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  1. MLB, union working with Boombang to advance protective headgear f...

    William Weinbaum

    On Friday, MLB and MLB Players Association officials told OTL they have been engaged for months with Boombang, a California-based engineering, research and consulting company, in an effort to advance the development of protective headgear for pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  2. Tony La Russa advocates induction into Baseball Hall of Fame with...

    William Weinbaum

    Even without the likes of Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, there is abundance now where there was emptiness a year ago.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  3. Alex Cobb of Tampa Bay Rays to endorse padded inserts for youth b...

    William Weinbaum

    Six days before the first anniversary of the scary episode in which he suffered a concussion on a line drive that struck his right ear, Rays pitcher Alex Cobb said Monday he is about to endorse the isoBLOX padded insert for caps.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  4. Pitchers protective caps approved by Major League Baseball

    William Weinbaum

    On Tuesday morning, MLB informed its 30 teams that it has approved a protective hat for pitchers for the first time.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  5. J.A. Happ of Toronto Blue Jays aiming for All-Star break return

    William Weinbaum

    "Man, that was eerie," Toronto pitcher J.A. Happ told ESPN Thursday night about seeing footage of Tampa pitcher Alex Cobb take a shot to the head at Tropicana Field five weeks after he did.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  6. Toronto Blue Jays' J.A. Happ ready to start throwing outdoors

    William Weinbaum

    Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ said a package containing a knee brace didn't arrive Thursday as hoped, so Friday will be the earliest he'll try throwing outdoors since his injuries in a graphic May 7 episode.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  7. MLB not ready to approve padded cap lining in time for Opening Da...

    William Weinbaum

    When then-Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy suffered life-threatening brain injuries after he was struck in the head by a line drive in September, MLB said it accelerated its efforts to come up with acceptable protective headgear for pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  8. Spurred by pitchers being struck by batted balls, discussions of ...

    William Weinbaum

    Twice in a span of less than two months late last season, line drives hit pitchers in the head, drawing unprecedented attention to the vulnerability of the men on the mound.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  9. MLB not ready to approve padded caps for pitchers

    William Weinbaum

    Major League Baseball begins spring training without an approved choice of protective headgear for pitchers, and it's uncertain whether any product will receive approval in time for the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  10. How Al Campanis' controversial racial remarks cost him his career...

    William Weinbaum

    Twenty-five years ago, veteran L.A. Dodgers executive Al Campanis shocked the nation by making racially charged remarks on ABC's "Nightline."

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  11. Larry King recalls Fred's Madoff plug

    William Weinbaum

    Valerie Macon/Getty Images Larry King In an interview on Thursday at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home with T.J. Quinn of Outside the Lines, Larry King said his wife asked Wilpon for a recommendation of an investment company and Wilpon spoke of "...

    Blog | February 11, 2011