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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

5 Best Players Weekend Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 28, 2017 3:06:27 PM

As a way to evoke baseball to its more youthful levels, Major League Baseball (MLB) launched their inaugural Players Weekend from August 25 - 27. The weekend games included players wearing MLB and MLBPA collaborated equipment, including batting gloves, socks, uniforms, cleats, tribute patches, and nicknames.

Of particular interest to JustBats.com were the Players Weekend baseball bats.

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Topics: MLB, Baseball Bats

Who Is The Glove Cowboy?

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 23, 2017 8:36:55 AM

Yippee ki-yay!

Recently, Easton announced an exclusive collaboration with the Glove Cowboy. To promote unique and exclusive gloves, Easton is banking on the artistic ways of this creative glove slinger. But, who is the Glove Cowboy? JustBats.com, with help from JustBallGloves.com, has more about this glove lovin' buckaroo.

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Topics: Gloves

7 Great Louisville Slugger Bat Movie Appearances

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 21, 2017 10:03:56 AM

Since 1884, Louisville Slugger has been synonmous with baseball bats.

Louisville Slugger bats are intertwined with American pop culture, which is why it's no surprise that the iconic wood bat pops up in Hollywood movies. The bat company has produced bats for some of the most famous baseball films, including The Natural, A League Of Their Own, and Field Of Dreams.

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Topics: Lists

All About Chandler Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 16, 2017 3:40:30 PM

Aaron Judge. Kris Bryant. Bryce Harper.

40+ professional baseball players swing Chandler Bats baseball bats, and the star power of the previously mentioned MLB players has made the bat industry's gold standard shine a little brighter. So, what makes Chandler Bats so unique? JustBats.com has carried these wood bats for a couple of years, and here's what we've learned.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands

What Does Hot Out Of The Wrapper Mean?

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 14, 2017 9:05:08 PM

When it comes to breaking in baseball bats and softball bats, you may have heard them being described as hot out of the wrapper from time to time. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? What does being hot out of the wrapper mean?

These are all questions JustBats.com Customer Coaches have received, so we're going to answer them once and for all. 

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Topics: Technology & Terminology

5 Best Sabermetrics Metrics

Posted by JustBats.com on Aug 9, 2017 4:58:33 PM

Ivy Leaguers. Moneyball. Bill James. Michael Lewis. Are nerds inheriting baseball?

Statistics, such as weighted runs created plus, expected fielding independent pitching, range factor, leverage index, are being used more and more. These sabermetric tools might seem like overkill to the casual fan, but do some of them have relevance or are they merely a waste of time? 

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Topics: MLB