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State Senate committee approves bill to ban metal bats in high school games

Original post made on May 9, 2010

The state Senate Education Committee has approved a bill that would place a one-year moratorium on the use of metal bats in high school baseball games, Assemblyman Jared Huffman said.

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Posted by Qwerty
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2010 at 12:22 am

Are helmets required in high school baseball?

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Posted by member
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 10, 2010 at 8:46 am

I find it ironic that we got metal bats as a safety matter in the first place. People were concerned about splintering wooden bats so they went to metal. Now we have come full circle.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 10, 2010 at 10:00 am

The problem is the metal bats keep getting better and better and can now hit a ball extremely hard and far. And even if they outlaw certain bats, the kids take the bats and have them re-painted to look like legal ones and use them in the games. This information came from a friend who is head of one of the Umpire Associations in the the Tri-Valley area.

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