Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed
Why is it not out off the fielder's helmet? If it bonked the fielder on the noggin and thenceforth leapt up in to the bucket like hands of a nearby fielder it'd be out - surely?
Because the purpose of helmets is to protect the fielders; not aid them in catching the ball.
If it actually had sconned him he'd probably be unconscious on the deck.