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How to Break in a Baseball or Softball Bat

- March 30, 2018

When you buy a wood bat or an alloy bat, you don’t need to worry about breaking it in. These bats come hot out of the wrapper. However, with composite baseball bats, things are different. These bats need to be broken in to perform at full potential.

One-Piece Bats vs. Two-Piece Bats

- March 12, 2018

One-piece bats vs. two-piece bats… Which one is better and why? Which option is better for a power hitter or a for a contact hitter? Whether it’s baseball or for softball, we often see this question pop up.

How to Clean Batting Gloves

- February 28, 2018
How to Clean Batting Gloves

Batting gloves provide better grip, provide protection from bat vibration, blisters and help to keep the hands warm. Most batting gloves on sale today are made from a combination of leather palm and synthetic materials. Over time, dirt and sweat accumulate on your batting gloves with use and you will eventually need to clean them […]

How to Measure your Hand for a Batting Glove

- January 6, 2018

Knowing the right size of batting glove beforehand will give you a quicker, stress free shopping experience. Below are steps to quickly determine the right size of batting glove for you. Step 1 Open your dominant hand out flat, palm side up. Make sure your fingers are straight and firmly together. Step 2 For the actual measurement, […]

Best Baseball Glove Reviews for 2021: The Definitive Buyer’s Guide

- December 4, 2017

Finding the best baseball glove can get difficult. At the Bat Nerd, we have tested gloves in every size, every position, fastpitch softball gloves, slowpitch softball gloves, youth baseball gloves… All of them! With all the choices out on the market today, finding the “best” one may be impossible. Some seem quite similar, and with […]

Bat Buying Tips and Tricks

- November 12, 2017

At The Bat Nerds, we have owned and hit with more than 100 baseball bats. With our vast experience we thought we would let you in on a few things to consider as you comb through your 2018 list of fastpitch , baseball and softball bats. Our bat buying guide is here to give you […]

Best BBCOR Baseball Bat & Brand Reviews 2019

- November 12, 2017
Best BBCOR bat

Need to buy the best BBCOR bats of 2019 on the market today? You are not alone. More than 450,000 high school players and more than 25,000 college players, National Federation of State High School Associations baseball players and players in other different leagues need certified BBCOR bats.

Best USA Bats 2019 – Best Youth Baseball Bat Reviews

- September 22, 2017

We’ve taken the hassle out of picking the best USA bat by doing the heavy lifting on your behalf. The section below provides in-depth reviews of the best youth baseball bats of 2019 with some fantastic new USA approved bats. In our review, we cover the best USA bats of 2019, as well as provide […]