Starting next year all colleges will have to switch to new bats that have the sweet spot shrink from 22 inches to 5 inches. This is expected to cut down on the speed of the ball resulting in fewer - much fewer - home runs, lower batting averages and better ERAs. The purpose of the change is to make for a safer game, after one player was killed by being struck in the head by a ball. The new bats hit more like wooden bats but without the weight and mass. I am curious how fans feel about the new bats and the changes they will bring about in the game.