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by Erie Warrior » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:33 pm
by gotribe31 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:41 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:http://www.thedmonline.com/article/change-bat-regulations-may-change-college-baseballStarting this year, NCAA baseball bat regulations have changed. No more "ping", but more of a "gloved hands clap" sound according to info from a few college coaches. Big difference so far in BP, not nearly as many balls leaving the yard, and slower moving balls on the ground and in the gaps. Coming to high schools everywhere next season. I think it will certainly help the development of MiLB hitters, now mishit balls will be outs and not opposite field home runs. Working back to solid fundamentals and plate approach. Kids will really have to work on picking a pitch to hit.
by Loo » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:02 pm
by Erie Warrior » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:29 pm
by Ziner » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:38 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:No way can high school teams afford wood bats. It's $50-60$ every time they break. I've seen 2 or 3 break during a single BP session. The idea of deadening the metal/ composite bats for the sake of durability & safety seems logical, but I'll know more next year. Talked to a coach today that said the ball "floats" off the bat. He is not a fan.
by dmiles » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:28 pm
by gotribe31 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:58 pm
dmiles wrote:My kid's first varsity game was last night here in Cent. Fla. Colleges are going to BBCOR this season whereas HS we still have one year that we can use a BESR bat, so I picked up a Voodoo for $199. That gives us one more year for the BBCOR thing to work itself out.First thing was he hit a ball that missed going out by a foot foul of the left field pole. I am thinking if he'd been using that hot-ass Easton Stealth that was just banned that the ball gets a little deeper and hooks around the 320 pole instead of in front of it. Personally I am excited about this because now the kids who've learned a good swing mechanic will do fine, but the fast-twitch kid without a lot of skill who just pushes his hands out there really fast won't be getting as many hits. One other thing we always practice with wood. My opinion on wood is if you buy en bulk you can get pretty decent sticks for $50-$60 pop. Maybe $80. He's never broken the 34 Maple bat in practice, but I would assume in a game you'd break a few. Also we might see the return of the "team bat" since nowadays everyone has their own $350 bat. What's the point? Anyway if I spend $350 on an Aluminum bat, that means I can buy 4-6 wood bats depending on what I decide to spend. I wouldn't be surprised if going to wood doesn't cost more.
by Erie Warrior » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:30 pm
dmiles wrote: Colleges are going to BBCOR this season whereas HS we still have one year that we can use a BESR bat
by dmiles » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:26 pm
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by Bayou Tribe » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:10 pm
Larvell Blanks wrote:^ how is watching a game in the new "Box"?
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