Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Name Your Poison

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 01 Sep 2006

Well, I have no idea, Mark, but Joe tells me that wood is better. Apparently aluminium (Richard's correct) bats have a nasty habit of denting and on occasion, have been known to crack all the way down to the handle.


  ----- Original Message -----
  Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 6:53 PM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Name Your Poison

  Hey Al,

  I recently read a column* that mentioned a guy who severely beat a black
  man with an aluminum baseball bat after greeting him with a racial
  epithet (then claimed he was just using the word as a friendly greeting,
  like it's used in rap songs, so it wasn't a hate crime). Made me wonder
  -- have Scottish enforcers moved on to aluminum or do they prefer the
  feel of good wood?


  * the above story was mentioned in an op-ed column in last Sunday's
  Washington Post about Andrew Young's recently leaving his post at
  WalMart (just in case anyone wants to read more).


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