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10+ Best Fastpitch Softball Drills & Tips

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 20, 2017 1:19:42 PM

Are you a first-time softball coach? Maybe, you're a veteran coach looking to polish up the ol' practice plan. Or, you're an elite softball player who is looking to get better on the diamond. Either way, the team at JustBats.com is here to help make yourself and your team excel. Hitting, fielding, pitching, and catching drills are all equally important and need to be practiced tirelessly so team goals can be accomplished. Without further ado, here are the best softball drills for fastpitch softball. 

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Topics: Softball Bats, Lists

6 Best 2017 Metal Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 13, 2017 3:14:04 PM

Aluminum bats have a trampoline effect. This is the main benefit of a metal baseball bat over a wooden bat. Simply, a metal bat springs the ball back off from the bat. So, hitting a baseball with a wood bat is like jumping on your floor, whereas hitting a ball with a metal baseball bat is like jumping on your bed.

Easton created the first aluminum bat in 1972. Louisville Slugger followed. Then, in 1974, the NCAA legalized metal baseball bats for use in college games. And, the revolution was complete. With more manufacturers making enhancements, JustBats.com compiled a list of the six (6) best 2017 metal baseball bats based on customer feedback, bat reviews, and internal feedback.

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Topics: Lists

Bat Review: 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 Youth Big Barrel Bat (WTDXCBZ)

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 8, 2017 10:38:18 AM

Zen 
[zen] (noun)
A total state of focus that incorporates a complete togetherness of body and mind. 

CF Zen
[cee-ef-zen[ (noun)
A baseball bat built for all out grinders.

For the 2018 season, DeMarini has outdone themselves yet again. Their lightest and their most balanced composite bat is back, better than ever, and ready to dominate the diamond. JustBats.com details the CF Zen in this bat review.

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Topics: Bat Reviews, Youth Big Barrel Bats

Baseball's Dream Team | Best Players At Each Position

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 6, 2017 2:49:13 PM

Baseball has been played for quite some time in our nation, hence why it is called “America’s Pastime." We have been involved in baseball in some way whether that is playing a game, going to your hometown team’s game, watching highlights on TV or just even playing catch in the backyard with your family.

There are so many great players to have played this game, that listing the best players is a difficult task. But, based on internal conversations and unofficial polls, this is JustBats.com’s Baseball All-Time Dream Team. Basically, the all-time baseball greats that would be the best player at each position around the diamond.

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Topics: MLB

What Is Pine Tar? Here's Everything You Need To Know

Posted by JustBats.com on Nov 1, 2017 1:40:49 PM

What exactly is pine tar? Is it illegal in baseball? Why do players use it? Where does it come from? How is it made? These are all questions the team at JustBats.com gets from our favorite bat fanatics, so we decided to lay them all out and answer them one at a time. 

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Topics: Bat Care

Major League Bat Choices

Posted by David Morgan on Oct 27, 2017 4:13:43 PM

David Morgan from Planet of Baseball joins JustBats.com to discuss Major League Baseball bat choices.

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Baseball players who have reached the Major League level have spent years perfecting their swing. As younger players learning their craft, they had bats available that were constructed out of different materials designed to improve the quality of their hitting. Once they have obtained their goal of making a Major League roster their choice in selecting a high-quality baseball bat is narrowed considerably, and they must only use a wood bat.

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Topics: MLB, Wood Bats

7 Best End Loaded Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 24, 2017 4:06:50 PM

What's better between a balanced bat and an end loaded bat? The answer is 100% subjective and will vary from player to player and bat to bat.

End loaded bats tend to be favored by power hitters, but all types of players use these bats. Because of that, JustBats.com has ranked the best end loaded bats based on customer feedback, reviews, and popularity.

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Topics: Lists

What Should I Do With My Old Bat?

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 23, 2017 3:28:32 PM

For most players, their bat becomes a cherished item. The battle scars mark the memorable games and key hits, and a hanging piece of tape is a last-ditch attempt to save your reliable tool.

But, bats don't last forever. Whether they--unfortunately--die or break, a baseball bat or softball bat doesn't need to collect dust in the back of your garage. Instead, JustBats.com has an alternative way to strike value out of your cherished bat.

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Topics: JustBats.com Exclusives

Easton Beast X vs. Ghost X | What's The Difference?

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 18, 2017 2:17:44 PM

Yin and yang. Apples and bananas. Beast X and Ghost X. While these two Easton baseball bats may be on different ends of the spectrum; they are both exceptional in their own way. One is composite while the other is aluminum. One is whole from end cap to knob for a stiff feel, while the other is a two-piece construction that gives off fantastic flex.

Do you know the differences between Easton's Ghost X and Beast X bats? Don't worry, the team at JustBats.com is here to explain both Easton bats in detail.

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Topics: BBCOR Bats, Youth Bats

Fun Slow Pitch Softball Tournament Format Ideas

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 16, 2017 8:44:24 PM

Organizing a Slow Pitch softball tournament or participating in one should be fun. Swatting some dingers and drinking some beverages for a good cause or just to have an excuse to get together with friends is never a bad thing.

But, do you just have a Slow Pitch tournament with standard rules and limitations? Or, do you mix it up? JustBats.com has collected some customer feedback on fun softball tournament formats. See if you would incorporate any of these Slow Pitch ideas to your next event or fundraiser.

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Topics: Slow Pitch Bats