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.
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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 >
Over the past few years, there has been much talking and, well, complaining about the latest NCAA and NFHS bat certification deemed “Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution”, better known simply as “BBCOR”. Officially since 1/1/11, the BBCOR standard has been a requirement for bats used in NCAA regular season and tournament play; a change from the previous, more responsive Bat Exit Speed Ratio (BESR) standard. The thought behind the new standard and change is the desire to make non-wood bats perform closer to the wood material – which will require better skill from the players, reduce the exponentially increasing offensive (particularly More >
Attention Bargain Shoppers:
As I am sure you are already aware, today is CYBER MONDAY!! And to commemorate this increasingly popular day for E-Retail, we are issuing a SITE-WIDE Cyber Monday sale for today ONLY. We are offering 20% off the entire site as well as HUGE markdowns on 50+ Cyber Monday items!
Now, there are some exceptions, so if you are having trouble applying the discount code, just give us a call and we will explain any issues you may be coming across. We may be able to apply the discount manually once the order is received. So give us a call and one of our friendly More >
With such a wide selection to choose from, it’s difficult to select just one of the many great fastpitch bats HomeRunMonkey.com has to offer. Every brand has a “top of the line”, but what is the difference? What makes one bat stand out over another? Well, let me help break down a few of our Top-End Fastpitch Softball bats, offered by 3 of the most popular and technologically advanced brands – Louisville Slugger, Easton and DeMarini.
So, the past few posts have been solely about baseball and baseball bats- what’s new, what’s coming and even what’s legal. Well, I’d say it’s about time to steer away from baseball for this post and focus on a different sport – Slowpitch Softball.
Slowpitch has come a long way from the days of recreational Church Leagues. I know before I got into the slowpitch world, I had the idea that slowpitch was for the retired crowd, just looking to do something on a Sunday with some buddies. Not that there’s anything wrong with enjoying some time with friends and hitting More >
For every manufacturer, there are two basic designs for bats- single piece or two-piece. A single piece bat being made of one single material from the handle to the barrel, and two-piece bat having two separate pieces connected or fused together. These options have been the running standard for both composite and composite/alloy bats for years……UNTIL NOW…
Introducing, Tru3 technology by Louisville Slugger — THE NEWEST 3-PIECE BAT DESIGN! Yep, not one.. Not two.. But THREE pieces!
360 composite – this composite is thinner, which allows for more layers resulting in a stiffer handle. The stiffer the handle, the more solid the contact when it More >