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    New York City bans metal bats

    Hope I didn't miss this posted anywhere else...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/14/ny...hp&oref=slogin

    I would love to hear people's thoughts on this.
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    I have no problem with someone saying metal bats are dangerous and should not be used. I have no problem with the other agruement either. What I DO have a problem with is the City Council making this decision instead of the High Schools, little leagues, ect. Can you imagine if they told MLB they had to use metal bats from now on, because wood bats could lead to splinters.

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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    My gut responce to this is, "dear God, will the safety nuts ever give it a rest"? But that is purely a knee-jerk reaction. Will have to think this one out a bit.

    Then again, I'm more of a tradional wooden bat sorta guy, so maybe the unintended consequences that almost always follow legislative action will end up doing something good (ie. ridding this planet of the evil that is aluminum bats in baseball).
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    NYC's always been a wood bat kind of town.

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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    I like New York city better today

    All metal bats should be banned, along with the DH

    They are just...Wrong.
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    NYC's always been a wood bat kind of town.

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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    good. hope more places follow suit.
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    Next they're going to make them play with rocks instead of baseballs.
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    Good grief, further proof that we have too many people in government today. Don't they have anything better to do? Again, passing a law based on no evidence, just a "feeling" that alumimum bats are more dangerous.

    I guess the government always knows what's best for us, and should make every decision for us. I forgot to take my vitamin this morning, I'm expecting to get my ticket and fine in the mail.
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    "Warriors. . . Come out and PLAAYEEEEAAAAY!"
    Ah, the Furies.

    I appreciate their dedication to the baseball theme, but really, does it make sense to wear spiked cleats on pavement?
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    This ban wont last long once the environmentalists get ahold of this. By banning aluminum bats more trees will have to be cut down to make wood bats. It will stage a big fight between the environmentalists and the safety police. A battle of the quacks!!
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Next they're going to make them play with rocks instead of baseballs.
    Nerf™ rocks, maybe.
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    BP Radio had the guy from NJ who was backing this on a few months ago, pretty interesting show.. all about metal bats etc...

    Maybe someone can dig it up?

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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Ah, the Furies.

    I appreciate their dedication to the baseball theme, but really, does it make sense to wear spiked cleats on pavement?
    I don't like metal bats anymore than the next guy...the ping sound is like fingernails on a chalkboard. But there are several other underlying issues that bother me more; a.) the gov't legislating something as trivial as this, b. the gov't wasting tax dollars on something like this c.) making a decision based on bad data; if they're worried about saftey they should be thinking about how many people get hurt from sprained ankles crosssing a base, broken fingers sliding into a base, injuries from getting plunked, steel spike injuries, etc, etc, d.) is the danger from the trampoline effect of aluminum bats really that pronounced in high school? Maybe in college and likely in pros but not in high school. I've probably watched 600 plus highschool and college games in the last 12 years or so and I can't recall a pitcher ever getting injured by a batted ball, but I recall lots of other injuries sustained before during and after games. Sorry, but it would take someone from NY City to come up with something like this. I just surprised it didn't orginate in California.
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    Re: New York City bans metal bats

    What would happen if a kid were killed or seriously injured by a shot off a wooden bat?
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