- Nov 11, 2019
i think we forget they are getting stronger. I still catch my 12u dd with no gear but we start back with our PI next week after a month and a half off and I will at least wear a mask.It is only a matter of time until you are seriously hurt. You can go down to Play-it-Again sports and pick up some old catching or umpire gear for the cost of one trip to the ER.
A friend of mine had his maxilla (the upper jaw, right @DrRiello?) fractured while catching for his daughter.
I wore a face mask and shin guards.
Face reality. You are getting older. Your reflexes are slowing down. You are trying to watch your DD's motion and the ball. Your daughter is getting older, stronger and faster.