Rebutting the Council's Bat Ban
January 11th, 2007

George Heppner, owner of DePhillips Sports in Bayside, argues against the City Council’s proposed ban on aluminum baseball bats in high schools in the New York Sun today.

Heppner gives a rigorous history of the rise and subsequent vilification of the aluminum bat, and concludes that they might actually be safer than wooden bats. Then he suggests that debating the relative merits of baseball bats might not be the best use of the council’s time.

“If City Council wants to get involved in our schools, there has to be a more pressing need than baseball bats,” he writes. “If City Council wants to get involved in the national pasttime, improving fields, building more practice space, and providing equipment and uniforms should take priority.”

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