Buying a batting helmet might not be the most glorious additional to your collection of baseball equipment, especially compared to purchasing a new baseball bat or mitt, but it is a very important piece of equipment because it keeps you (or your son or daughter) safe from head injuries when they step into the batter’s box.
Nike and their swoosh logo is one of the most recognized athletic brands in the word.
While it is typical to think of Nike in terms of their sneakers, especially the illustrious Jordan’s, the activewear apparel company also makes a fair amount of sporting equipment, including catcher’s gear for baseball.
The catcher — denoted with a number two on your scorecard — is the game’s toughest position. Even at the youth level, the catcher is in the danger zone for foul tips, rough slides into home plate and even errant baseball bats.
Buying any piece of sports equipment for your son or daughter is rarely a hassle-free experience. Especially at the youth level of play, purchasing gear that lasts more than a year can be nearly impossible because children grow so quickly.
If you watch a couple innings of baseball today, there is a strong chance you will see the catcher take a couple foul balls off the mask or chest.
So, it is hard to imagine a time when the number two position on the field did not have protective amenities, such as a mask and helmet, that modern catchers have.