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To: All TASO Baseball Beaumont Umpires
Please be aware and make coaches and players aware that if a bat makes a rattling sound that it is considered a BROKEN BAT (1-3-5) and therefore, illegal for use in a game. You should handle this situation in the following manner. If you hear a rattling sound as the player comes to bat, you should declare the bat illegal and apply 7-4-1a and 4-1-3 a-b. If you discover the bat after the bat has been used, you should only remove it from the game (1-3-4). The bat could have become broken after hitting the ball. BBCOR bats have rings in the barrel that stiffen the barrel and they sometimes break. This results in the bat barrel becoming more flexible like the BESR bats.
Thank you, Jay Evans, TASO Baseball Rules Interpreter
NFHS BBCOR BAT DECERTIFICATION
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Please be advised that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model. Effective immediately and until further notice, this bat (Reebok Vector TLS 32" length) should be considered a non-compliant bat and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a.
BAT "ROLLING" AND "SHAVING"
To: TASO Baseball Beaumont Umpires Subject: Alteration of Bats:
The possibility of BBCOR bats being altered by “rolling” and “shaving” has been brought to our attention recently. The only way to determine if a bat has been “rolled” is to feel of the barrel and if you detect a ridge or flat area it should be removed from the game. Since we do not have a definite way of telling if the bat has been “rolled” we will use the part of Rule 1-3-5 that concerns the bat being cracked, dented, or defaced. This would mean the removal of the bat from the game without penalty. We have been informed that because of the construction of the BBCOR bats it would be difficult to “roll” the bat and alter it. Be on the lookout for these bats. “Shaving” of the bat involves removing the end cap. If you observe an end cap that is not seated correctly, cracked, etc., use the same rule reference as above and remove it from the game. Be on the alert for these bats, but don’t go looking for them. Thank you, Jay Evans, TASO Baseball Rules Interpreter