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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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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 >
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 >
The wait is over! DeMarini has finally launched their 2015 line of baseball bats and we have them available at homerunmonkey.com for pre-order! This lineup will include the CF7 and Voodoo Overlord FT for: Adult BBCOR, Senior League, Junior Big Barrel and Youth.
Not sure which is the best fit for you or the prospective player? Hopefully we can give you a better idea and some insight as which to choose.
The DeMarini CF7 baseball bat, with Paradox +Plus composite and D-Fusion FT handle, is DeMarini’s top-of-the-line for 2015; perfect for the serious player looking for an evenly balanced, light-swinging bat 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 >
Our XProTex batting gloves review giveaway has recently been wrapped up, but no worries! We are ready to go with another great giveaway to follow up – a chance to win a WebGem Glove Care System of your choice!
Not familiar with the WebGem System? Well, allow me to introduce this fantastic product! The WebGem Glove Care System is for the serious player that is looking to not only break-in a new glove, but maintain the life and form of their current glove, or even restore the life and form of an older glove. There are forms available for each player; there 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 >
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 >