Friday Links: Louisville Slugger found liable

College Baseball, High School Baseball, Major League Baseball

sluggerThe Yankees rallied in the sixth and seventh innings to tie the World Series at one game a piece. UK alum Joe Blanton was not used out of the Phillies’ pen, so he could still be in line for a start later in the series. Regardless of the world series, the most important news of the day may be a Montanta jury’s ruling about a Kentucky baseball company:

  • The Helena Independent Record reports Hillerich & Bradsby Co., makers of Louisville Slugger baseball bats, was found liable in the death of an 18-year-old American Legion baseball player.
  • Barry Petchesky of Deadspin.com says the ruling isn’t likely to end the use of aluminum bats.
  • Phillies manager Charlie Manuel hasn’t yet decided his rotation plans. Andy Martino of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports he could use Cliff Lee on full rest in game five, allowing Blanton to pitch game four on Sunday.
  • Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reiterates what we all suspected. Bellarmine alum Todd Wellemeyer doesn’t appear to be in the Cardinals’ plans for 2010.
  • Mark J. Miller of Yahoo! Sports jumps on the D’Backs picking up UK alum Brandon Webb’s contract option bandwagon.
  • WKU Baseball’s 2010 preview continues: “#5: Cameron Provides Consistency
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