LOS ANGELES -- Brandon McCarthy knows what it is like to be hit in the head full force by a baseball. He also knows what it will take to provide viable protection for a pitcher: good old entrepreneurship. Greed, even.
Weve put things on the moon before, so I feel like we can create some sort of device that fits over your head and protects you, McCarthy said.
Its going to be a money-maker, whatever it is, because you can sell it to youth leagues and people will wear it all the way through. Usually good ideas go where the money is, so I think if enough companies look at that, or people in the basement that are really creative ... Someone will do it. Its just a matter of when, not if.
McCarthy suffered a life-threating brain contusion, a fractured skull and an epidural hematoma when he was struck on the right side of his head by line drive with Oakland on Sept. 5. He underwent surgery to remove pressure on the brain that night and missed the rest of the season.
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