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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-10 04:55 PM
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9. And maple bats
the classic Louisville Slugger is made from ash. A few years ago, some hitters decided they could get a (very slight) edge by switching to maple. Result: A rash of horrific broken-bat injuries, mostly in the stands -- until now.
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  -Chicago Cubs baseball player, Tyler Colvin, impaled by a broken bat. Better Believe It  Sep-19-10 04:45 PM   #0 
  - why is this just a problem now? Haven't bats always been maple?  hlthe2b   Sep-19-10 04:49 PM   #1 
  - Faster pitches, stronger faster batters  Paulie   Sep-19-10 04:52 PM   #3 
  - If you like baseball games with a dozen or more HR's every game. n/t  Greyhound   Sep-19-10 04:55 PM   #7 
  - Absolutely that, let runs look like a football game, pitchers duels are boring  Paulie   Sep-19-10 04:59 PM   #14 
  - And maple bats  KamaAina   Sep-19-10 04:55 PM   #9 
  - Ahh, that makes sense... and yes, now I do remember ash....  hlthe2b   Sep-19-10 04:58 PM   #12 
  - Aluminum bats are supposedly outlawed for little league because  hlthe2b   Sep-19-10 04:56 PM   #10 
  - 'ROIDS!  xultar   Sep-19-10 05:00 PM   #17 
  - Nice post, Barry Bonds! Or is that Mark McGwire.  madinmaryland   Sep-19-10 05:19 PM   #36 
  - Aluminum bats are an abomination unto the gods.  TheMightyFavog   Sep-19-10 07:46 PM   #48 
     - and dangerous  JVS   Sep-19-10 09:57 PM   #52 
  - No. Here's the history of maple bats  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 04:55 PM   #6 
  - As far as I know, no MLB bats are maple...  3waygeek   Sep-19-10 04:55 PM   #8 
  - That was true until 2001.  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 05:02 PM   #19 
  - You are incorrect  JackintheGreen   Sep-19-10 05:10 PM   #29 
  - Bats used to be made of ash, but I don't know whether that matters.  theothersnippywshrub   Sep-19-10 05:02 PM   #21 
  - No. Louisville Sluggers are made of Ash.  rateyes   Sep-19-10 05:13 PM   #31 
  - Nope, they used to be hickory, then ash.  Spider Jerusalem   Sep-19-10 05:13 PM   #32 
  - I thought they were traditionally made from ash, and the switch to another wood  kestrel91316   Sep-19-10 05:24 PM   #37 
  - No. Bats used to be made from  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Sep-19-10 05:40 PM   #41 
  - I should read first then post  rurallib   Sep-19-10 06:59 PM   #44 
  - I am pretty sure bats are traditionally made from Ash. Ash is stout wood and usually doesn't shatter  Erose999   Sep-19-10 10:21 PM   #58 
  - what is the suggested solution to this problem? curious. nt  seabeyond   Sep-19-10 04:51 PM   #2 
  - It's really very simple. Ban maple bats. But, that probably won't happen until  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 04:58 PM   #13 
     - well, there you go bbi. i don't know anything about it. but this sounds obvious. nt  seabeyond   Sep-19-10 04:59 PM   #15 
  - Colvin being treated with a chest tube. Out for season. Will remain in hospital for a few days.  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 04:53 PM   #4 
  - Two incidents in two years?  Vickers   Sep-19-10 04:54 PM   #5 
  - Aluminum bats are more dangerous for the pitcher  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-19-10 04:57 PM   #11 
  - Traditional ash wood bats used for over 100 years are safer than maple wood bats or aluminum bats.  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 04:59 PM   #16 
     - Okay... if it's about kinds of wood I agree with you  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-19-10 05:02 PM   #20 
        - It's the old fashioned ash wood alternative that was used for over 100 years without a problem!  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 05:04 PM   #22 
  - Let's not get too nannyish over this.  Nye Bevan   Sep-19-10 05:00 PM   #18 
  - well aren't you just the pragmatist....?  hlthe2b   Sep-19-10 05:06 PM   #24 
  - How about extending the screen to the entire outfield?  Nye Bevan   Sep-19-10 09:54 PM   #51 
     - What is your problem?  hlthe2b   Sep-19-10 10:08 PM   #55 
  - These maple bats have nearly impaled spectators when they've shattered.  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 05:10 PM   #28 
  - Screw 'purity of the sport' & switch to aluminum bats.  AnArmyVeteran   Sep-19-10 05:05 PM   #23 
  - Since aluminum are considered too dangerous for little league  hlthe2b   Sep-19-10 05:07 PM   #25 
  - Funny. Did anyone read a post about the "purity of the sport"?  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 05:16 PM   #33 
  - Because aluminum bats never break the hitters learn to  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-19-10 05:17 PM   #34 
  - Personally, I think that MLB should include wild tigers in the game  Vinnie From Indy   Sep-19-10 05:08 PM   #26 
  - Heres a photo, check out who took it  DJ13   Sep-19-10 05:09 PM   #27 
  - Keith!  hlthe2b   Sep-19-10 05:11 PM   #30 
     - it's a screen cap... n/t  ProdigalJunkMail   Sep-19-10 05:25 PM   #38 
        - Oh... of course...  hlthe2b   Sep-19-10 05:26 PM   #39 
           - just a comment on the seats...  ProdigalJunkMail   Sep-19-10 05:26 PM   #40 
  - The bats used to be made of ash  Drale   Sep-19-10 05:18 PM   #35 
  - Wailt until someone dies.  TheCowsCameHome   Sep-19-10 05:49 PM   #42 
  - Here's more video on the incident.  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 06:58 PM   #43 
  - I seem to recall that a graphite composite was proffered  rurallib   Sep-19-10 07:06 PM   #45 
  - Maybe they could be used in school but stick with ash wood on the professional level.  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 07:13 PM   #46 
  - nowhere near forever  sylveste   Sep-19-10 10:47 PM   #59 
  - Latest on Colvin's condition  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 07:17 PM   #47 
  - Could you imagine how much the game would  AsahinaKimi   Sep-19-10 07:48 PM   #49 
  - I wouldn't want to be playing 3rd base with Pujols at the plate with a metal bat...  Mudoria   Sep-19-10 08:58 PM   #50 
  - For the last month or so, I been thinking about the sound of baseball.  RandomThoughts   Sep-19-10 10:04 PM   #53 
  - Exactly. No sound is prettier than the wood hitting the ball  Ishoutandscream2   Sep-19-10 10:17 PM   #57 
  - What about the dangers of soap? It's so slippery!  Bonobo   Sep-19-10 10:04 PM   #54 
  - Don't put soap on your baseball glove or try to hit a baseball with a fork!  Better Believe It   Sep-19-10 10:50 PM   #60 
     - Yes I have.  Bonobo   Sep-19-10 10:59 PM   #61 
        - "Ban wooden bats because one hit in a million leads to an injury?" You need to read the posts.  Better Believe It   Sep-20-10 08:45 AM   #64 
  - This also happened to Steve Yeager in 1976. Almost killed him.  me b zola   Sep-19-10 10:14 PM   #56 
  - Back in the old days bats lasted forever.  tuckessee   Sep-19-10 11:00 PM   #62 
  - Montage of broken bats  exboyfil   Sep-20-10 06:32 AM   #63 

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