What is this handbasket we’re in, and where is it going?

Lions, and tigers, and exploding baseball bats, oh my!

So I came across an article about our beloved past time today (that’s baseball, you communists), and it got me thinking – “What the hell are the players thinking?” Jeff Passan over at Yahoo! Sports wrote an interesting piece about the plague of exploding bats making their way into the game, no doubt in some insidious ploy to further wreck the public perception of baseball. Those trees have always had it out for baseball.

Naturally, this is all Barry Bonds’s fault…But you’d think that a problem such as this would make the players reconsider the makeup of their bats. There are already plenty of obstacles that baseball players, coaches, and fans face on an everyday basis – from out-of-control automated tarps to man-eating dugouts to the much more serious batted baseball.

Last year, the Tulsa Drillers lost one of their coaching staff, Mike Coolbaugh, to a batted ball. Why tempt fate and continue to use a dangerous baseball bat? This is where Major League Baseball has always had problems, however. Getting the players to change their ways has been difficult in the past, and will continue to be so in the future unless MLB puts their foot down. This shouldn’t be an issue of money or ratings, but of the safety of the players, coaches, umpires, and fans and the players need to realize it. The players union needs to get off its arse and cooperate for once; it probably won’t kill them…Those maple bats might.


May 9, 2008 - Posted by | Sports


  1. Jason Paul Scow. There are two grammar errors in your last post. One of them is simply inexcusable. The other is just silly. Love, Mom

    Comment by Mom | May 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. i am just wondering if your Dad’s name is paul scow. he is cousin to someone by the name of susan who was my very best friend more than 4o years ago. im just wondering if your dad is the same guy, who by the way, i also went to school with, if it is infact the same person.
    thanks for your time. and i am quite sure i have many more inexcusable grammar errors than you do.

    Comment by lauri | December 8, 2008 | Reply

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