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.
ASSOCIATIONS AND 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 >
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 >
**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!
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 >
Back in September, I posted about the new, custom glove builders that were added to the website. Since then, only Wilson and Rawlings gloves have been available to customize to each player’s specifications. Well, we are happy to say that Mizuno will soon be joining the custom glove family! We are slated to have the Mizuno glove builder up-and-running by the end of this month!
With Mizuno coming into the mix, there are seemingly endless options to choose from when designing the perfect glove for you (or your kid, or a friend, or loved one- the list goes on!). As baseball and More >