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deaden the bats

Posted by: skip (piks5@sbcglobal.net) on Wed May 23 18:52:06 2007

Danny,I agree, the bats are very dangerous the past few yrs., esp. on the small field with short pitching distance. Especially, the double wall bats, they generate amazing batted ball speeds and, thus, more injuries and home runs.

The best single source on this is at www.gc-aa.com/woodbat2.htm
which is Garden City , LI's explanation of why the converted their LL to wood bats.

I'd rather deaden the bats to where they were 6 yrs ago when my current 18 yr old played on the small field. That year there were maybe 4 homeruns in the league. This yr. my current 12 u in-house team hit 4 in one game, and last night we gave up 4 in one game. This is typical. Every homer represents battted ball speeds that, if converted to a head-high line drive, might do some damage.

By the way, that league had some good hitters 6 yrs ago. My 3 and 4 hitters then are the 3 and 4 hitters for their current HS team. The 3 hitter has signed a letter of intent to a SEC Div 1 program.
But neither of those 2 kids hit a homer the year I had them on the small field, because:

The bats are much more lively-- and dangerous-- than they were even 5 years ago. skip


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