Ash Bat

This whole thing with maple bats verses white ash, what's your take on each verses the safety factor?

As you all know a player came pretty close to getting killed he other day because of these maple bats that tend to shatter much easier than white ash. Players say that regardless of any safety factor, maple makes the ball go further with less concussion on the hands. But is it really worth the risk?

Now that we've had a serious injury to a player who has been struck by a broken maple bat, I think change will come soon. We don't normally make changes to prevent something serious from happening- we usually react to an event by removing the unsafe element of the equation. In this case, it's the maple bat. The nature of maple causes it to break differently than ash, which is why you see so many of the bats shatter without showing any prior signs of damage. Ash bats will crack first, giving the player the feedback needed to put the bat away before it shatters. Maple does not- it microfractures without losing its integrity, until it just shatters in a batter's hands. If they could make a metal bat that does not outperform wood, I would be in favor of seeing them use that. We won't see baseball move away from wooden bats in our lifetime, though.

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Rawlings Adirondack Ash Wood Bat Black 32 x 29 oz
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Louisville Slugger Genuine Series 3 Ash Mix Baseball Bat 31 inch 28 oz Black
Louisville Slugger Genuine Series 3 Ash Mix Baseball Bat 31 inch 28 oz Black
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Louisville Slugger Series 5 Ash C271 32Adult Wood Baseball Bat WTLW5A271A16
Louisville Slugger Series 5 Ash C271 32Adult Wood Baseball Bat WTLW5A271A16
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Louisville Slugger Series 5 Ash C243 32 Adult Wood Baseball Bat WTLW5A243A16
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Louisville Slugger Pro Stock Ash C243 Black Matte Wood Baseball Bat WBPS243 BM32
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Louisville Slugger Series 5 Ash M110 32 Adult Wood Baseball Bat WTLW5A110A16
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Louisville Slugger Series 5 Ash C243 33 Adult Wood Baseball Bat WTLW5A243A16
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Easton Pro Ash Wood Baseball Bat
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Louisville Slugger WTLW3AMIXB1633 Genuine Series 3X Ash Mixed Baseball Bat 33 oz
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Louisville Slugger Pro Stock Ash C243 Wood Adult 32 Baseball Bat WBPS24
Louisville Slugger Pro Stock Ash C243 Wood Adult 32 Baseball Bat WBPS24
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Louisville Slugger Series 5 Ash C271 33Adult Wood Baseball Bat WTLW5A271A16
Louisville Slugger Series 5 Ash C271 33Adult Wood Baseball Bat WTLW5A271A16
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Louisville Slugger K100 Ash Wood Fungo Bat 36 Inch
Louisville Slugger K100 Ash Wood Fungo Bat 36 Inch
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6 ea RAWLINGS PRO Adirondack Ash Blank Signature Autograph Bat +RED Stripe
6 ea RAWLINGS PRO Adirondack Ash Blank Signature Autograph Bat +RED Stripe
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1 ea RAWLINGS PRO Adirondack Ash Blank Signature Autograph Bats+Black Stripe
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1 ea RAWLINGS PRO Adirondack Ash Blank Signature Autograph Bat + RED Stripe
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Rawlings Adirondack Natural Ash Wood Bat R232AN
Rawlings Adirondack Natural Ash Wood Bat R232AN
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Louisville Slugger Wtlw3Amixb1634 Genuine Series 3X Ash Mixed Baseball Bat 34
Louisville Slugger Wtlw3Amixb1634 Genuine Series 3X Ash Mixed Baseball Bat 34
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6 ea RAWLINGS PRO Adirondack Ash Blank Signature Autograph Bat Royal Stripe
6 ea RAWLINGS PRO Adirondack Ash Blank Signature Autograph Bat Royal Stripe
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33 271 RLCBATS Elite Series Ash Unfinished wood bat game ready turn and sanded
33 271 RLCBATS Elite Series Ash Unfinished wood bat game ready turn and sanded
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Louisville Slugger Josh Hamilton Authentic Ash wood baseball bat black 34 31
Louisville Slugger Josh Hamilton Authentic Ash wood baseball bat black 34 31
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Louisville Slugger Youth 125 Ash Genuine Unfinished Baseball Bat 29 inch 26 oz
Louisville Slugger Youth 125 Ash Genuine Unfinished Baseball Bat 29 inch 26 oz
$30.25
MPOWERED BASEBALL HIGH DENSITY HD PRO JECKTOR  ENHANCED SWEET SPOT ASH BAT
MPOWERED BASEBALL HIGH DENSITY HD PRO JECKTOR ENHANCED SWEET SPOT ASH BAT
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Rawlings Adirondack Ash Wood Bat Black 32 x 29 oz
Rawlings Adirondack Ash Wood Bat Black 32 x 29 oz
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RAWLINGS BIG STICK YOUTH PROTEGE ASH WOOD BAT MODEL 151T 30 GUARANTEED MINUS 5
RAWLINGS BIG STICK YOUTH PROTEGE ASH WOOD BAT MODEL 151T 30 GUARANTEED MINUS 5
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RAWLINGS BIG STICK YOUTH PROTEGE ASH WOOD BAT MODEL 151T 31 GUARANTEED MINUS 5
RAWLINGS BIG STICK YOUTH PROTEGE ASH WOOD BAT MODEL 151T 31 GUARANTEED MINUS 5
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RAWLINGS PRO WOOD BIG STICK LIGHT ASH BAT 325LAP 31 INCH 28 OUNCE GUARANTEED 3
RAWLINGS PRO WOOD BIG STICK LIGHT ASH BAT 325LAP 31 INCH 28 OUNCE GUARANTEED 3
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RAWLINGS ADIRONDACK PRO ASH PERFORMANCE GRADE WOOD BAT 302FAP 32
RAWLINGS ADIRONDACK PRO ASH PERFORMANCE GRADE WOOD BAT 302FAP 32
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