It’s good to see the Chicago City Council is getting out of the business to ban metal bats in amateur baseball. There are other regulatory organizations out there to police youth sports, not the city council.
The IHSA did a study on the matter a few years ago and even encouraged some “test conferences” around the state to use wood bats during games. Although runs dropped, there was nothing definitive that fewer batted-ball injuries would occur. It doesn’t help the supporters’ cause when Ald. Frank Olivo admits that his son was struck in the head while pitching batting practice — by a wood bat.
By the way, the first CSL school to open the baseball season is Waukegan, playing in 19 days, at Vernon Hills. Play ball.