Re: Teams Switch to Wooden Bats to Honor Injured Pitcher
It might be more expensive to keep replenishing amateur teams wooden bats, but I think the safety advantage far outweighs the expense. Metal bats seem to result in aritificailly high numbers for amateur hitters, so what is the "baseball" point of using them? One of the biggest question marks surrounding collegiate hitters entering the amateur draft is how the transition from metal to wood is going to effect them, so it seems to me that there is very little to be gained by continuing to use them... and at least a few fractured skulls making a great case against them.
I'd even hop on board for the "kazoo" helmets, at least in minor league baseball.