Monday, August 18, 2008
MAPLE BATS: Life Threatening Injury Waiting to Happen
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Much attention has been focused on the increased use of maple bats which provide batters with a lighter weight softer wood that supposedly increases bat speed. The danger is the softer bats are much more prone to shattering sending fast-flying wooden scraps where fans, coaches, and other players are in harm's way. This is becoming an increasingly louder safety concern. Will something be done proactively or will it take a human tragedy to address the issue? Need an extra nudge to figure where to stand on this issue -- Barry Bonds used maple bats. WEIGH IN ON OUR SURVEY IN THE RIGHT COLUMN!