Ouch, he got kneecapitated!
SEC= very tough athletes, baseball, football, everything! Colt probably..., well let's not go there...lol
My greatest fear as a little league pitcher--a line drive heading right between my eyes!
For the people who wonder what sports teaches you, there's an example. Sometimes you have to ignore the pain, reach inside yourself to find strength, then do what has to be done. Hope his knee heals stronger than ever.
At the college level, they should be using wooden bats.
Was that his knee or Weenie?
2:07pm has it right.Once you begin HS Play, the only bats allowed should be wooden bats.
Honcho, what happens when kids start getting hurt using wooden bats...where does the game go from there? Just the same as the head injury/helmet to helmet contact issues going on in football. Do you eventually just say ok, too bad, sports are too dangerous? I am all for making things safer through technology but eventually the integrity of the game will be eroded to the point no one will want to play or watch.
Re 3:14 comment -The game was not invented using aluminum bats. Wood is inherent to the integrity of the game. Aluminum was added in the 1970s for PRIMARILY financial reasons. The high cost of replacing broken wooden bats was solved instantly by the metal wonder.The aluminum monstrosity should be shelved and youth should return to the hickory slammer. Wood for all!My Other Brother Darryl
I wonder if Tiger would ever date a black chick..???
God o mighty that hurt me just watchin'.
3:14 said, "Honcho, what happens when kids start getting hurt using wooden bats"When we become that weak as a society, you won't have to worry about frivolous things like sports. Your only worry will be how to make your next brick without straw for whichever stronger country has invaded and enslaved us as a population.People like you ensure that day is coming, but hopefully not in my lifetime.
9:06---I'm with you on that brother. We're becoming an embarrassment.
DAGO;Not as long as he has money.
9:06..3:14 here..You really missed the point on this one, but I don't credit many on this blog with having strong reading comprehension skills. I never defended the use of aluminum bats! Apparently you have never played a little game called baseball, I have at the semi-professional level. You take a kid that is strong and talented and he can hit a ball just as hard with wood as most kids with aluminum...that was my point. When I was in PeeWee baseball the association made me use a wooden bat while the other kids used aluminum, it was a good common sense solution at the time. Kids will continue to have injuries, I am all for switching to wood by the way, my point was you can keep ratcheting up safety equipment to the point where the integrity of the game is damaged. It is funny that you said, "When we become that weak as a society, you won't have to worry about frivolous things like sports." when I was obviously making the same point! That is, we can make things so safe that each time a kid gets a small cut or a bruise we find a way to investigate how it happened and put a piece of equipment on them to protect them...which would be a sad situation, but that seems to be the way our society is headed. Sorry you couldn't understand the philisophical discussion I was prompting, but your probably just WCT (Wise County Trash)!
There are no prohibitions on wearing protective gear in baseball. Batters now must wear a helmet but may wear other gear. Fielders may wear whatever they want but few use protective gear (such as worn by football players). At least batting practice pitchers now use a screen.I agree that they should use wood bats from HS on up.
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