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Published November 9, 2012
HEAD GAMES: CBSSPORTS.com's Danny Knobler noted MLB is "in the early stages of testing Kevlar inserts that could go inside caps and help protect pitchers from head injuries." MLB GMs were "briefed Thursday morning on the Kevlar tests, and preliminary results could be presented to team medical personnel at next month's winter meetings in Nashville." Any requirement to wear more protection "would need to be collectively bargained with the players' union, but the first step may be to provide inserts that players could choose to either use or not use" (CBSSPORTS.com, 11/8).
THE SEARCH FOR TOMORROW: Columnist Kevin Blackistone said MLB has done "in total a pretty good job over the last few years in terms of how teams bring people in to run their teams," and nobody is "really getting passed over” for managerial positions. But ESPN’s J.A. Adande wondered, “Why aren’t there more Latino managers?” Adande said about 27% of players on MLB rosters are Latino, so “we should see that reflected in the managerial ranks.” Dallas Morning News columnist Tim Cowlishaw said teams are “thinking outside-the-box with the GM position with young business-types who look at baseball a different way." Cowlishaw: "The key is find a compatible manager to go with that GM” (“Around The Horn,” ESPN, 11/8).