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Better to look good than feel good?

Originally Published: August 31, 2009
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

With a career .094 average, Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster isn't exactly known for his hitting. But he became a batting pioneer of sorts Saturday, when he became the first major league baseball player to step up to the plate wearing the new Rawlings S100, a batting helmet that can withstand the impact of a 100 mph pitch -- a major improvement over the 70 mph protection provided by Rawlings' current MLB helmets.

All MLB players will have the option to wear the S100 by Sept. 10. Sounds ...

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