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Local company 'Nutshellz' catching attention of Cardinals, Major Leaguers

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Raber's bulletproof cups have caught the attention of many Major League Baseball teams, who are looking for more security for their players (Credit: KMOV) Raber's bulletproof cups have caught the attention of many Major League Baseball teams, who are looking for more security for their players (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

 A . protective cup so strong that not even a bullet could pierce it, that's exactly what local inventor Jeremiah Raber's product Nutshellz does.

"It originally started out almost gimmicky," said Raber. "Let's make it bullet resistant. Then I actually tested some of the stuff I was making and I was amazed that this stuff does what it says."

Raber's bulletproof cups have caught the attention of many Major League Baseball teams, who are looking for more security for their players.

"Seven teams have reached out and are protecting their players," said Raber. "I just know that it's going to keep on growing."

The St. Louis Cardinals are the latest customers of Raber's. They purchased three sets after Yadier Molina's groin injury, which is keeping him out for around a month.

"We got to protect guys when 102, 103 mph fastballs or foul tips are coming at guys," said Raber. "It's just a scary thing."

The Baltimore Orioles are also fans of the bulletproof cups. It helped catcher Caleb Joseph regain confidence behind the plate after his groin injury.

"He was having some issues getting back behind home plate after the injury," said Raber. "He was out for a month, kind of the same thing that happened here with the Cardinals. When he got the Nutshellz, he came out publicly and said he has confidence in getting back in the game."

But, Nutshellz aren't just for the Major Leaguers. NHL hockey players and ultimate fighters, who the product was originally made for, also swear by it.

"I have a lot of guys that fight that wear them," said Raber. They take a kick and the guy that kicked hurts his leg and they walk around fine so it's good stuff."

Groin injuries like Molina's won't be the last, Raber hopes that his armored Nutshellz will be the answer for keeping athletes safe.

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