Are Metal Bats Dangerous

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Annotated Bibliography Are metal bats dangerous? "METAL-BAT FANS STRIKE OUT." New York Post [New York, NY] 31 Aug. 2007: 32. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 21 Mar. 2012. This article focuses on high-school athletes to use wooden bats was a bad idea. The coaches, players and others then tried the legal route but ended up in court. The judge ruled that despite the lack of evidence that metal bats are more dangerous than wooden bats, the decision to ban them is nonetheless constitutionally sound. Again, the council really had no safety-related basis for banning metal bats as a result. Vecsey, George. "The Danger From Supporting Metal Bats." New York Times 14 Dec. 2006: D9(L). Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 21 Mar. 2012. This text focuses mainly on Mike Mussina, a Yankee pitcher that claims metal bats are no more dangerous than wooden bats. Also Jack Curran thinks that kids are bigger, techniques are better, and everybody wants to be a slugger. He believes the biggest change is the processed metal implement the kids are wielding. A study in 2002 by the Baum Research and Development of Traverse City, Mich., concluded that with all other factors the same, a ball coming off an aluminum bat registered at 94.86 miles an hour while a ball coming off a wooden bat registered 86.31. In conclusion, they argue that aluminum bats save teams money. Hruby, Patrick. "Hitters Like High-Tech Bats, but Critics Smell Foul Play." Insight on the News 26 July 1999: 42. Military and Intelligence Database Collection. Web. 21 Mar. 2012. This magazine states that players, coaches and fans are arguing about bat power and the drives that come off the aluminum bats of college whiz kids. Critics contend that the speed of a well-hit ball off an aluminum bat can exceed 110 mph, far faster than the comparable 90-95 mph generated by wood bats. Better technology has made aluminum

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