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NCAA Baseball Programs Should Convert to Wood Bats

Published by on October 7, 2011

Some NCAA baseball fans like the loud “PING” that comes off an aluminum bat. They like seeing their players hit bombs 50 feet over the fence. 

True baseball fans should despise aluminum bats, and here is why.

First and foremost, let me say this.  There are many things that will prevent the NCAA from ever converting 100 percent to wooden bats. 

Sponsorships, contracts, lawsuits…blah blah blah.

Those topics can be covered somewhere else, by someone else. 

Let’s focus on why the “lumber” should be just that, lumber. 

Obviously the No. 1 reason is safety.  Speaking from personal experience, getting hit by a baseball coming off an aluminum bat, or a wooden bat for that matter, does not feel very good. 

Then there are those horror stories of young athletes who were killed by line drives after getting struck by balls that were hit by aluminum bats. 

Would those young men have survived if the hitters were swinging wood? Obviously we will never know. 

But we definitely know, ...

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