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California State University @ Fullerton.

Go Titans.


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I really hate aluminum bats
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..done kilt me when clempson blew it....

Clemson was looking good for a while there.......any Titans drafted?
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Originally Posted by Mainiac
.......any Titans drafted?
only nine.
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Go Beav's!!!!!!!!!!!
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Horton really blew it for the Titans last night calling for that bunt in the 8th. Worst call I've seen in a LONG time.
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All right, the Beavers are in the finals. I have a couple bottles of good Oregon wine I'll wager against a NC fan. Since I don't need tobacco, lyme disease or fire ants I'm not sure what an NC fan will be able to wager.
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Originally Posted by Rio
All right, the Beavers are in the finals. I have a couple bottles of good Oregon wine I'll wager against a NC fan. Since I don't need tobacco, lyme disease or fire ants I'm not sure what an NC fan will be able to wager.
....howz about a couple of drunk strippers?
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so does NJ

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Originally Posted by ryan
I really hate aluminum bats
NY Times
A Move to Ban Aluminum Bats in New Jersey
By DAVID W. CHEN

TRENTON, June 22 — A New Jersey lawmaker introduced a bill on Thursday that would prohibit the use of metal bats in youth and high school baseball leagues.

The bill comes less than three weeks after a 12-year-old pitcher from Wayne was seriously injured when he was hit in the chest by a line drive.

The pitcher, Steven Domalewski, was knocked down, and his heart stopped for a few minutes. After Steven was revived on the field, he was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson. He remains in a medically induced coma, using a feeding tube, and awaiting a CAT scan to determine when he should be awakened.

The ball that struck Steven was hit with an aluminum bat, a standard sight in youth leagues, high school and college baseball. Aluminum bats have long been popular with players and coaches because they are lighter and yield faster swings. But their use also means that players on defense have less time to react to a ball hit directly at them.

Under the bill introduced on Thursday by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., a Democrat from Middlesex County, wooden bats would be required in all leagues with players under age 18. The only exception would be for a game in which the visiting team is from out of state.

"It is time to do away with the hollow ping and the increased risk of injury aluminum bats brought to New Jersey's ball fields," Mr. Diegnan said in a statement.

There is no companion bill yet in the Senate. But if the bill does make it into law, New Jersey would apparently have the most far-reaching law in prohibiting the use of metal bats, Mr. Diegnan said.
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Originally Posted by Mainiac
....howz about a couple of drunk strippers?
Do they have lawyers?
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Originally Posted by Rio
Do they have lawyers?
yup, but they will botch the civil suit.....
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Originally Posted by Mainiac
yup, but they will botch the civil suit.....
Cool, then we can all be profiled on Dateline as victims.
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Originally Posted by Rio
Cool, then we can all be profiled on Dateline as victims.
tee hee hee!
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Originally Posted by jamesdeluxe
Aluminum bats have long been popular with players and coaches because they are lighter and yield faster swings. But their use also means that players on defense have less time to react to a ball hit directly at them.
i recall vividly the few occassions when balls were hit back up the middle that i heard but did not see until i looked behind me to see the ball already in centerfield. it really gets your attention. a ball coming back at you at 90+ mph will cover 60 feet pretty quick, and a pitcher is rarely in a position of readiness, unlike infielders.

the argument is that the cost of using wooden bats - replacing those that get broken, anyway - is too prohibitive. i find it hard to believe some sort of wood-like composite isn't around. in fact, i recall my cousin having a bat like that back in the early 70's. looked too shiny and felt weird but didn't have the rebound effect in the barrel the way an aluminum bat does.

maybe when some poor pitcher's head explodes on camera, and he's twitching about on the mound, enough will be enough.

easton and louisville slugger might not like it but so what.

i've seen pros messing around in BP with them. (the pitcher of batting practice throws from behind a protective screen) and it was scary-funny, almost cartoonlike, the way those balls jumped off like tiger woods' driver.

wood can do sufficient damage.

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Ryan -

Do you know which members of the Oregon State U baseball team are the most popular with the coeds?
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The bullpen because they're Beaver relievers.
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