Not sure who said it, but apparently Carlos Guillen tests every bat in each shipment by sounding and feeling them out with a bang against his hand. He keeps only about THREE OF EVERY TWELVE BATS. That amazed me. Only 25% of bats make the cut? I wonder what happens to the remaining 75%. Do they go to the minor leagues? Or does the company take them back and shred them? Or is there an island of misfit bats somewhere, with despairing bats waiting to be selected for use in a real game? Poor little bats.
Anyway, I thought it was a fun fact worth sharing.