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  1. #1
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas

    breaking bats

    Not really earthshaking discovery. Wood with run-out grain is weaker than with the grain. After what had to be expensive research they 'discovered' why some baseball bats were breaking.
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  2. #2
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    May 2009
    Syracuse, Nebraska
    whoda thunk that??

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Wow. That's a revelation, huh? I wonder if it also applies to things like arrows and hockey sticks.

    It is interesting, though, that Major League Baseball is now requiring bat makers to use blanks that meet a certain grain straightness specification. My initial thought was "why wouldn't bat makers automatically use only the most suitable blanks?" But then I realized that more broken bats equals more bat sales. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I can't help but wonder if the bat makers had that same thought. At least the new regulations will give them some motivation to cull out the bad blanks now.
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