And probably ugly. Baseball season is on the way and about time (big drought between the Super Bowl and baseball season). New this year is baseball’s bigger, stronger, better helmets. From Ken Belson of The New York Times:
Introduced last year, it is fractions of an inch larger and an ounce or so heavier than a traditional helmet. But its carbon fiber shell is also 300 percent stiffer and 130 times stronger than the helmets made with plastic shells that have been the standard for the past several years.
So, not ugly, but mandatory.