In this photo taken, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, two newmetal baseball bats lie on the field during Stanford college baseball practice in Stanford, Calif. Many college players have been swinging the new ... more 
In this photo taken, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, two newmetal baseball bats lie on the field during Stanford college baseball practice in Stanford, Calif. Many college players have been swinging the new and safer metal bats since fall workouts, getting a feel for the shrunken sweet spot. Coaches and players figure power numbers and averages will be worse and ERAs improved in the initial season as everybody adjusts. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sakuma
Sun, Feb 6, 2011 10:11 AM EST