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Rockies first base coach Hill elects to wear helmet

Updated: July 25, 2007, 11:06 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Colorado Rockies first-base coach Glenallen Hill isn't taking any chances following the death of Mike Coolbaugh from a line drive in a minor league game.

For the first time in his short coaching career, Hill donned a helmet for the Padres-Rockies series.

"It just makes sense," he said Tuesday night.

The issue of coaches wearing helmets has been a hot topic in baseball since Coolbaugh was struck and killed by a line drive Sunday night at North Little ...

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