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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

USSSA Baseball Bans DeMarini CF Zen

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 13, 2018 1:28:47 PM

USSSA Baseball, a governing body of youth baseball leagues, announced on April 12, 2018 that the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen CBZ was suspended from USSSA sanctioned play. The ban only applies to the 31" and 32" size options; the 28", 29", and 30" options are all still allowed in USSSA.

What does this mean for you? And, what do you need to know? JustBats.com discusses the recent disallowed baseball bat from USSSA, recommended replacements, and next steps.

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All About Easton Ghost Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 11, 2018 9:26:42 AM

When Easton introduced its Ghost series in Fall 2017 the results were, umm, scary-good.

So far, 15 bat models have been introduced in the Ghost series -- Easton's MAKO successor. They include the most reviewed (USA Baseball), the highest-scoring (BBCOR), and the most anticipated (Fastpitch) 2018 bats in specific categories. Given the popularity, JustBats.com reviews key features and what players are saying about the Easton Ghost bats.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands

Best Baseball Instagram Accounts

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 9, 2018 11:24:30 AM

With over 800 million active users (and rising), Instagram is quickly becoming one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. If you follow the baseball hashtag on IG, you've likely soaked up some of these accounts' content in the past. If you don't follow the baseball hashtag then you better get on it.

Whether you're a baseball mom, a High School ballplayer, or a Little League All-Star, these baseball Instagram accounts are a must-follow. 

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Topics: Lists

7 Best Baseball Bats 2018

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 4, 2018 11:32:51 AM

On June 17, 1890, Emile Kinst patented the ball-bat. Thus, the modern day baseball bat was born.

Since Kinst's invention, the baseball bat has undergone many major design changes and been subject to a handful of regulations. But, like a bottle of wine, the baseball bat has grown better with age. 2018 has brought a number of technological changes and design features. JustBats.com looks at the best baseball bats for 2018 based on customer feedback.

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Topics: Baseball Bats, Lists

Bat Review: 2018 Anderson Flex BBCOR Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Apr 2, 2018 2:47:25 PM

No hype, just performance, power, and pop. That's what players, parents, and coaches have come to expect from Anderson baseball bats. Since 1996, the Anderson Bat Company has flown under the radar and prides themselves on providing an experience unlike any other.

Their flagship BBCOR bat for the 2018 season, the Flex, is a familiar name that some have come to learn and love. JustBats.com jumps in with a bat review on this popular model.

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Topics: BBCOR Bats, Bat Reviews

3 Reasons Opening Day Should Be A National Holiday

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 29, 2018 8:23:24 AM

During Spring Training 2014, MLB Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith joined Budweiser in an attempt to make Major League Baseball's Opening Day a national holiday. The campaign -- Make Opening Day A National Holiday -- received 100,000+ petition signatures and plenty of recognition. Unfortunately, though, it wasn't recognized.

As lovers of baseball who celebrate Opening Day every year, we believe the day is already a national treasure that should be recognized by all. So, JustBats.com reviews 3 reasons Opening Day should be a national holiday.

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Topics: MLB, Lists

Best Baseball YouTube Channels

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 26, 2018 11:14:25 AM

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, right behind Google. With over 100 hours of video uploaded every single minute, there is no better place to hunt for baseball news, highlights, and other interesting tidbits.

With that said, JustBats.com has searched the depths of YouTube, surveyed industry leaders, and read forums on the internet to create the ultimate list of the best baseball YouTube channels. 

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Topics: Lists

6 Best 2018 Fungo Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Mar 20, 2018 4:51:52 PM

More fun(go) than a barrel of monkeys, right?

One of the most valuable tools for a baseball coach or softball coach is the long, skinny bat that is specifically crafted to be longer than traditional baseball bats. The fungo bat. With such a fun name, the fungo bat has been used in practice drills and pre-game defensive warm-ups for years. JustBats.com collected coach feedback and customer reviews to spotlight the six (6) best 2018 fungo bats.

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Topics: Training, Lists