That rust filled tetanus awaits mask looks straight out of a Mad Max movie. LoLIts really the helmets that are formed around the head makes it more difficult to remove.
AKA Tear your own head off situation.
If it was only a mask that came off...
My mask (no helmet) was
'off immediatly' and thrown into the backstop screen.
Metal frisbee style~ZING~
*Now with the equipment used.
*Keep helmet/mask on.
*Safer during fielding plays with runners.
*Safer diving for pop ups into fences.
Decades ago with some h.s. team friends went to watch Cal State Fullerton play.
Their Catcher took her mask off and dropped it beside her.
Then proceeded to step on it thrashing her ankle.
*Seeing that really influenced me throwing my mask far away.
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Yes this is the mask i used in college.
GO BEACH !!!
Couple more pics can see where the weld broke...
Still used it in games...
and with tape on it.
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