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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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.
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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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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 >
Dudley is reentering the slowpitch world by introducing the Dudley Lightning Legend bat. With three different types of bats in this line, Dudley is making it easy for each player to find a bat specific to his or her style of hitting.
What makes this bat stand out against other competitors? The answer is simple, the innovative “Grip-Spin Technology”. Grip-Spin is a slightly sticky coating that has been approved by the SSUSA (senior league), which covers the bat from the barrel down to where it meets the grip on the handle. Essentially, this material allows the ball to grip to the 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!
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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 >
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 >