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10 Best 2018 USSSA Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 17, 2018 3:30:57 PM

With the implementation of the USA Bat standard on 1/1/2018, a majority of baseball leagues decided to adopt this new youth bat rule change.

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) was not one of those leagues. Because of that, manufacturer's have started creating both USA baseball bats and USSSA baseball bats. This list is the top 10 best 2018 USSSA baseball bats. 

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Topics: Lists, Youth Big Barrel Bats

What Makes Axe Bats Different?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 15, 2018 1:54:22 PM

Baseball's most cherished aspect is its history. No other American sport lionizes its traditions as much as the national pastime.

And, baseball's systematic war between tradition and change has been a topic in movies, books, and front offices. The tug-of-war even trickles down to baseball tools, as baseball bats hardly ever experience an alteration to the design that was adopted a century ago. But, Baden Sports, who owns Axe Bats, sought to change baseball bats a year ago. JustBats.com examines what makes Axe bats different and what it means.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands

7 Best 2018 USA Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 9, 2018 4:54:57 PM

2018 brought some changes to youth baseball bats.

Effective January 1, 2018, USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States, officially adopted a new method for measuring bat performance. The USABat Standard may affect you and your Lil' All-Star, so for key takeaways and everything about the new method, please consult our Bat Resource Guide. If you know you'll need a new youth bat for this season, here are the best 2018 USA Baseball bats according to coaches, players, and customers.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Lists

Bat Reviews: 2018 Miken DC-41 Slow Pitch Softball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 8, 2018 2:21:45 PM

Pay attention, power hitters.

Have you heard of Team USA softball legend and Miken Sports advisory staff member Denny Crine? His signature slow pitch bat, the DC-41, has been a constant on fields across the nation for over five years. For the 2018 season, both the ASA and the USSSA model are ready to dominate diamonds and petrify pitchers with their best-in-class composite materials and industry-leading bat technology. 

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Topics: Slow Pitch Bats, Bat Reviews

10 Best 2018 BBCOR Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 3, 2018 1:38:12 PM

A new year equals new bats. For the 2018 season, bat manufacturers have buckled down and refined their technology, materials, and cosmetics to create some of history's best BBCOR bats. The JustBats.com team has had a chance to gather player feedback, read your reviews, and see firsthand which 2018 BBCOR baseball bats are exceeding expectations.

Following is a detailed list and buying guide of the top ten (10) rated and highest reviewed BBCOR bats for 2018. Did yours make the cut?

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Topics: BBCOR Bats, Baseball Bats, Lists

Can I Use My Bat In Cold Weather?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 1, 2018 8:35:14 PM

Playing in cold weather is a downright chilly proposition. At JustBats.com, we receive a lot of calls, chats, and emails with questions about cold weather bat care. Whether you play baseball, fastpitch, or slow pitch, it's time to shed light on the following questions: 

  • Can I use my bat when it's cold?
  • Are alloy or composite bats better when it's cold outside? 
  • What are the best bats for cold weather?
  • At what temperature is it too cold to use my bat?
  • Will I damage my bat if I use it in cold weather? 
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Topics: Bat Care

10 Most Popular 2017 JustBats.com Blog Posts

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 27, 2017 9:14:36 PM

With 2017 coming to an end, JustBats.com wanted to provide a recap of our most popular blog posts according to our readers. More than 100 articles were published between January and December discussing topics such as bat reviews, bat rules, and JustBats.com exclusives. Here are the 10 most popular blog posts from JustBats.com based on views, engagements, shares, and comments. 

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Topics: Lists, JustBats.com Exclusives

All About Lizard Skins Bat Grips

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 26, 2017 10:44:41 AM

It's a hot summer day and sweat is rolling down your arms onto your hands. The pitcher gets the sign and delivers you a fastball right in your sweet spot and your eyes light up. You get ready to take a big swing, but it is too late, the sweat has reached your hands through your batting gloves and before you know it you whiff and your bat goes flying. How can you prevent this scenario from happening again?

Lizard Skins batting grips have been a popular choice among players at all levels for helping to minimize the exact situation above. Here is an inside look at all you need to know about Lizard Skins bat grips from JustBats.com.

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Topics: Industry News

7 Best Off-The-Field Baseball Brands

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 20, 2017 11:07:05 AM

Ever wonder what you need to up your baseball swag? Are you looking for some fresh baseball shirts, pants, or other accessories to wear when you're not on the diamond?

The team at JustBats.com has created this list of the best off-the-field baseball brands so that you can become the talk of the town.

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Topics: Lists

Penalties & Fines For Running On A Baseball Field

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 18, 2017 2:57:56 PM

What is 15 seconds of fame worth?

As storied as the national pastime itself is the baseball fan's fleeting thought of, "should I run on the field during a game?" Common sense usually prevails for most fans, but others have jumped the fences onto the fields and paid the price. But, what exactly is the price? What's the penalty for running on a baseball field? JustBats.com attempts to answer to help prevent you from doing this attention-seeking practice.

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Topics: MLB