Youth baseball finds safety in new bats, but at a price

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Youth baseball finds safety in new bats, but at a price

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:56 am

Youth baseball finds safety in new bats, but at a price
Organizations are being mandated to switch to bats that perform like wood, which make hit balls slower. But it's a whole new expense.


...“It’s being done for safety. It’s slowing down the ball off the bat,” said Randy MacWhinnie, the president of Westbrook Little League.

The new bat rule went into effect Jan. 1. It has been adopted by most of the national youth baseball organizations, including Little League and Cal Ripken. The rule requires all bats used in games and practices to have the USA Baseball stamp.

USA Baseball, the governing body for amateur baseball, determined that separate testing and standards were needed for younger players because of the different characteristics of the ball, the players and skill levels.

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