Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The Washington Post has a story about a proposed two year ban on metal alloy bats for high school teams in California.
After I got clocked in the head by ricochet off an aluminum bat at a Tracy High game I can see where they are coming from. I am pretty sure if I would have been hit by the ball straight off the bat barrel I wouldn't be sitting here writing this. I know wooden bats have their issues when they break and splintered bats can be just as dangerous it does seem like a good move to try and stave off some of the dangers.
Covering the West High baseball game against McNair I saw the dangers again as starting pitcher Jesse Hernandez was struck by the ball coming back up the middle of the McNair bat. Luckily he wasn't hurt.