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metal baseball bats benched in NYC?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by writing irish, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I wish there were more reporters interested in this issue.
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Problem is, if you ban metal bats, you give a lot of poorer public schools barely able to field a baseball team as it is the silver bullet to kill it. Keeping a team flush in wood bats is way more expensive than doing it with whatever alloy composite you're using.

    It's a catch-22 for sure.
  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    I'm starting to think this is more of a political issue than one of safety. It pops up every year, with the same result.
    The only thing it's usually good for is getting some beaurocrat's face in the paper.
  5. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Good point, Meat. It's a messy issue, for sure, with no obvious solution.

    Riddick, maybe some politco jackoffs use the issue for publicity, but I personally view it as a safety issue.
  6. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    There have been a handful of very sad, very unusual tragedies involving metal bats, so it's no surprise that a couple of politicians are flocking to this issue.

    Wooden bats for every youth league in America would be great...if only they could invent a wooden bat that was cheaper, more durable and didn't break. Until then, we're stuck with metal bats.
  7. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    Just noticed this quote from the article...

    In other words, believe my anecdotal experiences instead of real data.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    James Oddo = Giant Douche
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Other than the threat of injuries, is there any reason (other than baseball purists getting a woody (ha!) over this) that they should outlaw metal bats?
  10. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    you can make a composite bat that acts more like wood and is more durable. the problem with the metal bats is that it's a freakin' arms race with $400 bats
  11. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I say gradually move toward the ban on metal bats. Let the bat manufacturers come up with different levels of quality of the wood bats. High-end wood bats they can sell in the sporting goods stores and lower-end models they can get a tax write-off on by donating them to inner-city Little Leagues and school teams.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They aren't worried about injuries. They're worried about getting sued over injuries.
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