Re: Teams Switch to Wooden Bats to Honor Injured Pitcher
Whether it's wood, composite, or some kind of aluminum, I feel that with the technology out there today, there should be a way to produce bats that are durable, yet reduce the speed at which balls come off the bat. Where's the push back on this? I figure aluminum bat makers lack the financial incentive to deaden their bats, as kids and beer league softball guys like the ability to mash the ball. But it seems to me like amateur leagues, state high school sports associations, and the NCAA could all enact rules concerning the technical specifications of aluminum bats to make them safer and institute penalties for teams or players that use bats that exceed limits.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.