I wasn’t calling you, your coach, or CIAC liars! All I was doing was making an attempt to make sure the most correct information was what was being put out. I’ve been messing around with the NFH rules for more than a few years, and with the rules about metal bats in HS, college, and lower level organizations too for quite a few years as well.
I know state assns and leagues have some wiggle room when it comes to the rules, but I had never heard any about the ratio of bat length to bat weight. I could have just let it go and allowed you to continue to believe what you wrote, but don’t you think that allowing you to believe what was likely not true wouldn’t be a very nice thing to do?
How about this. I’ll type out both the NFHS and NCAA rules about bats for you.
[b]NFHS - Rule 1-3-4 … In weight: A bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g. a 33-inch-long bat cannot be less than 30 ounces).
NCAA – Rule 1, section 12,(5) A bat may not weigh, numerically, more than three units less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 34-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 31 ounces).[/b]
I’m going to guess you misunderstood what your coach told you, and things like that happen all the time. But, there is a chance that I’m totally wrong and your state has gotten permission to change the bat rules. If that’s true, I’m deeply sorry, but I really would like to get my hands on some reference as to where they made that rule change.