Re: Inventor has solution for aluminum bat ping and wood bat breakage
When I was at Tulane I did some side work freshman year covering the baseball team. At one game, I got into a discussion with a scout/writer at a game (he was watching Jake Gautreau) about metal bats and the difficulties involved with making the transition from college because of it.
He told me that a lot of college programs would fold up and die if they were forced to go to the wood bat not because of the cost involved but, rather, because the metal bat has the ability to make below-average hitters passable college players. Without those players, many teams (especially northern programs) wouldn't have enough even barely-average players to field a competitive squad. I always found that outlook interesting and wondered if there was any truth to it.
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