Decommissioned Bats. Lots of Them.

So here’s a question about the ban on aluminum baseball bats that passed the City Council yesterday:

What happens to all of them?

Public schools now have thousands and thousands of them, and they’re designed (this sort of thing notwithstanding) for one purpose. That purpose is now considered inappropriate and dangerous, so selling or donating them, presumably, would be hypocritical.

The bill doesn’t take effect until September 1, 2007. A spokesman for James Oddo, the bill’s sponsor, told me that the matter of the leftover bats would be addressed later, in consultation with the Department of Education and others.

Your suggestions, in the meantime, are welcome.

— Azi Paybarah

Decommissioned Bats. Lots of Them.