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Chip R
10-03-2008, 03:28 PM
At least in Iowa it is.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081003/NEWS/810030365

Highlifeman21
10-03-2008, 06:41 PM
In HS, I swung awkwardly at a breaking ball and the bat slipped out of my hands and would have drilled the 1B coach had he not dove out of the way.

While I can see the "he deliberately threw the bat" argument, it's not out of the realm of possibility his hands were sweaty.

I know I wasn't trying to throw the bat at my 1B coach.

Cyclone792
10-03-2008, 07:34 PM
We've had three or four collisions at the plate this year where the runner lowered the shoulder and went into the catcher a bit hard. There's always typically some contact on the bases with runners sliding in under tags, and we'll have fielders occasionally bump into each other. And let's not forget pitchers getting drilled on shots smashed up the middle.

OldRightHander
10-03-2008, 08:01 PM
It's definitely a contact sport for the pitcher. I have had enough bruises and scars over the years to attest to that.

RedsManRick
10-03-2008, 08:34 PM
My knee that's still sore 6 weeks after the season ended thanks to a collision sliding in at 3B suggests it is indeed a contact sport. And I agree with ORH, pitching is definitely a contact sport. Uggh.

Johnny Footstool
10-04-2008, 03:07 AM
The lawsuit was desperate and frivolous in the first place.

GAC
10-04-2008, 07:36 PM
Anyone who claims it's not a contact sport has never played it. I've got the scars to prove it.