Thank Goodness for Gazoo Helmets

May 25, 2010

You’ve seen it, if you’ve watched a Yankees game this year. That’s because Francisco Cervelli, the Italiovenezuelan Posada replacement, wears the giant helmet at bat. It looks ridiculous, making Cervelli look like his own bobblehead – if he actually had one. Hey, if he keeps hitting .354/.426/.451 all year, maybe they’ll make a bobblehead of him. And then it could have the giant helmet, and the bobblehead’s head would be the size of a real life normal helmet, and… I think this is when people say “but I digress.”

Why do I bring these helmets up? Because of this little article on a Nats catching prospect. It’s not just any Nats catching prospect, it’s THE Nats catching prospect, Derek Norris. Norris was beaned in the head last Friday night, and was taken to the hospital. This was a scary beaning, not a scary-for-a-second beaning, then the guy runs to first base. From the article, he:

reportedly was motionless on the field for 10 minutes before he was taken away in an ambulance

This is real scary. He ended up with a concussion, and was put on the 15-day DL. Apparently, he was actually unconscious for 45 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »