Thursday, December 3, 2020

How Many Stitches Are There on a Baseball?

A baseball’s makeup has remained unchanged for over 100 years. Rubber, cork, cowhide and length of yarn, are the fundamental materials that make the baseball. However, baseball has altered the ball to help even the playing field when competitive advantage has shifted from offense to defense and vice versa. One of these standardizations has been stitching. How many stitches are...

Soccer Cleats vs Baseball Cleats – Can You Wear Soccer Cleats For Baseball?

soccer cleats vs baseball cleats
Having played baseball for as long as I can remember, I often come across many questions from parents. Most of them are often about cleats, and often around the soccer cleats vs baseball cleats debate - What is the difference between soccer and baseball cleats? Can you wear soccer cleats for baseball? What do baseball cleats look like? Are baseball...

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

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 weight is evenly distributed throughout the bat's...

How Can You Break in Your Baseball or Softball Cleats Fast?

Bought some new brand new cleats? They aren't as comfortable as the old ones, are they? What now? If you wear them to a game before they are properly broken into, you’re going to develop painful blisters on your heels or toes that will keep you from playing at all.  So remember to break in your cleats well before a game...

Composite vs Aluminum Bats – What’s the Difference?

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...

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Best Fungo Bat for Baseball/Softball Practice & Training in 2020

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