Not a Little League affiliated organization, but a nearby PONY league posted the following:
"Secondly, after feedback from parents, coaches, and players, the Board of Directors has decided to overturn the USA Bat rule that was implemented in spring 2018. For many reasons, we feel that these bats didn't provide the kids with a better overall baseball experience. I reached out to PONY Baseball (PONY is the organization that ____ conforms to and functions under) and spoke to the Vice President of the Northern Region. He informed me that all PONY rules and regulations are only strictly enforced for tournament play. As of now, ____ does not participate in any district, regional or national tournaments. Therefore, we can adjust or alter any PONY rules and regulations as long as we don't compromise the safety of the children."
Wasn't "safety" one of the reasons for implementing the bat rules last season? Has this organization opened up legal issues, should an injury from a batted ball occur? Anything preventing a Little League affiliated organization from a similar approach?