Time to protect pitchers
My 10-year old son and I were watching the game when Feltner got hit. I asked my son "why did Feltner get hit?" His immediate response was that Feltner's follow-through with his leg turned him completely around. So his back was to the plate, glove hand behind him, and his body/head came into the flight path of the ball. He then showed me how Feltner should be landing - feet squared to the plate, ready to field the ball. Had Feltner landed properly, he not only is able to potentially catch the ball, but he is no longer directly in the flight path.
You talk about inventing technology to protect pitchers, but that is not necessary. I get why the bad landing happens - pitchers trying to throw as hard as they possibly can to the detriment of their position. Teach pitchers to properly land, ready to field and this stops being a problem. Watch video of pitchers getting hit in the head by line drives and it is nearly universal that their bodies are swinging around due to their follow-throughs.
I hope Feltner fully recovers and continues to play and I hope that a pitching coach works with him to land properly so this doesn't happen again.
also, because 8 heat beat 1 bucks they became number 1 seed. r they number 1 seed against celtics now and get home advantage even though celtics have better record?
i dont like the nba playoff system, y should higher seeds play each other and lower seeds play each other to advance. 2 boston playing 3 philly to advance while 5 knicks play 8 heat to advance is not right. same as in the west conference. if u have a so so regular season u r rewarded with playing a lower seed to advance in playoffs. im only watching celtics in playoffs because i follow them and refuse to watch any other playoff games unless celtics r in them