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MLB Had A Solution To Shattered Bats And Refused To Institute It

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Tyler Colvin didn't have to get impaled yesterday -- MLB could have fixed this problem a year ago.

(Bat) Glove to love you, baby - stemming the broken-bat epidemic

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We interview the creator of the Bat Glove, a device which will hopefully help stem the epidemic of broken-bats seen in baseball over the past few years.

(Don't) Release the Bats

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If you've watched any Diamondbacks broadcast in the past few years, you've no doubt heard Mark Grace discuss the issue of broken bats, and the potential dangers they pose to players and spectators....

An unscientific solution to the "Maple Bat Problem"

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There is a problem in Baseball and instead of solving the problem, Baseball is using stupidity under the guise of scientific study to try the solve the problem. Baseball, the sport that eschews...

Why not just ban maple bats?

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The short answer is because Major League Baseball likes to study things to death and never actually make a decision.  They have a chance right now to be proactive and fix a problem before a...

The maple bats, because of a denser cell structure, do not crack like ash bats but break apart, w...

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The maple bats, because of a denser cell structure, do not crack like ash bats but break apart, with the jagged barrel piece typically flying up to 100 feet in any direction: toward the pitcher, infielders, base coaches, dugouts and, most dangerously, toward fans...

Sports Illustrated Bud Selig will meet with the Player's Association next week to discuss getting rid of maple bats, but don't expect a ban this year because of the logistic challenge of switching half the players from maple to ash.

Tuesday Morning Rockplie:

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Apparently, someone threw a no-hitter last night. Eh . . . the Rockies won their third game in a row! The Rocky Mountain News has a good picture of Q starting the double play right before he fell...

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