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Postby cordscords » Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:27 pm

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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:22 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
Mugrila wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:I like them getting rid of the metal bats. Those things are dangerous especially in HS and College


I wouldn't mind, though it seems more feasible for college. I never saw a single injury in 4 years of varsity that could be traced to a metal bat. I did have an inch long cut under my eye that was pretty nasty, but that was simply from a freak accident on the basepaths and goes to show there is always a risk involved in any kind of competitive athletics.


i saw a pitcher get his shinn broke from a line drive off of the bat :-P


I saw Bryce Florie's career ruined by a line drive off a wooden bat. Baseball can be dangerous, no matter the type of bat.
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Postby BigLebowski » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:36 am

Since it isn't economical to use wooden bats, can't they just deaden the alum. ones? Softball guy wants the bat that hits his ball 10 feet farther than anyones elses can, whey don't they just put spec.'s on alum. bats so they don't hit them as far?
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:06 am

i play in a wood bat league we use composites ;-D
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:11 am

There have been many suggestions and supporters for the idea of switching to wood bats, espescially at the high school and college levels. But the problem here is money. The income that a MLB organization receives compared to a college and high school program is no where near in the same ball park. Wood bats cost money about 100-120 for a bat that is more than just a piece of bark found in the back yard. Also with a wood bat you never know how many AB's you will get with a wood bat. One inside pitch off the handle and you are out 100+ bucks. With aluminum bats they are between 200-300 and can get you through a whole season without breaking. Hopefully these New Yorkers banning aluminum bats have a plan to come up with the lots more money required to switch to wooden bats.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:30 am

BaseballFann0008 wrote:There have been many suggestions and supporters for the idea of switching to wood bats, espescially at the high school and college levels. But the problem here is money. The income that a MLB organization receives compared to a college and high school program is no where near in the same ball park. Wood bats cost money about 100-120 for a bat that is more than just a piece of bark found in the back yard. Also with a wood bat you never know how many AB's you will get with a wood bat. One inside pitch off the handle and you are out 100+ bucks. With aluminum bats they are between 200-300 and can get you through a whole season without breaking. Hopefully these New Yorkers banning aluminum bats have a plan to come up with the lots more money required to switch to wooden bats.


Not true...You can get a Composite wood bat with a 3 month warranty for under 100 bucks.
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