Major League Baseball has opened its season and baseball players of all ages are stepping up to the plate across Massachusetts. Breakstone, White & Gluck wants you and your family to play it safe and enjoy the game.
Here, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers offer safety tips on equipment, pitching and recovering from injuries:
Equipment and Field Safety
- Batting helmets must be worn whenever a player is waiting to bat, is at bat or is running the bases.
- Players should be instructed to have their attention focused on the batter, even when they are not actively involved in the game.
- Younger players should use balls that are partly rubberized to minimize the risk of injury.
- Make sure pitchers follow league requirements for the number of innings they throw.
- You should also check the pitch count limits recommended by Youth USA Little League and the American Sports Medicine Institute.
How Coaches Can Identify Concussions
- The player appears dazed.
- The player is confused about their playing assignment.
- The player is unsure of the score or who the opponent is.
- The player moves clumsily or has poor balance.