Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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bat use change

to make game more exciting
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One of my majors qualms with baseball is that the batter is given a large wooden club and is not allowed to hit anyone with it. Allowing the batter to use the bat to prevent being tagged out would not only make the game more exciting but would thus increase the general public's interest in the sport. If injuries due to clubbings began to cause problems such as player shortages and strikes, we could just placate them with the promise of giving them pads.
Lady9, Sep 18 2003

Google search for "brockian ultra cricket" http://www.google.c...an+ultra+cricket%22
As thought of and written about by Douglas Adams. For when play deteriorates to the point that the sports consists of nothing but hitting each other. [st3f, Oct 04 2004]

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       doesn't sound very ladylike to me :)
po, Sep 18 2003
  

       Hmmm.... - anyway, welcome to the Halfbakery!
hippo, Sep 18 2023
  

       I looked up "baseball tag out", and it looks as if it usually happens at times when the batter has already left the bat behind.   

       So, in the new rules, would batter carry their bat with them all around the bases, and would the fielding team be allowed to arm themselves in self-defense?
pertinax, Sep 19 2023
  

       Baseball where the players can bash each other with the bats might even convince me to watch a game. (for five minutes)
xenzag, Sep 19 2023
  

       batter carries the bat, fielders can get an out by hitting him with the ball, unless he deflects the ball with the bat.
CrashManly, Sep 23 2023
  
      
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