Before Toronto pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive last month and Tampa Bay’s Alex Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher June 15, the mere suggestion of wearing protective headwear on the mound might have been lost, even on Braves left-hander Paul Maholm.
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