“For less than $5.00 per bat, the problem could be solved.“
Phil Rauso, Jr., BatGlove
In the bottom of the fourth, Alcides Escobar’s bat shattered when he grounded out to end the inning. A sharp piece of the barrel flew into the Miller Park stands about 10 rows behind the Pirates’ on-deck circle, careering off several fans and hitting the boy in the head.
After being tended to by ushers and medical personnel, the boy, holding a baseball, walked up the stairs under his own power and was cheered by other fans in his section.
Seriously? We have the solution in sight but there’s some high-level politics acting as a major roadblock. It’s time to put capitalistic rationale to the backburner and simply do the right thing. Yes, sometimes it’s not about the money.
Wanna read more? We’ve been covering this for a while:
- “Some day somebody is going to get killed or impaled” *UPDATED*
- Additional chatter on the maple bats and a possible solution
- Finally! Maple bats face ban
- Broken bats, again. This time, Price pays the price
- Finally, the cry to ban maple bats is getting louder
- Maple bat maker goes batty
- Maple bats and minus 3.5
- Seriously, can we do SOMETHING about these bats already?
- A solution to broken bats, aluminum bats
- It’s about the wood, stupid
- Dunn switches to ash from maple