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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

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 May 4, 2018 that the 2018 DeMarini CF Zen -10 CBZ was suspended from USSSA sanctioned play. The ban now includes the 28", 29", 30" along with the the 31" and 32" size options.

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