Originally Posted by shark6428
Some use a rain bag that completely covers everything but the front of the lens like the Kata E-702. Others use sweatbands on the lens body and some use a neoprene body case with holes cut for important buttons. I've only seen one person use a towel to cover himself and the camera while filming. The best protection is prevention by knowing where not to be like in lanes or where paint will bounce off of a bunker.
I agree with this guy. I use sweatbands on the outside of my lens. I find using the rain gear cover to be cumbersome and often gets in the way of me getting a good shot because it fogs up and I cant see through my viewfinder.
Situational awareness always goes a long way. You lean where and where not to stand on a field to keep yourself in the best positions to get the shot you want while not getting you and your gear into too much trouble from the action on the field.