Today MLB gave the green light to protective caps for pitchers. The protective cap would be worn under a cap, giving the pitcher a head shield that is revolutionary in baseball. Unfortunately this new shield comes at a cost of an awkward appearance, and also the discomfort in overheating after extended periods. A few years ago I would have been opposed to this protective cap, but after watching J.A. Happ get hit on the head, I am now in favor of this product approval. My support for this protective cap comes on the belief that any equipment that can secure the safety of an individual on the field, without interfering with their performance is worth investing in. Just like the goalie mask in hockey, this protective shield will eventually gain acceptance as it becomes better designed, lighter in weight, and saves a few players a visit to the hospital.