06/24/2008 5:30 PM ET
Safety and Health Advisory Committee Conducts First Meeting
Issues involving players and fan safety were discussed
MLBPA Press Release
The Safety and Health Advisory Committee held its first meeting today via conference call in New York. The committee is charged with considering issues of player and fan safety, including those associated with broken bats. Members of the committee expressed their concerns over those issues and concurred that they require prompt consideration and action. The committee formalized the next steps which include consulting with bat manufacturers and experts in the field, conducting field studies, conducting laboratory tests of bats and gathering information about protective measures in Major League ballparks. Members of the committee will meet again this week to commence the data gathering process. The committee intends to issue recommendations as quickly as is possible after all the relevant information is gathered and analyzed.