Life lessons are learned in a variety of different ways, but there is no better teacher than America's pastime (besides one's parents, of course). Sports, especially baseball, aren't just for teaching young adults about the fundamentals of a game or how to turn two on defense. Younger athletes are very impressionable, and the sooner they start to learn life's most valuable lessons, the better. Here's how baseball helps.
But, there's a question that tends to be asked a lot around this time, "What are the best 2017 Youth Big Barrel bats?" Nevermind the confusion on whether to call these bats Senior League or Youth Big Barrel. Powered by feedback from coaches, parents, and players, here are the nine (9) best 2017 Youth Big Barrel Baseball Bats.
Whether you're an experienced travel ball parent or this is your first time taking a trip with the team, the team at JustBats.com has got you covered.
We realize that packing for a weekend trip can be somewhat stressful at times, so we're here to minimize the risk of you forgetting a necessity. We've done this through the creation of the ultimate checklist every player, parent, and coach needs to have while packing. Hopefully, you've got a big bag and an even bigger trunk because there are a lot of essentials needed for a weekend tournament.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: