Q&A: Marucci USA Certified CAT Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on May 20, 2019 2:40:00 PM

Marucci has just released their very first USA certified bat, the Marucci Cat. This will be a drop-10 model to be used in all forms of USA-sanctioned baseball.

To provide the highest levels of insight, we actually did a Q/A session with our friends over at Marucci. They were kind enough to answer all of our questions and provide some great insight for everyone thinking about getting on. Also, if you have any questions of your own please leave those in the comment section below!

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Topics: Youth Bats, Bat Reviews, Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A, Youth Big Barrel Bats, USA Bat

Shop Small: South 40 Snacks

Posted by JustBats.com on Feb 12, 2019 1:13:46 PM

“Shop small”. Those two words are the battle cry of the little guys and girls in the business world. It is the mantra of companies that wage a daily battle to find unique ways to pit their services and products against those of the big chain and box stores.

The efforts of these smaller competitors seem to be working. As consumers, it seems more and more, we have that pang of guilt within us when we knowingly bypass the local start-up or long standing Mom n’ Pop location in favor of the large grocer or department store.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A, Uncategorized

2018 Bats In Review: Employee Picks!

Posted by JustBats.com on Dec 28, 2018 10:56:53 AM

What a year it’s been in the bat world.

We’ve seen new bats come in, and we’ve seen old bats say goodbye. Bats have been banned, unbanned, approved for new certifications, created with new technologies, barrel sizes, materials, and everything in between.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, Bat Reviews, Fastpitch Bats, Baseball Bats, Vendors / Brands, Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

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

Q&A: Tim Leible, Smash Pro Sports

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 31, 2017 12:57:29 PM

"You can't know where you're going until you know where you've been."

When Smash Pro Sports launched they kept their mission pretty simple: provide training tools to Baseball Moms and Baseball Dads to grow their kid's confidence. Smash swing analyzers provide real time visual feedback and the ability to track performance off the plate.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

Q&A: Mike Carozza, WhatProsWear.com Founder

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 24, 2017 2:13:41 PM

Mike Carozza grew up like a lot of us; he always tried to emulate his baseball heroes.

From Ken Griffey, Jr. to Rickey Henderson, Carozza wanted to be like these players. He knew their stances, stat lines, and, of course, what equipment they wore. Carozza's vision was to have an online community where anyone could see what pros wear, and deliver in a fun and meaningful way. Thus, the idea for WhatProsWear.com was hatched.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

Q&A: Henry Fitzpatrick, Easton Bat Manager

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 5, 2017 4:33:52 PM

In 1972, Easton introduced the world to the first true aluminum bat.

Easton's history is littered with factoids that any company should boast. Their long-standing relationship with the Little League World Series, starting in 1922 and growing to the top position in the bat industry, and continuing to push the boundaries of innovation. This includes, of course, recent introductions of the Easton Lock & Load baseball bat and the Easton Ghost Fastpitch bat.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

Q&A: Brian Duryea, JustBatReviews.com

Posted by JustBats.com on May 22, 2017 8:19:01 PM

Brian Duryea loves baseball. With seven baseball-loving children, it's not a surprise.

Years ago, while raising kids, traveling the country for his job, and helping coach baseball, he decided to start his own blog. JustBatReviews.com is now one of the largest resources for baseball bat and softball bat reviews on the Internet. Check out JustBats.com's bat reviews.

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Topics: Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

Q&A: Kyle Murphy, Rawlings Bat Director

Posted by JustBats.com on May 3, 2017 8:43:49 PM

Kyle Murphy played two seasons in the Texas Rangers' farm system. He hit .194 with zero homeruns.

But, Murphy's stat line doesn't mean he hasn't hit some homers in the baseball industry. After his playing career, he joined Rawlings and is now the Director and Business Unit Lead covering a number of different things. The most important category he operates? Bats.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands, Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A

Jennie Finch Profile

Posted by JustBats.com on Jan 30, 2017 8:49:32 PM

Jennie Finch is the name, and Fastpitch softball is her game. Known by some as the Pitcher with the Ponytail, Finch has accomplished a lot throughout her educational and professional softball career. There may never be another player or person like Jennie Finch in the world of softball ever again, which is why JustBats has chronicled her legacy.

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Topics: Fastpitch Bats, Vendors / Brands, Guest Posts, Profiles, Q&A