Ward Dill thinks he has an answer to all the shattered bats that have been hurtling across big-league infields in the past several years. It's called the Radial Bat, and it's made of 12 long wedges of wood bound together by a powerful adhesive.
Dill, 55, who has a master's degree from MIT, said that while his bat may crack like a normal bat, it won't shatter. That's because even though two or three of the wedges might break, the other wedges would keep the bat intact.
-tom fitzgerald, san francisco chronicle staff writer, friday, 1 may 2009
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