The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville Slugger bats had been idled for nearly two months because of the coronavirus outbreak. Workers started filling orders for some big leaguers as parts of Kentucky’s economy reopened Monday after weeks of shutdowns.
It’s no accident that the Louisville Slugger Monday restart occurred on the same day that. While that’s a necessary step toward baseball’s return, it’s of course worth noting that without some possibly contentious negotiations. That said, teams and players must begin preparing as though a restart is imminent — a reboot of spring training will likely occur in June should an agreement be forged — and thus bat orders are starting to roll in.
The partial reopening of the Kentucky economy following
While the uncertainties ahead are duly noted, consider this good news for Louisville Slugger and the 171 employees who were furloughed in April. Bruce Schreiner of the AP writes: