Little League Composite Bat Ban
by Cheapbats.com Staff
Little League Bans Composite Bats For Baseball
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Little League has decided to put a moratorium on composite baseball bats. If you have purchased a composite bat and have questions, please call the manufacturer of your bat. As soon as we information from the bat makers regarding what happens next we will share it with our customers.
Little League has announced that they WILL ALLOW certain models of composite bats to be used IF they pass a test showing that they do not "break in" or "get hotter" during it's natural cycle of use. We do not expect to hear anything about which bats make the Little League composite bat waiver list for at least a few weeks.
On a final note, you may have already read articles published in major newspapers stating that composite bats allow the ball to come off the bat faster, this is completely false and in my opinion sums up the hive-mind type thinking that got this ban passed in the first place. We are 100% for the safety of the children playing baseball, however this rushed decision announced five days after many Little League parents purchased composite bats for their children was not the right choice. Our hope is that Little League will listen to the bat manufacturers and use common sense in the next few weeks during the waiver process. If a bat does break the rules then we 100% agree with Little League to disallow the bat model, keep in mind this puts egg on Little Leagues face for allowing an "illegal" bat to pass their test in the first place.
Do not forget that the Little League Baseball Bats just banned were all individually tested and approved by Little League, some as recent as a few months ago.
This article was published on Saturday 01 January, 2011.