MADISON, WI — Research by the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab into the causes of baseball bat shattering has resulted in a 50 percent reduction of incidences, according to Major League Baseball.
“Most of my initial recommendations addressed “slope of grain” issues,” says Kretschmann. “One change made to address this issue, something that players and fans can easily see is a small ink dot placed on the face-grain of bat handles. This helps identify grain characteristics at just a glance.”
Posted by Karen Koenig
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