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Comment by Will Laurence on February 19, 2014 at 8:41am
Mike- I understand what you're saying. I've played with guys who would break a bat every weekend. The reality is that this is user error by these guys for the most part, but it still sucks to buy bats at this rate.
Aluminum bats are pretty expensive as well. I like the crack of the wood bat and feel that leagues are correct in going with wood.
You should reach out to some smaller wood bat companies. Ask them about buying in bulk. Round up a bunch of guys and place an order for 25 bats. Many companies will give you a nice discount. I found some nice bats from smaller companies in the Wood Bats Makers group on this site.
Comment by Mark Kreindler on February 19, 2014 at 1:59am

The game is wood, will always be wood and that is that.  Your point of view about wood is just laughable.

Comment by Mike Chap on February 19, 2014 at 1:55am

I thought it might be nice to provide a little bit of personal, historic perspective on the MSBL.

I was in Medical School in 1988 (in Norfolk, VA) when the MSBL was first started, and I was one of the first 3 managers for our 3-team league in that area.

For my team, it was a complete disaster. The 2 other teams were a bunch of guys that already knew each other and had played together. My team was the one that got all the unattached free agents.

I ultimately managed the team because no one else was willing, and that was the only way there was going to be a 3rd team, and thus the only way there was going to be a league. And it was the only way that I, myself, was going to be able to play

I had a tough time getting enough players. And back then, we could only bat 9 players. I remember wishing we could bat more than 9 people, so I could offer everyone a spot in the batting lineup who came out.

Fortunately, that changed sometime after that first year of 1988.

But there was one thing we DID have going for us at that time--the unrestricted use of Aluminum bats.

Had the MSBL come out as a Wood-Bat-Only league to start with, it would have never got off the ground.

Using breakable wooden bats would have been prohibitively expensive back in 1988, and few would have been willing to play (and pay) under those conditions. Unfortunately, this lesson seems to have been largely forgotten in today's MSBL.

Now many leagues have decided to go all "Wood Bat", thus thoughtlessly saddling players with the additional expense of replacing broken wooden bats.

It make me wonder now, if like so many other things in our society, the MSBL has become another activity affordable only to the affluent. Or worse still, simply a revenue generator for wood bat manufacturers.

The phony trend toward "authentic" wood bat leagues needs to be curtailed. There's nothing authentic about a once-a-week player using a 2nd rate wooden bat to hit a severely used baseball. (The Major Leagues use up to 120 balls/game. How many MSBLs use that many??).

Regardless of what all the "authenticists" would like to believe, without Metal Bats, the MSBL would have long since ceased to exist.

Comment by Mike Chap on September 17, 2013 at 12:59am

Sept 17, 2013,

Any players age 18+ interested in playing baseball in the Killeen/Ft. Hood/Copperas Cove (Central Texas) area are invited to come out for Mid-Texas Adult Baseball and the Bell-Coryell Outlaws. We practice or play every Sunday at Copperas Cove City Park, field 4, at 1 PM. Practices are open to anyone over the age of 18. Any type of bat is allowed: Aluminum, Carbon Composite, Wood, or any combination thereof. We are just now forming and there is no limit to the number of players we can acomodate, as we will form new teams as more players become available. Field location is 1206 West Avenue B in Copperas Cove, TX--which is 12-14 miles West of the main gate to Ft. Hood. For more information go to Mid-Texas Adult Baseball

Comment by Pat Conboy on September 7, 2013 at 11:11am

Hey guys, I would like to invite all of you to check out and join the Paul Bunyan Bats group here on checkswing, you can get specials, and even free bats occasionally! Join us today! 

Comment by ronny davis on February 9, 2013 at 12:03pm

my name is dedric davis i play of and i am looking to play college baseball

Comment by Dion Chamar Owens on January 29, 2013 at 9:10pm

If any team in the MSBL/MABL need an extra player in a state tournament this year, I am available to play. 

Comment by Miguel Curi on August 17, 2012 at 8:03pm

Looking for 2 players for the Fall Classic, pitchers and middle infielders.

Comment by Coach Jay Cranford on March 8, 2012 at 9:08am
Looking for college players for middle ga based team this summer.. call coach jay in 4782563422 www.georgiasportsacademy.net
Comment by Bob Bertolino on March 5, 2012 at 1:43pm

Does anyone know of any adult leagues in the St. Louis, Missouri area that might have a need for players? I'm 46, in good shape, and can pitch, play shortstop, second, or third. I'd be happy to try our for a team. Thank you in advance for any leads.

 

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