Chipper Jones has let it be known that he’s no fan of the new Coolflow helmets many of the players are using. From the Atlanta-Journal Constitution:
“I’m never going to wear one of those,” Jones said. “They are ugly and I’m not sure that they are even safe. I’m going to stick with my old helmet and have them slap a new “A” on the front every year.”
Despite being lighter and having holes on the sides and at the top, Rawlings insists that their Coolflo Batter’s Helmet offers more protection than the old models.
Jones isn’t convinced. “There is nothing to them,” he said. “I’m not going to risk it.”
Jones learned to appreciate the value of using quality protective devices after he got a Hooters waitress pregnant a few years back.