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As Spring Training comes down to its last week, the major leaguers are making sure they are primed and ready-to-go for the upcoming 2015 season. After the long hours of training and practice, the season is so close to Opening Day and the players have been working hard in the offseason to make sure they are ready once that first pitch is thrown.
A large part of training to be ready for the big day, is making sure they are well equipped with the right gear for the best performance possible. This includes training shoes, performance undergarments, shorts and of course More >
OK DeMarini faithful, you can let out that breath you’ve been holding while waiting for the new CF8 to arrive. The wait is over, and the 2016 CF line of bats from DeMarini are available at HomerunMonkey.com! DeMarini has revamped the technology used in these bats and has even added a brand new bat to the popular line.
What They’ve Improved…
For those that were fans of the CF7, there are some features that have been improved on and carried over from the 2015 bats. In all CF8s, DeMarini continues to use their Paradox Plus+ composite – which they have strengthened from More >
For St. Patrick’s Day, 2015, we teamed up with Wilson in creating the latest addition to our HomerunMonkey Custom Gloves. In the spirit of St. Paddy’s day, the newest glove will carry a special, Irish theme!
The glove is a Wilson A2000 DP15GM, Dustin Pedroia game model. It features all of the same specifications you would expect from the 11.5″ DP15, most notably Wilson’s “Pedroia Fit” which includes: longer laces, a low profile heel (for a better feel), shorter finger stalls and a smaller hand opening for those that prefer a more snug fit or have smaller hands. The only difference between More >
The Star-Spangled Banner, our nation’s anthem, is proudly sung before each MLB baseball game – some performances more memorable than others of course. However, when looking at all of the performances throughout baseball history, it is easy to forget that our national anthem was written 200 years ago! The history of the Star-Spangled Banner in baseball is set apart from other professional sports – which may seem fitting since baseball is considered America’s pastime. What better song to represent a sport so rich in tradition than our own national anthem? Here’s a quick look at the history and fun facts More >
As baseball and fastpitch softball have evolved as sports, the equipment each player uses has evolved as well. The gloves and mitts that are used on the field are more position-specific, helping the player field or catch the ball to the best of his/her ability. However, those that are new to a position may not understand the importance of the design of the glove and just what the big differences are between each one. This goes especially for the fielders that are considering catching for the first time. If you are new to being behind the dish, here are 3 More >
For those that are new to the world of Slowpitch Softball, choosing a bat may be pretty overwhelming. The length and weight ratios are different than in Baseball and Fastpitch Softball, not to mention which bats are legal in different leagues and tournaments vary. So, before making such a crucial purchase, it’s important to know the ins-and-outs for what your needs are as a player, as well as the leagues and/or tournaments you will be playing in. Hopefully, this guide can provide a little insight and make the buying process for slow pitch softball bats less complicated and confusing.
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The consensus between doctors, coaches and parents for youth baseball pitchers is to avoid throwing the curveball – so much to the point where Little League baseball has even considered banning breaking pitches during games. The thought behind the controversial pitch is that it is too strenuous on the young arm; that these youth players cannot handle the torque and load on their elbows and shoulders without suffering injury. Sometimes serious enough to lead to the infamous “Tommy John” surgery – which replaces the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) located on the pinky-side of the elbow.
However, more recent research has More >
Throughout the world, about 10% of the general population is Left-Hand dominant. This world is riddled with “Righties”, which makes reaching the Major Leagues in Baseball seem even tougher than usual should you be a “Lefty”. But looking at some of the Greatests of All-Time, Southpaws are great too. So, we decided to compile our own list to give those Lefties some love! Here are some of the greatest Lefties to ever play the game, in no particular order, split half-and-half Pitchers and Hitters.Hitters
The “Great Bambino” is argued as one of the greatest ballplayers of all-time, More >
With summer coming to a close, baseball and softball players find themselves creeping into the dreaded “Off-Season”. What to do during this boring, game-less time? Well, many players take advantage of the down time by breaking in a new glove for the upcoming season. With plenty of time until those cleats hit the dirt again, the off-season is ideal for softening up that brand new, stiff glove. But with this, many players, coaches and parents find themselves wondering, “What is the best way to break-in a new glove?”. Hopefully we can shed some light on this popular topic.
Things to Consider…
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Looking at all of the baseball bats that are available on the market today, it can be overwhelming when trying to determine which one to use in a game or practice. With the numerous materials, stamps, weights, designs, etc. players and parents are left at a crossroads when selecting a bat to use at the plate. So where does the player or parent start? How does someone determine which bat is best? Hopefully we can clear up some of these questions when it comes to the different options each player has.
Where to Start…
The best place to start is with league regulations. More >