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gobears1987
03-14-2007, 09:27 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-jimlitke-031307&prov=ap&type=lgns

I like this idea. I wish the NCAA would do the same.

Dan Mega
03-14-2007, 09:33 AM
I am ok with this as metal bats should be used for softball, not baseball. The "ping" sound disturbs me every time I hear it during a baseball came. Plus the bats are too overpriced.

ilsox7
03-14-2007, 09:44 AM
I am ok with this as metal bats should be used for softball, not baseball. The "ping" sound disturbs me every time I hear it during a baseball came. Plus the bats are too overpriced.

Wood bats would be much more expensive to use. It's one of the reasons metal bats are still widely used.

skottyj242
03-14-2007, 10:10 AM
I agree that it would be too expensive to eliminate aluminum. I wish they hat wood at Sluggers, those aluminum ones suck and they hurt my hands.

Luke
03-14-2007, 10:20 AM
When they say metal, are they including composite and 2 piece bats?

I love the idea of wood bats, but I play in a league with the same issues, a good wood bat isn't cheap. Maple and pro stock ash can easily run $100+. If you only break one bat a year, you're already at the price of a metal bat.

Rather than ban the bats they should look at limiting the performance of them to something that resembles a wood bat.

ilsox7
03-14-2007, 10:22 AM
Rather than ban the bats they should look at limiting the performance of them to something that resembles a wood bat.

Little league already does this.

soxfan13
03-14-2007, 10:26 AM
When they say metal, are they including composite and 2 piece bats?

I love the idea of wood bats, but I play in a league with the same issues, a good wood bat isn't cheap. Maple and pro stock ash can easily run $100+. If you only break one bat a year, you're already at the price of a metal bat.

Rather than ban the bats they should look at limiting the performance of them to something that resembles a wood bat.

Thats what I dont understand. I am amazed there isnt some sort of composite bat that has been invented that eliminates the aluminum bat and is more durable then the wood but acts the same as a wood bat. (wow I confused myself)

Simpler, composite bat that acts the same as a wooden bat but is more durable then wood.

ilsox7
03-14-2007, 10:31 AM
Thats what I dont understand. I am amazed there isnt some sort of composite bat that has been invented that eliminates the aluminum bat and is more durable then the wood but acts the same as a wood bat. (wow I confused myself)

Simpler, composite bat that acts the same as a wooden bat but is more durable then wood.

Link (http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/sports/local_story_073001537.html?keyword=secondarystory) about Little League and bat manufacturers doing just that.

Also, more than 10 years ago, Little League Baseball set a “Bat Performance Factor” scale. The scale, measuring how fast the ball leaves a bat, registers a wooden bat at 1.00, with a very good wooden bat having a BPF of 1.15. The bats allowed by Little League have a BPF of 1.15.

Luke
03-14-2007, 10:35 AM
Thats what I dont understand. I am amazed there isnt some sort of composite bat that has been invented that eliminates the aluminum bat and is more durable then the wood but acts the same as a wood bat. (wow I confused myself)

Simpler, composite bat that acts the same as a wooden bat but is more durable then wood.

Louisville and Brett Bros both make composite wood bats. They're almost impossible to find though, and they're not cheap. I've never known anyone to that used one, so I don't have any feedback on their actual durability.

http://www.slugger.com/baseball/wood/tpxc271.html

They look pretty cool though.

soxfan13
03-14-2007, 10:42 AM
Louisville and Brett Bros both make composite wood bats. They're almost impossible to find though, and they're not cheap. I've never known anyone to that used one, so I don't have any feedback on their actual durability.

http://www.slugger.com/baseball/wood/tpxc271.html

They look pretty cool though.

Does look cool.:smile:

skottyj242
03-14-2007, 10:51 AM
Would those "notches" affect the ball off the bat?

Luke
03-14-2007, 11:00 AM
Would those "notches" affect the ball off the bat?

I don't think so. When I was at the factory, they said the notches were filled in with a glue impregnated with sawdust, and then the bat was dipped in a type of lacquer to give it a smooth surface.

nug0hs
03-15-2007, 03:36 PM
aluminum bats DESTROY your hands as well

soxinem1
03-15-2007, 04:31 PM
Thats what I dont understand. I am amazed there isnt some sort of composite bat that has been invented that eliminates the aluminum bat and is more durable then the wood but acts the same as a wood bat. (wow I confused myself)

Simpler, composite bat that acts the same as a wooden bat but is more durable then wood.

Well, especially at the rate bats break in the pros in the last few years, in the long run wood is more expensive.

At the same token, I think the quality of pitching would change dramatically, especially at the high school and college ranks.