The new hat was introduced Tuesday and will be available for testing during spring training on a voluntary basis. Major leaguers and minor leaguers won’t be required to wear it.
“At this point, I don’t know who would argue to keep it, or what their argument would be,” one team official said. “There is no reasoned argument to keep it (in the game).”
NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field.
NFL owners approved two rule changes on Tuesday to enhance player safety. They might not vote on a proposal to ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders.
“He’s terrified of it,” a Hall of Fame player told ESPN The Magazine. “It wouldn’t just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business.”
While discussing comments made by Redskins tight end Chris Cooley — about how he has taken joy in watching Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo take the field while being far from 100 percent — Boomer Esiason sounded off.