Thread: NSA Ruling?
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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 12:52am
David Emerling David Emerling is offline
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Originally Posted by Bandit
Is it illegal to heat a bat in NSA softball? And if so where in the 2008 rule book are you findng the ruling?
Just out of curiosity, I fired off an e-mail to the maker of the Pyroflite Bat Warmer:

I asked:

Has any sanctioning body (ASA, NSA, AFA, USSSA, USFA, etc) ever prohibited the use of a bat warmer, that you know of? In other words, would a heated bat be considered illegal?

He responded:

Hi David,

I know my product in particular has not been banned by any....I can tell you that I'm a National Sponsor of the USSSA, as you can read in this press release that is attached to this e-mail! Also you can visit
and click on the approved equipment link off to the left and you well see that my PyroFlite Bat Warmer is approved equipment of the NSA!!

I know it is being used in all associations and is just a great product for protecting those expensive bats!!

Thank you for the inquiry and I hope to hear from you soon!!

To the e-mail he attached the USSSA press release to which he referred.

David Emerling
Memphis, TN
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