While we’re on the east coast, we’re going to hang around for the next couple of stops on our region-by-region tour of American baseball. Today we’re heading south to Florida.
Florida is home to both the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays in the Major Leagues and no less than 14 Minor League teams, the most of any state, with creative names like the Blue Wahoos, the Stone Crabs, and the Marauders. But with as much professional talent as the state holds, it also holds plenty of younger talent as well.
Take, for instance, the number one high school team in Florida, ranked nine in the nation, Venice High School. The Venice Indians finished as 2013 7A Florida State Champions for the second year in a row in May. In their final game of the season, they destroyed the Haines City Hornets 14-4 on the 18th for their second consecutive championship win.
Baseball is and always will be a staple of the American culture, so we want to keep players from little league all the way to the majors outfitted with GelDefender head pads to extra padding, comfort and cooling while playing the sport that they and the rest of America love.
*Scientists have no conclusive evidence as to whether or how the reduction of g forces during impacts reduces the number or degree of concussions and head injuries. GelDefenderTM products provide supplemental padding as well as cooling and comfort benefits when used with helmets and caps. Participants in activities in which head impacts can occur should always use tested and approved helmets for protection. However, no helmet or supplemental padding can protect the user from all serious head or neck injuries that can result from impacts.