Sports Illustrated reported on Saturday morning that Major League Baseball is looking for ways to further protect pitchers from line drives after Doug Fister was hit in the head during Game 2 on Thursday night.

From the article: “A cap liner with Kevlar, the high-impact material used by military, law enforcement and NFL players for body armor, is among the ideas under consideration.” According to the article, this sort of equipment might start to be used in the Minor Leagues as soon as 2013.

It’s pretty crazy to think that there was a time when hitters didn’t wear helmets or when catchers didn’t wear face masks. It’s a very serious issue and while it might look ridiculous or be unpopular, it’s hard to argue that MLB shouldn’t be doing more to protect the heads of its players…