Commotio Cordis: Can A Chest Protector Help?

Commotio cordis is the medical term for a rare disruption of the heart's electrical system resulting from a blunt impact to the chest that leads to sudden cardiac arrest. While commercially available chest protectors have not been shown in any peer-reviewed studies to prevent commotio cordis, whether such a heart shield provides an extra measure of protection for athletes playing baseball, lacrosse, and hockey, the sports with the highest rates of sudden death from the condition, is unknown.

Pediatric Group Recommends Softer Baseballs For Younger Players

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends softer baseballs for youth players under the age of 12 in a 2012 Policy Statement.

Parent's Buying Guide To Buying Catcher's Gear

There's a reason baseball catcher's gear have long been called the "tools of ignorance": its because most parents and players don't know very much about a catcher's armor! Here's a handy guide for baseball moms and dads to use when it's time to go shopping.

Protective Cups, Jock Straps, Supporters: Essential Equipment for Contact and Collision Sports

When your son plays contact or collision sports, there is always the risk of testicular injury.  To protect against such injury, boys need to wear a cup.

Little League International Updates and Extends Moratorium On Composite Bats

Little League International has placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Little League (Majors) Division and all other baseball divisions of Little League, effective immediately. 

Little League Passes Indefinite Moratorium on Composite Bats

An indefinite moratorium on the use of composite bats (a bat with a metal shell, but a woven composite of fibers on the inside of the barrel portion). in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League has been passed by the Little League International Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Not covered under the Little League moratorium are wood bats, metal bats, or bats that have composite materials in the handle only.

Baseball Bats Come In Many Shapes, Sizes and Materials

Adam Shupe, Assistant Product Manager, Bats and Balls, at Rawlings, discusses the wide range of baseball bats available on today's market.

Purchasing a T-ball Glove

Ryan Farrar, Assistant Product Manager at Rawlings, discusses how to choose your child's first T-ball glove.

Buying Your Child's First Baseball Bat

Adam Shupe, Assistant Product Manager, Bats and Balls, at Rawlings, discusses what to look for when buying your child's first baseball bat.

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