The games of baseball and softball are being ruled by the use of the metallic bats. The winner of any game in this new space age of the composite metal bat is held in suspense until the very final out and the fat lady has finished her tune.
Long Ball Mania is the vogue, the happening, the in thing, and without it the game has no drama.
The metal bat in its beginning was to be a godsend for the sport as an economic measure for longer lasting bats eliminating the preponderance of broken wood bats. “Well and good,” said the Wizard Of Oz for he was a grand follower of the game and he thought wonderful now we have no more broken bats.
Little did the world know with the introduction of this new battle stick called our Aluminum baseball bat or softball bat that many things would change and develop out of hand.
Surely if the sound when hitting a ball was different there must be other differences also so testing proved true changing to metal bats changed the physics of bat meeting ball. We not only had a new sound “Ping” we learned if we changed the composition of the metals used the flexible elasticity of the bat changed.
The space age development of composition metal bats quickly changed from a standard aluminum to bats with out of this world new materials that really made little baseball fly from the bat like a missile shot.
Not only did the “Ping” turn to “Zing” it has grown to the point of injury and deadly force concerns. Notwithstanding the health issue due to elasticity and mathematics of equal and opposite forces of this (Ball Exit Speed Ratio) BESR Certification formulation let us talk “Sweet Spot.”
The new age of Composite Metal Bats enlarged the sweet spot of the bat considerably up and down the length of the bat. Hitters are no longer having to be precise with the control and swing of the bat to have the bat meet the baseball ideally on the bat in a smaller area we call the “Sweet Spot.”
Now in our game of baseball or softball with bats designed and loaded up with a much increased area called this sweet spot and the physical elasticity of material these composite bats have changed the entire nature of our games of baseball and softball.
In days of yore very few players were capable of slamming the ball over the fence on any given time at bat. Good folks stand by for in the games of the future any player or at any time at bat have at his or her command and in their hand a (battle stick) bat capable of putting the ball up and over the outfield fence or should we say into orbit beyond the stadium walls.
The newer composite space age metallic bats now used Little League, High Schools and Colleges in both baseball and softball have brought about a Long Ball Mania “Zinging and Pinging.”