Maple vs. Ash: why baseball bats are exploding

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Blog entry by kem posted 07-07-2008 07:05 AM 2536 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood science goes mainstream! NPR Science Friday featured a segment on the making of baseball bats and why it seems like more bats are breaking these days. They discuss everything from moisture content, grain direction, and beetle invasions. It’s pretty cool hearing about this form of woodworking. Check it out! (You’ll have to click on the play button on the left side to listen.)

-- Kevin

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 07:50 AM

Thanks for the post. Will check it out.

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 12:57 PM

Thanks Kevin….

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 04:17 PM

I love NPR, I will check it out.


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#4 posted 07-07-2008 04:23 PM

Just caught a short blurb about this on, of all places, The Weather Channel.


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#5 posted 07-08-2008 12:05 AM

They’re going to have to get them trees on steroids, to keep up with the ball players.

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