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10 Most Popular 2017 JustBats.com Blog Posts

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

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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. 

Since this is the 102nd JustBats.com article published in 2017, there's a great chance you didn't get the opportunity to read them all. To make sure you don't feel left out, here are the top 10 blog posts from the past year.

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New Youth Baseball Bat Standard (USABat) - Effective January 1st, 2018

Unsure about the new youth baseball bat rule? Whether or not your little All-Star will be affected, this article answers everything from "What will the USABat Standard change and why?" to "What national organizations will be affected by the new bat rule?" (Hint: it's AABC, Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, PONY, and Dizzy Dean). The post is continually updated as new information and questions come to light, but if you need answers right away and aren't able to find them in this article, our Customer Coaches are available 24/7 at 866-321-2287, support@justbats.com, or you can click here to live chat.

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Composite Bat Customer Questions

With the rise in popularity of composite bats comes an influx of questions and concerns. At JustBats, we receive all types of questions about baseball and softball bat care, break-in periods, performance, and durability. This article compiles a list of the most frequently asked questions by you, the customer, and provides expert answers. Some of the questions covered in detail include:

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10 Best 2017 BBCOR Baseball Bats

CAT 7, Prime 917, VELO, CF Zen, and MAKO BEAST. What do these BBCOR baseball bats have in common? They are all included in the 10 best BBCOR bats from 2017 based on customer reviews from players, parents, and coaches. No matter your preference, this list has it all. One-piece alloy designs, two-piece composite constructions, and hybrid models are all included for every type of hitter. Did your favorite BBCOR bat make the cut?

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Best Baseball Walk-Up Songs By Genre

Alternative, hip hop, rap, country, and classic rock all come together to create the ultimate list of walk-up songs. Artists and bands that made the cut include the Beastie Boys, Metallica, Garth Brooks, Kanye West, and even the Spice Girls. Don't forget to leave your favorite walk-up song in the comments!

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What is BBCOR and What Does BBCOR Mean to Me?

Intended for high school and collegiate level players, this article outlines and summarizes the certification required for their baseball bats. The BBCOR .50 stamp must be present on your baseball bat if the team you play on is regulated by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) or the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Still unsure if you need a BBCOR baseball bat? Read our BBCOR Certification Bat Resource Guide page. 

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5 Fun Tee Ball Drills Every Coach Should Use

As a tee ball coach, it is your job to organize practice, teach fundamentals, and make sure first-time baseball players are having fun. A players tee ball experience may be the reason they continue to play or quit the game of baseball. This article lists the five best drills to use for tee ball success.

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Bats: Balanced Versus End Loaded

Have you ever wondered what the differences between contact hitter bats and power hitter bats are? The main differentiator is going to be the swing weight and whether the bat is balanced or end loaded. How do you know which type is best for you and your swing? This article goes in-depth and describes the differences to help determine which type of bat is right for you or your player. 

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6 Best 2017 Slow Pitch Softball Bats

Are you on the hunt for the best bomb dropping slow pitch bat? Based on real feedback and reviews, this list is composed of the top slowpitch softball bats from the 2017 season. Unsurprisingly, Miken and Worth lead the charge but find out if your favorite dinger slinger made it.

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Breaking In Your Composite Baseball Bat

To summarize, manufacturers are coming out with new composite materials and better technology than ever before, so these baseball bats don't necessarily require a break-in period. But, here at JustBats.com, we do still recommend breaking in your composite bat before diving into game action. This article reviews a handful of simple steps to completely and safely break-in your composite baseball bat.

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8 Best 2017 Fastpitch Softball Bats

In the end, the best fastpitch bat is the one that makes you most comfortable at the plate. But, this list helps you decide which softball bat is right for you based on feedback and reviews from players, parents, and coaches at all levels of competition. Did your favorite fastpitch softball bat from 2017 make the list? If it didn't, leave your bat of choice in the comments!

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Thank you to all of our readers for a fun and successful year, and we can't wait to see what 2018 brings. Stay tuned, make sure to subscribe, and don't forget to read our other articles in the archives to the left. If you have any suggestion on what you'd like to see from us in the future, leave a comment below and remember, you can always give our Customer Coaches a call at 866-321-2287, shoot them an email at support@justbats.com, or click here to live chat. Don't forget, we'll be here for you from click to hit!

Topics: Lists, JustBats.com Exclusives