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May
5th

California legislature might ban aluminum bats

The familiar “ping” of aluminum bats might not be heard around high school baseball games in California for the next two years. A California legislative committee has proposed a bill that would place a two-year moratorium on the use of metal bats so the governing bodies of the state’s high school sports can review the safety of metal bats.

New York City and South Dakota have already banned aluminum bats, which many believe are more dangerous than wooden bats.

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Here’s the full story from the Associated Press:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California legislative committee advanced a bill Wednesday that would place a two-year moratorium on the use of metal bats in high school baseball, responding to safety concerns that were raised when a Marin County teenager was severely injured earlier this year.

The moratorium would allow time for the bodies that govern baseball at the high school and collegiate level to review the safety of aluminum and metal bats, which some say are more dangerous than their wooden counterparts.
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