Thursday, August 13, 2020

How Much Does a Baseball Weigh?

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. A Major League Baseball qualified baseball has to weigh between five...

One-Piece Bats vs. Two-Piece Bats

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. Unfortunately, the answers to these questions aren’t always as straightforward because every player has their own...

Top National League MVP Candidates for 2019

With the Major League Baseball season heading down the home stretch, the playoff races are heating up. Coinciding with the run for the post season are battles for individual honors, including Most Valuable Player. Generally, the MVP comes from a contending team and this year is no exception. Here are the top five candidates for the National League...

Bat Buying Tips and Tricks

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 tips and tricks on...

What Is a Balk in Baseball? Understanding Baseball’s Balk Call

A balk is one of the rarest calls in all of baseball, as explained in this hilarious article. The reason being that preventing a balk is ingrained in pitchers from the youth level, all the way through the major leagues. Not issuing a balk is an automatic response. The windup stays the same every...

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When picking out the best fastpitch softball bat, you want to pick out one that gives you absolute bang for your buck....