This could have a lot of repercussions for amateur baseball. I've never been a fan of aluminum bats, but not for safety reasons. I just never liked swinging them and, yea, the clink sounds too much like kicking a chain link fence. The accident is a shame, but the wrong group is being held responsible. It will be interesting to see how this changes how amateur leagues, particularly the NCAA, respond. Of course, Greenpeace is probably pissed. More wood bats = less trees = global warming, I bet, by their math.