Interesting article...not sure if this is political or Baseball, so move it around as necessary.
Safety in Lumber? N.Y. Bill Says Yes
By Alan Goldenbach
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 16, 2007; Page E01
James Oddo has spent six years championing a cause he says is not that important. Yet, if the New York City councilman is able to turn his cause into legislation, it could set into motion a sweeping change in the way baseball is played at all youth levels nationwide.
Oddo wants to ban the use of all non-wooden bats from game action in New York City high schools, both public and private. It is a public safety issue, he said, and one that the scholastic and sport's governing bodies have not addressed.
Although it would be costly, I think in the long run it would be beneficial to the developing youngsters if they stuck with wood bats. Then you wouldn't have to worry about a prospect's hitting ability diminishing when restricted to wood bats at the professional level. Just my opinion...