Nearly four years since he left the White House, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer has a new gig: fighting to protect metal baseball bats in Pound Ridge, NY. Fleischer is now the spokesman for Don’t Take My Bat Away — an organization which represents baseball bat manufacturers fighting the proposed ban. The Sun notes that Fleischer has a personal interest in lobbying for metal bats as well:
When he worked in Washington, Mr. Fleischer played in a men’s baseball league in Virginia that allowed metal bats. He said he batted around .300 at the time, but his average dropped to about .200 after he moved to Pound Ridge and joined a men’s league in Westchester County that plays exclusively with wooden bats.