I bought a new wood bat today for my Old Guy's baseball team. Our Opening Day is Sunday. If you are in the area and have absolutely nothing to do tomorrow morning, we'll be playing at 9 a.m. at Alameda High School. I won't count it out but I doubt there will be a flyover tomorrow like they had at Coors Field yesterday.
Anyway, this spring I've already broken two bats. These things are expensive and it pisses me off when a bat breaks so easily.
One of the bats I broke simply snapped at the handle. The other bat I broke was thick-handled with a big, heavy barrel. I wanted it just for BP. That started chipping after about 15 connections. So I taped up the barrel to keep the bat from chipping further. Then the handle cracked. The wood was crappy. Just a horrible bat.
Today I bought a new bat, a 33-length, 31 oz bat that I've been using in games the past two years. I just hope I got a decent piece of lumber because it stinks to no end when a bat breaks. Kiss $40 goodbye.
I wonder if Troy Tulowitzki or Derek Jeter worry about buying bats? I also bet they get the cream of the crop when it comes to wood and the crappy wood bats get sent to the saps known as the general public. By the way, no pun intended when I typed the word "saps."