My friend and I were watching the Frontier League All Star game last night and noticed that all the players had helmets with ear covers on both sides, as opposed to major league players who only have ear protection on the side facing the pitcher. We then realized that all pro ball players we’ve seen below the Majors has the double ear cover.
Is there a reason for this? I could understand that a kid playing for the Frontier league doesn’t have much money and would just use the helmets provided by the team. But a lot of AAA players have nice signing bonuses and could easily afford a much better looking single ear helmet. Is this a rule or something? When a major league star goes down to the minors for a rehab stint, does he have to wear the 2 eared helmet?
These are the things that keep me up at night.