It's unbelievable. We're seeing 8 to 10 bats break every game. Guys are coming back saying they hit the ball on the sweet spot and it still broke." This quote caught our President, Lynn C. Thompson's attention. It's from an article in the Los Angeles Times describing how frequently baseball bats break and nearly injure the players in major league games. The article chronicled the debate currently raging among players over which bat is better, those made of ash, which is lighter and slightly flexible, or those made of maple which is heavier and stiffer. As he read, Lynn began to suspect there might be a market for a baseball bat that just couldn't be broken. What kid, let alone an adult, wouldn't want an unbreakable bat? Now Cold Steel is proud to offer you our first forays into the manufacturing of athletic equipment, the Brooklyn Smasher® and the Brooklyn Crusher™. Because they're precision injection molded out of heavy-grade polypropylene, these bats just can't be broken. There's no need to worry about shards of wood flying in your face. No matter what you hit or how hard you swing them, they just won't break. And they're durable too, they won't rot, crack, or splinter, or even fade. You can treat them as roughly as you choose. You needn't worry about dirt or the weather affecting them either since they're impervious to the elements and clean up with soap and water. Try that with a wood bat and you might damage it. They're versatile too. Like any other baseball bat, croquet mallet, golf club or hockey stick, they can be used in an emergency, as an extremely effective self-defense tool. You can keep one behind the front door, under the bed, or in a car trunk and forget about it until you need it. They can be used as game bats, practice bats, warm-up bats, loaner bats, inclement weather bats, school or league bats or kid's bats. They can also serve as a cross over trainers to develop strength, agility and eye hand coordination for those studying Western Saber Fencing, Kendo, Kenjitsu, Filipino Stick and Sword Fighting and Chinese martial arts. Best of all, they make good economic sense. They're comparable in price to good wooden bats, and since they're unbreakable they will last far longer than any wooden bat on the market.