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  1. Dangling Throat Guard

    Last year, I wore a Schutt XV with the Madd Maxx modification. I had it up nice and high on my throat. Didn't wear a dangler at the time. Foul ball went from the bat, glanced off the catcher's mitt, grazed the bottom of my mask, and hit the foam baffle (neck line of the Schutt XV) just below my Adam's apple. Everyone in attendance went, "oooooooooooooooo." Both coaches came out of the dugout to check on me. I had a knot in my throat and difficulty swallowing for an hour. I ordered a dangler that night online. I will not get behind the plate without one. Lesson learned.
  2. What Mask Does 45 Wear?

    I recently took a shot off the very top of my chest protector, just below my throat. No plastic. Just foam. A foul glanced off the bat and straight to me with the freshman (hs) catcher being no help. The ball barely grazed the throat extension on my mask. I believe a longer throat extension would be perfect and allow me to ditch the dangling throat guard I added after taking that shot. Is 45's mask custom? I know a welder.
  3. Stealing Home with Two outs

    I've been looking through the rule book for this answer and can't find it. Bases loaded. Two outs. R3 attempts to steal home. While sliding into home plate, he is hit by the pitch. What are my options?