Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Clean Your Baseball Bat – How to Remove Marks from Your Baseball Bat

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A while after we’ve used our bats, we’ll ignore the marks on it that build up over time with this heavy use. While we think bat marks give your bat personality, sometimes you want to restore your bat's original shine and remove any scuff marks. Over the years, we’ve seen several ways touted as good to clean a baseball bat...

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...

Cold Weather & Baseball Bats – Can I Use My Bat In Cold Weather?

We’ve seen lots of questions about whether its okay to play in cold weather. Whether you play baseball or softball, we will shed some light on these frequently asked questions: Should I use my bat when it's cold?Which is better when it's cold - Alloy or composite bats?What are the best bats for...

What Are the Different Types of Pitches in Baseball?

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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...

The Difference Between Softball and Baseball Bats

There are many differences between baseball and softball. From the size of the ball to the dimensions on the field to the size of the bat in the batter's box, these games look incredibly similar but are built very differently. One of the largest of these differences is the bat that the offensive...

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...

American League top MVP Candidates

Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox took home MVP honors last season and while having a solid season, is far off the pace from a year ago.  With baseballs flying out of the ballpark at record rates, there are several players having seasons worthy of MVP consideration.  Not to overlook pitchers, because...

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...

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...

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...

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Best Slow Pitch Softball Bats of 2019

As with all best things in life, choosing the best slow pitch softball bats is something that should involve a painstaking amount...