The Great Gazoo
Victorino tried the new Rawlings S100 batting helmet in his first two at-bats during last night’s 2-1 victory over the Giants. The helmet is said to withstand a 100 mph fastball. It’s also huge (some might say ginormous), which has generated many Great Gazoo/Dark Helmet/Marvin Martian references in recent days.
“I gave it a run,” Victorino said. “David Wright gave it a run. Ryan Dempster gave it a run. It was fine, other than it was rather large. I just thought I’d try it. They called me Gazoo. I don’t think too many people are going to wear it. The girth of that thing. I don’t think anybody is going to wear it because it’s so big.”
Chase Utley said “not at this point” would he wear the helmet.
“I understand the protection factor,” said Utley, who leads the Majors with 19 hit by pitches this season and 93 since 2006. “I’m not really ready to make the switch. It’s a little big and a little heavy.”
Thanks to The Fightins for the pic.