Metal Bat Makers Hit Back

In a lawsuit filed earlier today, a coalition of baseball bat manufacturers and others said that the City Council’s ban of metal bats will make high school baseball games less safe and less fun.

“The Bat Ordinance is harmful to high school players, coaches, schools and high school baseball, as well as to bat manufacturers," the lawsuit said. "It will increase costs for New York high school players and teams, make high school baseball in New York less enjoyable and less competitive and not improve safety in any way.”

The bill passed the Council despite being vetoed by Mayor Bloomberg, who said, "I do not think it is the city’s business to regulate that.”

The 26-page lawsuit is here.

Metal Bat Makers Hit Back