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Should aluminums be banned?
03-26-2002, 11:00 AM
I like MLB using wooden bats so that pitchers can go inside which will often break a wooden bat. I broken bat is much more dangerous. I wouldn't mind reducing power hitting with wooden bats but not because it is more dangerous. I find the reasoning silly. A wooden bat has as much or more potential for causing injury.
03-26-2002, 11:41 AM
If a league wants to ban aluminum bats, that's fine with me. It shouldn't be a "law," though.
On a little league level, aluminum isn't any more dangerous than wooden. They're much less expensive in the long run, though.
On the pro level, aluminum bats would be dangerous to pitchers & fans. You'd have a massive increase in offense and also an increase in injuries (both players and fans). I wouldn't want to be a pitcher or a fan down the foul lines.
03-26-2002, 12:17 PM
I would think aluminum bats would be a better solution than wood. With aluminum you can make the bat have what ever proformance you want. The problem isn't the idea of using aluminum bats it is that the manufacturers have created super proformance aluminum (and titanium) bats. Impliment a rule to allow only bats that don't exceed a certain performance level like the balls.
As for whether there should be a law, if the league is sponsored by the city or if they play on city owned fields then the city has a responsibility to make sure that they are following certain safety guidelines. Because if the city has been informed of a safety issue and does nothing to address it, couldn't they then be held responsible for any future injury from the unsafe act?
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