Report: MLB lifts ban on personalized bat decals

Saturday April 16th, 2016

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Major League Baseball lifted its ban on personalized bat decals in a memo issued on April 13, Paul Lukas of ESPN and reports.

The league reportedly told teams at this year’s winter meetings that players were no longer permitted to add the stickers to their bat knobs, like Matt Harvey did last season.

That didn’t stop Bryce Harper from adding 100 emoji stickers to his bat last week to celebrate his 100th career home run. He was not disciplined for the move, according to the Washington Post, and is now free to continue expressing himself through decals.

The ban didn’t make it through the second week of the regular season, lasting just 10 days.

– Kenny Ducey

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