Baseball Player Nearly Impaled By Flying Bat

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Those new maple bats don't shatter the same way as the traditional ash. They tend to break in large, sharp pieces. It's a problem MLB needs to address.
 

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Hey Mom..baseball can be a dangerous game especially if you're the pitcher.
I know . I love baseball and people think there is no dangers there . But sometimes when I watch the pitcher and I see a ball coming at him at such speed I really do cringe. Just recently a pitcher put his bare hand out to catch a ball coming by and had to be taken out of the game . I can imagine that maybe something might have been broken as the ball comes with such force and some of the pitchers who pitch at over 95 miles an hour.
 
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Those new maple bats don't shatter the same way as the traditional ash. They tend to break in large, sharp pieces. It's a problem MLB needs to address.
I agree, I think they need to switch to aluminum.

(Can you imagine? That ball would come out of the batters box like a canonball!)
 

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I guess it was kind of like an automatic reaction and it came past him on his non- gloved side so without thinking and to try and stop it ..... Ouch .... what was he thinking ?
 

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I agree, I think they need to switch to aluminum.

(Can you imagine? That ball would come out of the batters box like a canonball!)
I hope not. There's something so unsatisfying about the tink of a ball hit by an aluminum bat.

I have trouble watching college games because of that.
 

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I guess it was kind of like an automatic reaction and it came past him on his non- gloved side so without thinking and to try and stop it ..... Ouch .... what was he thinking ?
It is and is the reason pitching coaches and managers loose their hair.