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June 25, 2008 4:57 PM

Baseball: Going Batty


Clearly baseball has a problem with their maple bats. The collective bargaining agreement makes it improbable that anything can be done anytime soon to the danger of shattering wood behind the plate. Ash bats are better and a bit more stable. But it could be worse. They could adopt those hideous metal bats that are so popular in college ball. Yeecchh.

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  • June 26, 2008

    8:28 AM

    Mike writes:

    What MLB needs to do is to lay down an ultimatium that maple bats ate outlawed. Period.
    One of these shards of wood is eventually going to end up in a player's, fan's or umpire's eye(s), thus rendering that person blind. Why is MLB waiting on this? It's absurd.
    Make the game safe. It's the simplest decision ever. A complete no brainer.

  • June 26, 2008

    11:07 AM

    Gregg writes:

    Totally agree. This bat thing is out of hand. MLB needs to at least standardize bats on a greater level. The bats should have to meet some requirements (length limits and limits on diameter of handle and barrel) much like hockey sticks have to meet blade requirements in the NHL.

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