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Discussion: Playing with bats banned by ASA

Posted Discussion
Dec. 4, 2003
7 posts
Playing with bats banned by ASA
Our local league is reviewing it's policy on bats banned by ASA.
We are considering letting our players play with any bat, banned or not.

We sent an email to Margaret Schubkegel
Amateur Sports Division
Bollinger, Inc.
Tel: 800-350-8005, ext. 1236.
Fax: 973-921-2876
Below is our question and the answer we got from Bollinger.

Are there any other local leagues that are dealing with this issue, and if so what are your conclusions.

My Question was:
If a local league that has your insurance and is a registered ASA league
allows bats to be used that have been banned and are not on the approved
list, does it effect their liability coverage?.

It is presently our local leagues position that our members follow the ASA rules on approved bats and we do not allow them to be used if they are banned, even though we are not playing in Championship games.

Reply From Bolllinger
If leagues are using banned bats it does NOT affect ASA's insurance
coverage in any ways which includes team accident and liability coverages,
fieldowners liability coverage and umpire liability and accident
coverages. And yes, the rule only applies to ASA Championship Play.

Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks.

Margaret Schubkegel
Amateur Sports Division
Bollinger, Inc.
Tel: 800-350-8005, ext. 1236.
Fax: 973-921-2876

Dec. 5, 2003
Men's 80
15 posts
That was an interesting answer. I would have thought they would have answered the other way.
Dec. 8, 2003
28 posts
Our league has a wide range of ages so we did ban several hot bats. I think in our case it was a good idea. And we had no complaints. We do play in a once a month tourney in a nearby city and we can use anything.
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