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!
Selecting the perfect baseball bat is a lot like choosing the right partner: it takes time.
With how much bats have evolved over the years, there are a lot of choices. The ideal bat for you may depend on how the bat feels and your price range, but--at the end of the day--there are four things to consider when selecting a bat.
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Hi, my name is Colin Rudy, and I play in the New England Elite Baseball League for the New England Stampede and also for my Wakefield, Massachusetts Little League senior ball team. In my opinion, I feel that it is a necessity to get a new bat every year because you continue to grow and mature. Plus, your league requirements change.
The first real baseball bat was created in 1884 and it took 90 years before the next major change to baseball bats: aluminum.
That's because in 1974, after a few years in which bats made from tubes of aluminum started to appear, the NCAA approved the use of aluminum bats. Homerun totals increased and batting averages sky rocketed. The change was subtle, at first. Aluminum bats were simply a metal version of a wood bat. But, the metal made the bat more durable and, in turn, cheaper.
BAT FLIP, noun, an exaggerated throwing of your bat after a clutch hit or homerun.
With the emergence of social media and more animated personalities in baseball, bat flips have become more prevalent, more controversial, and more popular.
It's happening. The holidays are here, which means it's time to get presents for all of your loved ones.
Have a future ballplayer running around the house? How about a significant other that fancies themselves a rising star at the ballpark? Does the softball player in your life need something that will enhance their on-field game? We understand. Here is a Holiday Gift Guide from JustBats to help you out.