Ban On Metal Bats For Kids? One Yankee Says No, Met Says Yes

Monday, March 12th 2007, 3:07 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ A mini subway series is brewing at City Hall over the City Council's proposal to ban metal bats in high school baseball games.

Former Mets relief pitcher John Franco testified in support of the ban at a hearing today, while Yankee pitcher Mike Mussina has already taken a swing against it.

Franco and the bill's supporters say metal bats hit balls faster and harder, while Mussina and other opponents say there is no evidence to suggest they are more dangerous. watching my son play, or some of the other Little Leaguers, I can see the difference.''

Franco said afterward he hopes a New York City high school ban would inspire others to follow. The council votes on the bill Wednesday.