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  • Ban Metal Bats?

    I dont know where this topic goes but i do wanna say a thing about college baseball. I don't think ever metal bats should be used in College Baseball (or High Schools).
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    Yes
    88.46%
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    No
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    Last edited by 2007wschamps; 02-07-2006, 01:40 PM.

  • #2
    I agree with the person above me, hehe
    So far 3 votes yes
    1 vote no
    While I do prefer to interact with people in a gentle manner... I'm also not at all opposed to establishing my dominance in a reign of terror.

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    • #3
      ALL artificial bats should be banned. Metal bats should be melted down, and made into automobiles.

      Bob

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      • #4
        life would be better wouldn't it.

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        • #5
          I didn't vote because there is no mention of an alternative.
          Do we expect college and HS players to be able to buy multiple boxes of wooden bats every year?
          Are maple bats durable enough to last a season or more? I'm sure they're a lot better than ash, but I've seen plenty of those fancy Sam Bats exploding in the hands of ML players.
          Will the new composite/wood bats last a season or more? Do they maintain the feel of wood?
          I guess we could go back to the day when wood bats had handles of 1.5 inches or so in diameter and/or were made of hickory and would last a long time, but too bad for kids with small hands or without the strength of a lumberjack.
          What are these players supposed to use if metal bats are banned?
          "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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          • #6
            What are these players supposed to use if metal bats are banned?
            ANSWER..WOOD BATS.

            it just speeds up the process.Bats mean nothing.A real hitter can hit with anything.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wogdoggy
              What are these players supposed to use if metal bats are banned?
              ANSWER..WOOD BATS.

              it just speeds up the process.Bats mean nothing.A real hitter can hit with anything.
              I just think that a lot of kids and programs are going to have problems with constantly having to replace wood bats. It's no big deal for me to drop $30-120 to get a new wood bat, and I have so many in the basement now that it would be hard for me to run out, anyway, but that's probably not true for your average 15 year old. Metal bats caught on because of the increased durability...the performance improvements mostly came later.
              If bats mean nothing, how come most pro players are so particular about their model, wood, weight, etc? Read any of what Ted Williams wrote about hitting and tell me that he thought his bats meant nothing. He would send bats back for being 1/2 ounce off!
              I guess he wasn't a real hitter?
              "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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              • #8
                I guess you just dont get it..metal bats mask bad habits.they are dangerous and are generally to light...a real hitter can hit hard with a wood bat or metal bat..a crummy hitter cant hit with either.moreso a wood...funny how parents will dish 200 bucks foor an alumimnum but cringe when buying 3 40 dollar woodies.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wogdoggy
                  a crummy hitter cant hit with either.
                  Please... Tim Hudson hit something like 15 home runs in a season at Auburn. I've seen kids hitting .400 in high school with their $350 "Easton Elite Samuri Sc888 Flex Grip Ninja Bat" then they get to the next, those balls of the handle arent line drives to center anymore, theyre nubbers that bounce infront of the second baseman. Those back of the wall scraping 315 foot homeruns off the end of the bat are weak fly balls.

                  Maybe you should ask all the scouts about their prospects they drafted out of college who hit bombs but had s****y swings and stunk once they picked up wood.

                  Hellborn- yes composite bats feel like wood and have the same characteristics and last longer than a single season.
                  Last edited by AYEKAYE47; 02-08-2006, 05:04 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Metal Bats

                    I think they should be bannned too!! I mean in my league(9-10) is aloud to because we don't have a lot of streagth but................high schoolers and collage kids have a whole lot of power so the can hit with a wooden bat and 1 out of 5 people in those grades can hit homeruns or grand slam with wooden bats. Bann them!!
                    Brooks Robinson
                    Frank Robinson
                    Luis Aparicio
                    Robin Roberts
                    Reggie Jackson
                    Eddie Murray
                    Hoyt Wilhelm
                    Cal Ripken Jr.
                    George Kell
                    Earl Weaver
                    Jim Palmer
                    All Baltimore Orioles' hall of famers.
                    P.S. Brooks Robinson was the best!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bluezebra
                      ALL artificial bats should be banned. Metal bats should be melted down, and made into automobiles.

                      Bob
                      Dude my league(9-10) needs matal bats so mabey instead of using the metal to make cars make smaller bats for little league.
                      Brooks Robinson
                      Frank Robinson
                      Luis Aparicio
                      Robin Roberts
                      Reggie Jackson
                      Eddie Murray
                      Hoyt Wilhelm
                      Cal Ripken Jr.
                      George Kell
                      Earl Weaver
                      Jim Palmer
                      All Baltimore Orioles' hall of famers.
                      P.S. Brooks Robinson was the best!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2004wschamps
                        I dont know where this topic goes but i do wanna say a thing about college baseball. I don't think ever metal bats should be used in College Baseball (or High Schools).
                        In order to be able to answer this question you have to understand the history of metal bats and where many leagues are going with them. When they first came out there were few controls on weight distribution, materials, and drops. Many leagues have adopted BESR requirements and now are using metal bats that emulates the performance of a Northern White Ash bat. I suspect more work needs to be done, but I feel much of what we hear is based on urban legend and old stories.
                        Last edited by Jake Patterson; 02-08-2006, 08:26 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Maybe you should ask all the scouts about their prospects they drafted out of college who hit bombs but had s****y swings and stunk once they picked up wood.



                          Obviously those scouts couldnt tell a good swing if it hit em in the eyes.Either you have the mechanics or you dont..hell yeah a metal bat is much more forgiving thats not rocket science.I guess the scouts should look at other criteria?????

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wogdoggy
                            Obviously those scouts couldnt tell a good swing if it hit em in the eyes.Either you have the mechanics or you dont..hell yeah a metal bat is much more forgiving thats not rocket science.I guess the scouts should look at other criteria?????
                            Why arent you a pro scout then?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hellborn
                              I didn't vote because there is no mention of an alternative.
                              Do we expect college and HS players to be able to buy multiple boxes of wooden bats every year?

                              Baum Bats would be an outstanding alternative. They are a composite wood bat that can take a pretty good beating before it breaks.

                              Rookie ball players are allowed to swing these bats because most college hitters don't know how to hit with wood at first, and if they used real wood right out of the gate you would see wood flying all over the yard.

                              When I was a rookie we had some of these bats last the entire season. Don't kid yourselves the almighty $$$$$ is involved with this decision. Easton and Louisville would be hurt tremendously. If they were really intent on protecting the player, it could be done easily with composite wood, and not cost the team or the player any more money than he/they spend on metal.

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