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 >
At one point or another in every athlete’s career, he or she will be cursed with the infamous “yips” for a certain period of time. For those that are unfamiliar with the yips, the term was first introduced to describe golfers that missed short and easy putts due to high-pressure situations. Since then, the yips can be used to describe athletes of any sport that can’t complete routine actions or plays that the player used to be able to do without a problem. Some of the worst cases are seen in professional baseball and softball players.
Perhaps the 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…
You More >
If baseball is considered to be a non-contact sport, then how do over 275,000 players visit the emergency room every year for baseball related injuries? Although player to player contact is not part of the game, players can get hurt in numerous ways. Some of the most common injuries in baseball are throwing-arm strains, hip/upper-leg strains, and head/face injuries from being struck by a baseball. Luckily, there are ways to treat and prevent such injuries and drastically reduce the chances of being injured in baseball. Here’s how:
Since 2000, there has been a fivefold increase in the number of serious More >
Since posting about our “Axe Bat BP Giveaway”, I have gotten a number of questions regarding the Axe Bat and the theory behind the unique design of their patented handle and the durability of the barrel. With the influx of questions coming in, I thought I would dedicate a blog specifically to the benefits of the Axe bat and the information that backs up those proposed benefits.
If you are not familiar with the Axe bat design and what sets it apart from other manufacturers, start by looking at the handle. For baseball (all materials, including wood), fastpitch and slowpitch bats, More >
We are happy to announce that HomerunMonkey is expanding to Colorado and New Hampshire! There are two new MonkeySports Superstore locations coming soon and they will be the first Superstore locations for both states, adding to our current locations in: California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. By adding these two great stores, we are making it even easier to get the best Baseball and Softball gear at the lowest prices!
The latest addition out West is set to open up in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Greenwood Village borders the city of Littleton and is only a 30 minute drive from the “Mile-High City” of More >
The Mako Torq – available for baseball and fastpitch – is the first of its kind, with a rotating handle to allow for free movement of the wrists through the swing. What does this mean? Simply put, the swing is shorter and quicker to the ball, allowing the player to square up more pitches; and longer through the ball, allowing full extension to get as much pop at contact as possible. This innovative technology, combined with Easton’s top-of-the line More >
Well that got your attention didn’t it? You read correctly, we are currently running a special giveaway for a chance to win ANY DeMarini Bat available on the website or on order to the warehouse. From the models seen on the NCAA Women’s College World Series and NCAA Baseball World Series, to our brand new 2015 models – ANY DeMarini Bat available on the site or on order.
High school baseball player? How about a CF7 or VooDoo Overlord?
Middle school fastpitch softball player? A CF7 (-11) would be a great choice!
Prefer some slowpitch softball? I bet the new TheONE sounds like a great pick!
There More >
2015 DEMARINI CF7
The new 2015 DeMarini CF7 is unlike any before. It is set apart not only by its appearance, but also by its performance. This bat has all the new technology in the making. Crazy graphics on the bat give it a slick feature that separate it from its competition. Feels good, looks good and hits good. It’s an all in one package with this baby. DeMarini bats are going to a whole new level.
**UPDATE || 12/30/13** Well the meet and greet was an absolute success! Over 1000 people came down throughout the day to meet Fastpitch superstar Jennie Finch and check out the incredible deals on our Mizuno products - WOW - thanks to all that were able to make it out on Saturday!
Didn’t get the chance to go to the event? You can see pictures from the day here: http://www.monkeysports.com/jennie/nggallery/ Be sure to check back for future events at our retail locations in Irvine CA, Norwood MA and Woodbridge NJ!