My son just told me he heard rumors about the NCAA banning white colored baseball bats?  He wasn't sure if this was for this upcoming season or next year.  Of course he swings a white bat...lol.  He's going to talk to coach so hopefully he can get some clarification. 

I also just noticed on justbats.com that all the BBCOR white bats have this is in the description.

" NOT Approved For Play in NCAA Baseball - Barrel Color Noncompliant"

EDIT:  Google is your friend.  I just searched and confirmed that Sept 1 2019, all white bats will be banned from NCAA play. 

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They were illegal in little league 20 years ago. 

You could make the argument that it's a safety issue, especially with younger kids.   Harder to read a white ball coming off a white bat.  But, that's just a guess.  

Velo From The Stretch posted:

Ok, I know i am probably overlooking the obvious, but I have to ask. What difference does the color of a bat make?

Could it impact how easily a player can see the ball coming off the bat?  Not sure if that is a reach or not, but just a thought.  

Edit:  MTH beat me to it.

My guess is that this will trickle down into HS as well...and probably lower levels too. 

Its a good thing my son prefers the inexpensive one piece all alum bats vs the $500 variety   The team does have team issued bats but he doesnt like them and they are not required to swing them, so thats good. 

ReluctantO'sFan posted:

Not to sound like a defense attorney, but what is considered white???  Could I argue the color is egg-shell, beige, ivory etc... My wallet is tired of dropping 100 dollar bills. I wonder if I can get away with a can dark spray paint. 

 

lol...I thought the same thing.  Luckily, I was able to find a new one on ebay for $70 shipped.  As I mentioned previously, luckily, he prefers the one piece all aluminum models.

SoCal OG posted:
ReluctantO'sFan posted:

Not to sound like a defense attorney, but what is considered white???  Could I argue the color is egg-shell, beige, ivory etc... My wallet is tired of dropping 100 dollar bills. I wonder if I can get away with a can dark spray paint. 

 

lol...I thought the same thing.  Luckily, I was able to find a new one on ebay for $70 shipped.  As I mentioned previously, luckily, he prefers the one piece all aluminum models.

That's probably the way to go, lol, can't imagine actually winning my argument with an umpire!!!  Come on Blue that bat ain't white, it's alabaster for crying out loud

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