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Dangerous Weapons at Ballparks Everywhere

We say to our children No Weapons at School – and no one questions our judgment.  But what about when our kids are on the baseball field?  We’re not only letting them play with the weapons, we’re putting them in their hands! They stand there, gripping them tightly, swinging them soundly, just hoping and praying for contact. The sound of the ball pinging off the aluminum is heard throughout bleachers at baseball fields all across the country this time of year.  But have we as parents (you know, the responsible ones) ever stopped to consider that maybe what our kids are swinging are deadly weapons – and maybe this is something we need to rethink?

Last week in a near-by community a high school pitcher for Marin Catholic was on the receiving end of one of those weapons.  They estimate that the ball was going about 100 miles per hour after making contact with the metal bat.  The poor …

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