Not a fan of the DH either.
As far as Albert’s bat goes:
Although I’m a Cards fan, if the reason for the ban was for safety, then I see no reason why Pujols should have been allowed to use it. A 1-year grace period while he looked for another bat would have been reasonable.
I'm a life long Cubs fan, and Thats the same article I read this from and thought at first it was just a Cubs Columnists Whining until I seen something off the MLB site as well..
Safety? these Maple Bats are a danger to everyone around...In the past 3 years I've seen more broken bats during game then ever in the past? I do not think these manufacturers are placing the stamp correctly on the grains of the wood of the bats? which is the most important aspect of a solid bat.,,
this method on placement is important in Axe Handles all the way down to hammer handles pics and shovels!!! because of the grain patterns improperly positioned causes more stress on the wood over time..
And quite possibly it could be the player himself not adhering to the old rule of keeping that Stamp to the up-right position while batting?
I am a fan of Sammy Sosa and Mark Mcquire who brought something back to the game of Baseball with the King of the Home Runs... and then the MLB started that controversy BS with both of them! A-Rod was another one...