louisville slugger http://wfpl.org en Louisville Slugger Bat Gets New Logo Design http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-slugger-bat-gets-new-logo-design <p></p><p>The company that makes Louisville Slugger baseball bats is unveiling a new logo for the iconic brand.</p><p>Hillerich and Bradsby Company Vice-President of Marketing Kyle Schlegel says this is the first new look for the logo since 1980.</p><p>"What we’ve tried to do is hold true to those pieces of the mark that really speak to the legacy, so the oval is still there but we wanted to introduce a lot of new modern elements to it that allow the brand to really come into the present day," he said.&nbsp;</p><p>Previous logos over the years can be seen below:</p><p></p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 4750 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Slugger Bat Gets New Logo Design Louisville Slugger, Little League Baseball Will Pay $14.5 Million in Metal Bat Injury Suit http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-slugger-little-league-baseball-will-pay-145-million-metal-bat-injury-suit Louisville Slugger and Little League Baseball will pay a brain-damaged New Jersey boy $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit over the use of metal bats in youth games. <p> Steven Domalewski was struck in the chest by a line drive that stopped his heart while he was playing in a youth baseball game in 2006. <p> He was pitching in a Police Athletic League game when the batter rocketed a line drive off a metal bat. The ball slammed into his chest, just above his heart, sending him into cardiac arrest. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:35:01 +0000 The Associated Press 1419 at http://wfpl.org