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Differences Between Junior and Youth Big Barrel Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 9, 2017 9:00:55 PM

We love bats; that's no secret.

In fact, when you visit JustBats.com there are 140+ different filters to narrow your bat choices. From the simple (softball bats or baseball bats) to the granular (18' length bats or 37' length bats) to the best deals (bat packs or bats with free gifts), there are a lot of ways to find your perfect bat. But, with so many bat options and categories, there is always room for confusion. One question we receive a lot is What's the difference between Junior Big Barrel bats and Youth Big Barrel bats?

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

The 4 Best Rain Delay Games In Baseball

Posted by JustBats.com on Oct 4, 2017 2:10:12 PM

Have you ever had a day where it was hard to focus because you couldn’t wait for the game you had that night?

So, imagine you're at the ballpark, warmups are complete, and first pitch is right around the corner, and it hits, the torrential downpour from Mother Nature. Rain delay. Trust me, we have all been there. And while there are a number of ways to fill your time during a rain delay, JustBats.com collected the four (4) best ways ballplayers have entertained themselves during rain delay games.

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Topics: Lists

Bat Review: 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 BBCOR Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 28, 2017 9:29:36 PM

When Louisville Slugger introduced the Prime series in 2015, the baseball bats were billed as "the ultimate combination of speed, power, and balance in baseball." The Louisville Slugger Prime 915 boosted a premium composite barrel, stiff handle technology, and a patented three-piece construction. And, sure enough, the Prime 915 was one of the most popular BBCOR bats of 2015.

Now, Louisville Slugger has rolled out the fourth rendition of their Prime series: the 2018 Prime 918Since the Prime series continues to be one of the highest rated baseball bats, JustBats.com reviews why the Prime 918 is going to make an impact on baseball fields.

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Topics: BBCOR Bats, Bat Reviews

The 5 Best Sunflower Seeds

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 26, 2017 6:32:53 AM

Sunflower seeds and baseball. Baseball and sunflower seeds. They are a match made in heaven. Spittin' seeds go hand-in-hand with America's pastime, which is why JustBats.com has assembled the five (5) best sunflower seeds for baseball. 

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Topics: Lists

What is BESR?

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 18, 2017 4:12:56 PM

Currently, youth bats are undergoing a similar change with the USA Bat Standard. New youth bats approved for USA Baseball's new bat standard were released in September 2017, and the new rule goes into effect on January 1, 2018. But, this isn't the first rule change that bats have seen.

On January 1, 2012, all high school and collegiate level baseball bats had to meet the BBCOR standard. This was a new bat standard to test bats and came about for a number of reasons, but mainly safety and because of bats like the Easton Stealth. BBCOR effectively replaced the BESR Certification. JustBats.com reviews what BESR is and what it entailed.

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Topics: Bat Rules & Regulations

Bat Review: 2018 Easton Ghost X -10 USA Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 12, 2017 1:22:05 PM

When USA Baseball announced a new standard for measuring youth baseball bats, some parents were concerned. The reason? A previously purchased baseball bat was being rendered useless after 2018 depending on their child's League. And, of course, that meant researching, selecting, and hoping for similar results from a new bat.

Now that the USA Baseball approved baseball bats have been released, JustBats.com has collected initial feedback on the new USA Bat bats.

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Topics: Youth Bats, Bat Reviews

Q&A: Adam Kopley, Wilson's Global Commercial Manager of Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 11, 2017 1:39:46 PM

As Commercial Manager of Bats for Wilson Sporting Goods Company -- a company that owns and operates Wilson, DeMarini, and Louisville Slugger -- Adam Kopley is responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining category initiatives to achieve brand objectives.

Put more precisely, Kopley gets to play with baseball bats, softball bats, and gloves from the industry's top brands. Pretty cool, right?

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

Introducing The New USABat Baseball Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 5, 2017 2:51:28 PM

They're here!

Ever since USA Baseball, the United States national governing body for the sport of baseball, adopted the USABat Standard, everyone has been waiting for the new youth baseball bats. On September 1, 2017, the new USA Baseball bats were unveiled.

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Topics: Bat Rules & Regulations

The 5 Best Bubble Gums For Baseball

Posted by JustBats.com on Sep 5, 2017 9:26:47 AM

When it comes to playing baseball, there is nothing like having a massive wad of gum stuck in your cheek while you bark from the bench or stare down your opponent from the mound. Chewing gum and spitting seeds have become synonymous with playing baseball. You can't do one without the other.

JustBats.com compiled the five (5) best gums for baseball based on a combination of taste, bubble size, and how long the flavor lasts. Did your gum of choice make it?

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Topics: Lists

Bat Review: Mizuno Ghost BBCOR Baseball Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 30, 2017 1:15:49 PM

Boo!

Are you ready to haunt every pitcher you face? That's what you'll do with Mizuno's latest addition to their BBCOR baseball bats. For the 2018 season, Mizuno has stepped outside of the box and gone against the grain by releasing a new BBCOR bat that no one has ever seen, or heard of, before - the Mizuno Ghost BBCOR Baseball Bat (BB18GHST)

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Topics: Bat Reviews