Group threatens suit over BX, city aluminum bat ban

An aluminum baseball bat ban on Bronx and city public school playing fields has prompted a group to consider legal action.The New York City Council

THE BRONX - An aluminum baseball bat ban on Bronx and city public school playing fields has prompted a group to consider legal action.

The New York City Council voted 41-4 Monday to ban the bats, citing safety concerns. The council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto. The new law is set to go into effect September 1.

A newly formed organization of players, coaches and bat makers called Don't Take My Bat Away plans to file a federal lawsuit. The Public Schools Athletic League and Catholic League both support the litigation.

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