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End Loaded Bats vs Balanced bats – Which Should You Buy?

- October 3, 2020
End Loaded Bats vs Balanced bats

You’ve probably come across the words “End Loaded” or “Balanced” when shopping for the right bat. In this article, we’ll shed some more light on the End Loaded bats vs Balanced bats debate. So, what do those terms mean, and which one should you use? Balanced vs. End Loaded Bats Balanced Bats A balanced bat’s […]

Best Bat Grip Tape for 2021 & Buyer’s Guide

- January 2, 2020

Picture this: It’s a hot, sweaty summer day and you’ve lined up on the plate, ready to send the ball over the fence and into the stands with a massive drive. But as soon as you swing, the bat slips out your hand and goes flying. Enter bat grip tape. Over time, we have seen […]

Composite vs Aluminum Bats – What’s the Difference?

- October 13, 2019

Baseball and softball players today have to choose from a plethora of bats. Gone are the days when wood bats were the only option available. Players who want something other than a wood bat need to consider the ‘composite vs aluminum bats’ debate. While composite bats have their benefits, the performance is pretty much even […]

What Are the Different Types of Pitches in Baseball?

- September 11, 2019
Different types of pitches in baseball

A great starting pitcher can throw anywhere from four to five pitches anywhere in the zone for strikes. One might be his designated strikeout pitch that he goes for early in the count when he’s got the batter in a hole. A great pitcher might only utilize one pitch, like Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera […]

How Much Does a Baseball Weigh?

- September 8, 2019

America’s pastime is and has been governed by a plethora of rules both written and unwritten for over a century, but when it comes to the ball that is thrown to start every single game, Major League Baseball has installed a little leeway.