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.
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.
A new year equals new bats. For the 2018 season, bat manufacturers have buckled down and refined their technology, materials, and cosmetics to create some of history's best BBCOR bats. The JustBats.com team has had a chance to gather player feedback, read your reviews, and see firsthand which 2018 BBCOR baseball bats are exceeding expectations.
Following is a detailed list and buying guide of the top ten (10) rated and highest reviewed BBCOR bats for 2018. Did yours make the cut?
When the first official baseball bat was born in the summer of 1839, the journey it would take was as unpredictable as the sport it helped birth.
Baseball bats have undergone a series of changes, regulations, and transformations in the past 200 years. But change can bring misinformation. To help clear up the confusion, JustBats.com is here to dispell 10 common misconceptions about baseball bats.
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Baseball is hard sometimes.
Every player has had a case of the “Mondays” out on the diamond. We have all been plagued by untimely hitting slumps, harsh weather conditions, and even having to face another team’s ace. But, have you ever had the moment when you thought, how can I make baseball easier?
What about trying cork in your wood bat? Believe it or not, a small object such as a cork can have a huge impact on the dynamics of a baseball bat and swing.
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.
At JustBats.com, we receive a lot of questions about baseball bats and softball bats. One of the most common questions that our Customer Coaches receive is, "How do I know if my bat is dead?" To ease your mind, we're going to answer this question and outline the best way to determine whether or not it's time for a new bat.
With the 2017 season in full swing, the JustBats.com team has had a chance to hear your feedback and read your reviews to determine which BBCOR bats are exceeding expectations. Keep in mind, every player has a personal preference and what may be the best baseball bat for you could be the complete opposite of someone else. Because of this, aluminum, composite, and hybrid BBCOR bats all made the list. Which one is your favorite?
Who remembers that bright orange Easton XL1? Do you know what happened to the Easton XL1? Why is Easton no longer producing that beast of a bat? Back in 2015, a lot of players took this bat to the plate and are now feeling nostalgic, so they want it back. JustBats is here to answer all of your XL1 questions and more!