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MLB Cracks The Case Of The Broken Bats07:17

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In 2008, fans attending Major League Baseball games could have yelled "timber!" instead of "charge!" That's because baseball bats started shattering at a record pace. With dangerous shards flying at players on the field and into dugouts and stands, MLB officials started looking for solutions. Milwaukee Public Radio’s Mitch Teich reports how the US Forest Service is helping baseball build a better bat. And while you're here, check out Mitch's photo gallery.

This segment aired on July 9, 2011.

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