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7 Best 2018 Metal Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on May 26, 2018 11:10:47 AM

Until the 1970s, baseball games relied on only wood bats. When the first metal bats were introduced to the game in the 1970s, the light, durable, and easy-to-use bats that could hit a ball much further than a wooden bat became an instant success.

Now, every major bat manufacturer produces aluminum baseball bats. JustBats.com collected customer reviews and player feedback and now we can present the seven (7) best 2018 metal baseball bats

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About Marucci CAT 8 Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on May 22, 2018 3:24:17 PM

Cat got your tongue?

The ever-popular Marucci CAT baseball bat series is growing. That's because Marucci will release the much-anticipated Marucci CAT 8 bats. In June 2018, the vendor will officially release eleven (11) baseball bats two years after the launch of the CAT 7. JustBats.com received some exciting details about the bats, so we wanted to share.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands, Industry News

What Happened To Titanium Bats?

Posted by JustBats.com on May 21, 2018 11:49:19 AM

In 1993, the slow pitch softball world welcomed titanium bats. Vendors, such as Easton, Louisville Slugger, and Worth, all produced bats made of this dense metal to the delight of softball players.

But, given performance standard and safety issues, the bats became obsolete in a short period. However, despite the short existence, titanium softball bats impacted softball. JustBats.com details the ins-and-outs of titanium bats and how they helped to change the game.

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Topics: Bat Rules & Regulations

What Does Hitting For The Cycle Mean?

Posted by JustBats.com on May 16, 2018 9:15:11 AM

Big time hitters at any age dream about driving in the game-winning run, hitting a walk-off home run in the postseason, and even striking fear in an opponent by being intentionally walked. But the benchmark that all hitters try to achieve in their careers is hitting for the cycle.

The cycle? Like a bicycle? What does a bicycle have anything to do with baseball? No need to worry, we have you covered on all of the hitting for the cycle information here at JustBats.com. Are you ready?

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Bat Review: Easton Fire Flex Slow Pitch Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on May 14, 2018 2:44:14 PM

The flagship design in Easton's 2018 slow pitch lineup is, without a doubt, the Fire Flex.

If you're a USSSA player who wants a boomstick that provides powerful performance with unmatched consistency, look no further. For the 2018 season, there's no better Easton option at the plate than the Fire Flex slow pitch softball bats. So, let's get down to the nitty-gritty and highlight what makes these softball bats so great. 

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Topics: Slow Pitch Bats, Bat Reviews

How To Get Started In Little League Baseball

Posted by JustBats.com on May 8, 2018 12:28:32 PM

Anybody that puts on a baseball jersey has dreamed of stepping up to the plate in a tie game with the winning run on base and the goal of driving them in with a walk-off hit. But, before you get to that moment, we all know that it takes hard work and dedication at all levels from tee ball to the professional ranks. With that being said, the first step in making that situation a reality is to get involved in playing baseball early. The team at JustBats.com is here to make every player’s experience a special and memorable one, so we've created a list of tips on how to get involved in Little League Baseball.

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Topics: How To

USA Baseball Bans Easton Ghost X

Posted by JustBats.com on May 3, 2018 3:06:22 PM

USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States, has announced the first member of their decertified bats list. Effective May 3rd, 2018, USA Baseball has banned the Easton Ghost X (YBB18GX10). Their ban only applies to the 30" / 20 ounce option and the leagues that are affected include AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and PONY Baseball. The 28-29" and 31-32" Easton Ghost X USA Bat lengths are still approved for play and ready to rock. 

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Topics: Baseball Bats, Industry News

3 Great Softball Hairstyles

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 25, 2018 8:45:55 AM

What's worse than getting hair in your eyes during a big defensive play and getting an error because of it?

Game day comes with enough pressure as it is and the last thing a player should be worrying about is whether or not their hair is going to get in the way. The JustBats.com team understands your pain and we're here to help with three great softball hairstyles. Plus, when you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you play well. 

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Topics: Lists

Bat Review: 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 22, 2018 7:39:34 PM

When Rawlings rolled out their initial USA Baseball approved baseball bats, drop 5 and drop 10 bats were well-represented.

The Quatro -10 and 5150 -5 were popular early on, and exclusive models (like the drop 11 Rawlings VELO) gained traction. But with the Easton Beast X as the only drop 12 option on the market for USA Baseball players, Rawlings saw an opportunity. JustBats.com reviews the newest addition to Rawlings' lineup -- the 2018 Rawlings Threat -12 USA Baseball Bat.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Bat Reviews

101 Best Softball Team Names

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 16, 2018 1:41:41 PM

"The name on the front is more important than the name on the back."

Truer words have never been spoken. Unfortunately, coming up with a team name is difficult, especially for softball. The team name has to be clever, thought-provoking, and good enough to make opposing teams envious. JustBats.com has scoured the interwebs, asked players, and created our own to complete a list of the best softball team names.

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Topics: Lists