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Baseball's 12 Best Rituals

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 21, 2017 8:02:31 AM

Most athletes, if not all, are superstitious to some extent. Baseball players tend to be the most superstitious.

Baseball's rituals and routines are odd, quirky, and even crazy. But, if they help with mental preparation before a game on the biggest stage or the next at bat then they must have some value, right?

The team at JustBats loves baseball, and we watch a lot of games. Through hours upon hours of innings, we've compiled the 12 best pre-game and in-game mannerisms that make up this epic list of baseball rituals. 

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10 Best Baseball Movies Of All-Time

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 2, 2017 8:07:44 AM

"You wanna have a catch?"

"There's no crying in baseball!"

"How can you not get romantic about baseball?"

The marriage between cinema and baseball has long been a happy one. Baseball is filled with pageantry, romance, history, emotion, and scenery, so it makes sense that Hollywood would want to capture all of this on film. There have been some strikeouts as far as baseball movies go, but, wow, have there been some grand slams too. That's why JustBats.com has conducted unofficial polls to produce the list of 10 best baseball movies of all-time.

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The Origins of the 12 Best Baseball Nicknames Of All Time

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 20, 2016 7:55:18 AM

Nicknames in baseball are, basically, mandatory for players. They bring about a certain type of camaraderie and personality to the game that allows fans to relate to their favorite player and connect with them on a personal level. These nicknames may either embody a player and his game or be completely off base and outlandish. Either way, baseball nicknames are awesome, right? After going through the ultimate list of baseball nicknames, JustBats narrowed it down to our favorites.

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What Is the Best Spot to Bat in the Batting Order?

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 8, 2016 8:05:56 AM


From big leaguers to little leaguers, players check this first when they get to the ballfield and throw their bat bag into the dugout. That's right, the lineup card for that day's game. And, although every spot in the lineup is important, a player's spot in the lineup is important, right? Which spot in the lineup is the best? Early in the lineup or late? Leading off an inning or having the potential of runners on base?

JustBats breaks down all nine spots in the lineup.

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15 Best Blogs About Baseball To Follow

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 22, 2016 7:52:53 AM

 

You love baseball. No, you really, really, really love baseball.

Whether it's the offseason, the regular season, the playoffs, or you just like to read about your favorite sport, you just can't get enough. Okay, okay, we get it. We're the same way. At JustBats, we're surrounded by baseball bats every single day, so we're fortunate to be reminded of the great game. But, if you're not so fortunate, here are 15 baseball blogs that help us stay in tune with America's pastime no matter the time of year.

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Topics: MLB, Softball Bats, Lists, Uncategorized

The 7 Best Softball & Baseball Themed Halloween Costumes

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 24, 2016 8:31:03 PM

With Halloween comes scary movies, pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and, of course, costumes!

Are you uncertain about which costume to wear on Halloween? Do you love America’s pastime? If you answered yes and yes, then JustBats has a treat for you. Presenting the top 7 best baseball and softball themed Halloween costumes.

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6 Baseball Myths & Unwritten Rules Not To Mess With

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 20, 2016 8:42:52 AM

Baseball is a game full of quirky superstitions and unwritten rules that don’t seem to make a lot of sense and myths where success has never been scientifically proven. In what other sport would you see athletes chewing four pieces of gum at the same time before a game or not washing their uniform during a win streak?  

In all, these superstitions are what make baseball one of the most fascinating sports to watch. What would we do in a world without all of the  bench-clearing brawls, emotional bat flips in the postseason, or walk-off home runs against a division rival? So, we have compiled this list of six myths and unwritten rules that JustBats advises you to think twice about messing with:

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The 5 Best Baseball Books Every Fan Should Read

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 3, 2016 8:14:06 PM

Poetic and traditional in its own right, it's no suprise that the sport of baseball has been the topic behind classic literature. Much more than any other American sport in history. But, what are the best baseball books that every fan should read?

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Topics: MLB, Lists, JustBats.com Exclusives

11 Best Baseball Video Games of All-Time

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 25, 2016 8:01:20 AM

There's a certain amount of nostalgia when it comes to video games. So, it's natural that the nostalgic game of baseball would lend itself to gaming consoles for the past few decades.

In fact, you probably recall crowding around the arcade game at the local pizza place with your teammates. Or, rainy conditions made the Atari baseball game the backup activity choice. Heck, you may have asked your kid to step away from the gaming console, because it was time for practice.

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3 Reasons To Watch FOX's "Pitch"

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 20, 2016 5:08:38 PM

Premiering Thursday, September 22 is FOX's new show Pitch. You may have seen previews during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. FOX is taking a chance that viewers will emotionally connect to the fictional journey of MLB's first female baseball player.

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