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Old 02-13-19, 04:04 PM
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Should masks be mandatory for infielders?

Should masks be mandatory for infielders?
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Old 02-13-19, 08:13 PM
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Pitchers and Corners for sure.
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Old 02-14-19, 08:23 AM
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I believe they should be mandatory for all infielders until 16u and I personally think they should always be mandatory for pitchers. My daughter is a pitcher in first year of 18u and she does not go on the field without a mask. I have told her, whether it be now or in college, if I am helping to foot the bill she better have a face mask on. There is no benefit to not wearing a mask and the risk of not wearing one is too high.
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Old 02-18-19, 06:04 PM
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I believe they should be mandatory for all infielders until 16u and I personally think they should always be mandatory for pitchers. My daughter is a pitcher in first year of 18u and she does not go on the field without a mask. I have told her, whether it be now or in college, if I am helping to foot the bill she better have a face mask on. There is no benefit to not wearing a mask and the risk of not wearing one is too high.
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I watched some NCAA softball over the weekend and more and more pitchers at this level are wearing masks which is encouraging since young girls try to emulate those at the highest level. If the starter for the FSU national championship team can wear a face mask a girl on a HS team in Ohio certainly can too.

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Old 02-18-19, 09:15 PM
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I went to quite a few 10U games this season. The most surprising thing was that the weakest teams were the ones that didn't wear masks in the infield. Fortunately didn't see any issues in those games but did see a few in the games where the girl WAS wearing one.
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Old 02-22-19, 03:03 PM
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I think pitchers are crazy not to. My daughter still does in College. For her, it was always mandatory. I don't know if it will ever be mandated but it is at least becoming more popular and less frowned upon at higher levels.
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Old 02-23-19, 02:42 PM
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At the younger ages I can definitely see pitchers and corners. (In saying that I think it a good idea at any age for pitchers to wear one.) I'm not sold on corners at the older ages but if they want to go for it. 2nd and ss no on the mandate but if they choose to great. The thing about this debate is it keeps changing and adding more positions. Years ago when it started it was about pitchers. Then it changed to pitchers and corners, now it is the entire infield. Next it is going to be everybody playing in the field.
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