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Ross experimenting with different helmet styles

MESA, Ariz. -- Cubs catcher David Ross is experimenting this spring with what catcher's helmet to use.

"I used to wear the hockey-style mask and switched to a traditional one last year, and didn't throw as good," Ross said Sunday. "The hockey style helps with my direction."

Ross is getting a specially designed helmet that has more padding and he is still trying to figure out what's comfortable. So far, Ross has flip-flopped his headgear in the three days of camp.

"[Saturday], I had the traditional one, the first day [Friday], I had the hockey one," Ross said. "I'm messing around a little bit."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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