In China, Bats are for Swinging at Humans

Even before this film called “Walking Tall” appeared decades ago, a human with stick was a force to be reckoned with. Kids in the US, grow up with bats for baseball. Yet, in China where baseball isn’t a national sport, bats are for defense. The story is amazing since bats are made not for baseball, but to keep as a weapon of defense. The styles are funny. Metal ones that are heavy but formed not for hitting a ball, but optimized for hitting a human. It can’t be too heavy since you may take many swings to crack a skull unlike it baseball where you gear up for that giant swipe. The cool thing is these bats are under $10! (LA Times – China Bats)