All About Chandler Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 16, 2017 3:40:30 PM

Aaron Judge. Kris Bryant. Bryce Harper.

40+ professional baseball players swing Chandler Bats baseball bats, and the star power of the previously mentioned MLB players has made the bat industry's gold standard shine a little brighter. So, what makes Chandler Bats so unique? JustBats.com has carried these wood bats for a couple of years, and here's what we've learned.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands

What Does Hot Out Of The Wrapper Mean?

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 14, 2017 9:05:08 PM

When it comes to breaking in baseball bats and softball bats, you may have heard them being described as hot out of the wrapper from time to time. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? What does being hot out of the wrapper mean?

These are all questions JustBats.com Customer Coaches have received, so we're going to answer them once and for all. 

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

5 Best Sabermetrics Metrics

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 9, 2017 4:58:33 PM

Ivy Leaguers. Moneyball. Bill James. Michael Lewis. Are nerds inheriting baseball?

Statistics, such as weighted runs created plus, expected fielding independent pitching, range factor, leverage index, are being used more and more. These sabermetric tools might seem like overkill to the casual fan, but do some of them have relevance or are they merely a waste of time? 

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Topics: MLB

Who Invented Softball?

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 7, 2017 3:57:08 PM

Softball's origins aren't rooted in baseball, as many assume, but in the sport of football.

Softball, which according to the Amateur Softball Association (ASA), is the most played team sport in the United States has an interesting history. The sport started on Thanksgiving Day 1887 and was invented by a Chicago Board of Trade reporter named George Hancock.

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Topics: Softball Bats, Uncategorized

5 Best Illegal Bats Of All-Time

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 2, 2017 11:50:45 AM

Illegal. Banned.

These are words you don't want to see associated with your favorite bat. Baseball and softball leagues have bat standards set by governing bodies that dictate what bats are acceptable for use. To become certified, bats must pass tests conducted by independent labs, which is what BBCOR Certification and USABat Standard use. When a bat passes the independent test, the bat manufacturer is notified, and the corresponding certification stamp can be placed on the bat.

And when a bat doesn't pass? That's when the bats are deemed illegal or banned.

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Topics: Lists, Bat Rules & Regulations

Q&A: Tim Leible, Smash Pro Sports

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 31, 2017 12:57:29 PM

"You can't know where you're going until you know where you've been."

When Smash Pro Sports launched they kept their mission pretty simple: provide training tools to Baseball Moms and Baseball Dads to grow their kid's confidence. Smash swing analyzers provide real time visual feedback and the ability to track performance off the plate.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

Tips To Improve Your Chances Of Playing College Softball

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 26, 2017 1:16:55 PM

You've buckled down and decided that playing sports in college is a must.

While this article is softball recruiting specific, the team at JustBats.com has put together a list of recommendations and tips for how to get recruited that applies to all sports. It rarely is one game or moment that is the reason a player is recruited, but rather the lifestyle choices and habits they create throughout their high school days (and sometimes even earlier). How do you stack up? Are you ready to get recruited?

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Topics: Lists

Q&A: Mike Carozza, WhatProsWear.com Founder

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 24, 2017 2:13:41 PM

Mike Carozza grew up like a lot of us; he always tried to emulate his baseball heroes.

From Ken Griffey, Jr. to Rickey Henderson, Carozza wanted to be like these players. He knew their stances, stat lines, and, of course, what equipment they wore. Carozza's vision was to have an online community where anyone could see what pros wear, and deliver in a fun and meaningful way. Thus, the idea for WhatProsWear.com was hatched.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

4 Best Baseball Themed Board Games

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 19, 2017 9:19:44 AM

It is hard to remember that there was a time when sports fans didn't use a computer simulator to recreate their favorite sport. At one time, the only way to play a sport in your own home was by purchasing a board game. Baseball has produced some classic board games over the years and in this article we look at four of the very best.

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Topics: Lists

8 Tips On How To Get Out Of A Hitting Slump

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 17, 2017 4:35:18 PM

Hitting is not easy. But, you already knew that.

Have you ever been in a hitting slump? Maybe you're experiencing one right now and can't even buy a hit. From tee ball all the way up to the Major Leagues, every hitter is going to suffer a slump at some point during their career. But, rest assured, your next hitting streak is one pitch away.

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Topics: Training, How To