Jonathan thanks for posting this. The day I recieved my issue of Pediatrics with this artilce my 11 y/o had a game and an opposing hitter foul tipped a pitch into his own face. After a brief nose bleed he was able to continue playing. I plan on bringing this issue to my local youth leagues attention. I think they should be at least encouraging face guards on batting helmets. Face guards fro fielders might be a difficult concept. At least I got my own son to wear RecSpecs in place of his regular glasses.