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    Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

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    FULLERTON, Calif. - The highlight of Team USA’s workout yesterday at Cal-State Fullerton was watching Ken Griffey Jr. take a round of batting practice with an aluminum bat. Griffey had folks oohing and ahhing as he hit a series of shots over a row of trees beyond center field.

    Asked how he felt about using the aluminum bat, Griffey said, “Not for me, not for me.”
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    Re: Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

    Imagine, if you will, Dunn or the dearly departed WMP with an aluminum bat.
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    Re: Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Imagine, if you will, Dunn or the dearly departed WMP with an aluminum bat.
    If I am a pitcher, I would absolutely refuse to pitch a ball to Pena if he was holding an aluminum bat.
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    Re: Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    If I am a pitcher, I would absolutely refuse to pitch a ball to Pena if he was holding an aluminum bat.
    I would pitch to him. I'd just do it behind a screen.
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    Re: Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    I would pitch to him. I'd just do it behind a screen.
    What's the screen made out of?
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    Re: Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

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    What's the screen made out of?
    Titanium.
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    Re: Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    I would pitch to him. I'd just do it behind a screen.
    He'd only get offspeed stuff from me. Even my fastball.
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    Re: Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

    That's IT! To bring parity into baseball, have the small market teams play with aluminum bats and teams like the Yankees play with ping pong paddles as bats.

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    Re: Griffey, aluminum bat...scary thought

    Years ago when McGwire was chasing the record, I remember reading an article (or maybe I dreamed it) that said if he hit a baseball with an aluminum bat with his bat speed that he would shatter the bones in his wrist. I guess the velocity from the pitcher played a roll in it too. Does anyone else remember anything about that?


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