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Ban Wagon--National Pastime Edition

Ted Balaker
May 7, 2007, 10:32am

Are metal baseball bats more dangerous than wooden ones? The New York City Council thinks so. In fact, the council recently decided to do what more and more pols are doing when they face most any kind of perceived threat--ban it. A new city law bans the use of metal bats in high school games. Even if metal bats do increase danger on the diamond, and even if they should be banned, why should government do the banning? In this age when banning things seems almost as American as baseball, the mayor's take sounds almost quaint: More here. Related: Other Big Apple Bans

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