Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Few could relate to J.A. Happ‘s condition Tuesday night more than Brandon McCarthy, and the Diamondbacks pitcher had some harsh words for those clamoring for immediate reform in baseball. Happ, of course, was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay’s Desmond Jennings, sending the Blue Jays lefty to the hospital on a stretcher. McCarthy suffered a skull fracture and brain hemorrhaging as a result of similar circumstances while pitching for Oakland last season. Though early signs indicate that Happ’s injuries were not as major, many around the game say that it is finally time to require pitchers to wear protective headgear while on the mound. McCarthy hopes that such headgear will be introduced some day, but he expressed via Twitter on Wednesday — as he did when MLB was considering implementing padded hats this past offseason — that no suitable technology currently exists. See what he had to say in the tweets below. Anybody taking the hard line stance today that pitchers should be wearing helmets, need to get out their tool kits and make a good one.— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 08, 2013 Otherwise, you're accomplishing less than nothing. This goes for news organizations especially.— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 08, 2013 There is nothing acceptable out there so the discussion at this point is worthless.— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 08, 2013 There is no discussion to be had. It's simple. Want money? Invent something that protects pitchers heads at all levels, make a ton of it.— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) May 08, 2013

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