The Bigger Beauty Contest: Miss America Or MLB?

Remember that delightful helmet David Wright of the New York Mets wore last year? Of course you do.

David Wright's Huge Helmet. Minor Leaguers Hate It Too

The helmet is designed to protect a batter from a 100-mph fastball, along with re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere.

Thanks to the Major League Baseball players union, the monstrosity, called the S100 by Rawlings, is not standard issue. Though, much to the delight of minor leaguers, it is required headwear for pros not in The Show.

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