Thankfully, Broxton wears what is called a “C-flap” helmet, which has protection that runs down beneath a batter’s frontside ear.
Broxton, who suffered a small nasal fracture but isn’t expected to land on the disabled-list, credited the extra protection for saving his life after the game.
In the clubhouse, Keon Broxton invited over cameras. He wants to get out the word to other MLB players: At least try the "C-flap" helmet. pic.twitter.com/mgAZv4B7Ve
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 6, 2017
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 7, 2017
“That thing just saved my life,” Broxton told reporters prior to encouraging all MLB players to at least give it a try.
Hopefully, some will…