In 2008, fans attending Major League Baseball games could have yelled “timber!” instead of “charge!” That’s because baseball bats started shattering at a record pace. With dangerous shards flying at players on the field and into dugouts and stands, MLB officials started looking for solutions. Milwaukee Public Radio’s Mitch Teich reports how the US Forest Service is helping baseball build a better bat. And while you’re here, check out Mitch’s photo gallery.
Today's Show: April 25, 2015
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- With Falling Numbers, Black College Basketball Coaches Form New Group
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- Making Sense Of The NFL’s Concussion Settlement
- Meet Joe Linta, An NFL Agent In Search Of Overlooked Prospects
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- French Swimmer Leveaux’s Autobiography Stirs Up Controversy
- Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
- April 17, 1979: The Night Only 250 Fans Showed Up In Oakland
- The Annapolis Cup: Drinks, Dancing And, Oh Yeah, Croquet