Most Useless Batting Helmet: Eduardo Nunez
Eduardo Nunez is fast. Like, he’s really fast. Giants’ fans found that out very soon after a trade brought him to San Francisco on July 28th. He would steal 13 bags and hit three triples wearing the orange and black. But his helmet didn’t see all those bases.
Nunez is so fast that when he turned on the jets, his batting helmet just couldn’t keep up. It would fly off his head and bounce behind him as he ran away, determined to reach his destination even without headwear. The helmet would be forced to just sit there on the ground helplessly, watching as its owner abandoned it, over and over again.
This isn’t new for Fast Eddie. Rather, it’s the latest chapter in an ongoing saga between player and headgear. There’s even a twitter account for the helmet from his days with the Minnesota Twins. Highlight videos of Nunez’s time with the New York Yankees seem to feature his bald head more than him wearing his helmet.
Maybe they can invest in a strap for his helmet, like the little leaguers wear.
The speedster will get another season to show off his speed against the National League West with the Giants. Maybe a running tally for how many times his helmet falls off is in order.