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Discussion: Is It Altered?

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Feb. 25

36 posts

I hear so many things about "Altered Bats".

Is removing the original bat grip and replacing with tape altering?
Some guys put a thicker or double grip on the bat to make it fatter, is that altering?
What about Knob Cuffs? How many Knob Cuffs can be put on a bat?
Is a thick amount of Pine Tar altering?
What about a rubber ring that goes on the knob?
Can weights be added to the grip?

Thanks for any info.

Feb. 25
Men's 70
4351 posts
Altered equipment is discussed in Rulebook §3.4(4) ...

A bat or ball is considered altered when the physical characteristics of a legal softball bat or ball have been changed (EXAMPLE: chilling softballs). Replacing the handle of a metal bat with a wooden or other type handle, inserting material inside the bat, applying excessive tape (more than two layers) to the bat grip or painting a bat other than at the top or bottom for identification purposes are considered altering the bat. Applying a foreign substance to the barrel of the bat constitutes altering a bat. (For penalty, see §3.4(6)). Replacing the grip with another legal grip is not considered altering the bat.

Feb. 25

36 posts

Just asking for a :)

So multiple Knob Cuffs on a bat handle is legal?

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