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Maple bat maker OK with MLB ban

Updated: November 23, 2011, 7:34 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The president of a Canadian bat company is embracing a Major League Baseball ban on the use of low-density maple bats by new players.

The change was included in the agreement between players and owners that was announced Tuesday, a deal that still needs formal ratification. Arlene Anderson, the president of the Ottawa-based Original Maple Bat Corporation, predicts the ban will have little affect on manufacturers.

"It's actually something that we welcome," she told The Canadian ...

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