius country.
2006-02-23 17:57:08
12.   Sliced Bread
The new Mets helmets also feature the ultra-lightweight, but remarkably durable padding from Anna Benson's bras.

One adverse side-effect: some batters may become annoyingly outspoken, and may compete with the other player's wives for media attention.

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