Batter Up!

Megan O’Shea 

The Cape Cod Baseball League is certainly a well respected and loved past time on Cape Cod. Whether its because of the reputation its players have in the Majors, or the wonderful volunteers who have kept the league running for so many years, it’s certainly unique experience. Throughout the years there has always been one aspect that has caused lots of chatter, the use of wooden bats. The League falls under the category as a “Wooden Bat League” which is essentially amateur teams that use wooden bats and are usually played in the summer. most people agree it’s the right thing to use because it starts the transition for these kids who might make it to the majors, where only wooden bats are used. I agree with this and think that it is not only a good experience that challenges the players to go out of their comfort zone of aluminum bats, but it also adds a flare to the league that draws people to pay attention. Although it can cause a lot of frustration for batters who are used to the College Aluminum bats, it challenges and helps them slowly transition their way out of the Cape and out to the big leagues.

The Brewster Whitecaps line up for the National Anthem before a game.
The Brewster Whitecaps line up for the National Anthem before a game.

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