On Sunday afternoon, Ironpigs third baseman Maikel Franco got jammed by an inside fastball. He swung at the pitch and the bat split in half. The barrel of the bat spiraled down the third base line while the handle of the bat remained in his hands. Take a good close look at the splintered end of the bat in Franco’s hands. I would imagine the piece soaring towards the Rochester third baseman had to be just as sharp. If you look close you can see the barrel of the bat ‘flying’ down the third base line.
I remember a few years ago a girl at a Dodgers game got “stabbed” with the sawed off barrel end of a bat. Wish I knew if Franco’s bat was ash or maple. I heard that the problems with maple bats had been resolved as best as possible, but this looks dangerous. This also happened to Franco at third base in the Rochester series as he was unable to throw a runner out at first because he was busy dodging a splintered bat.