Saturday, July 20, 2019

How to Take Care of Your Baseball Bat

There are few things as heartbreaking as a baseball or softball bat that has had its life prematurely cut short either through cracking, breaking or some other tragedy. In this article, we provide a list of the best ways you can ensure your bat lasts a long time by keeping it in tip-top condition.

How to Break in a Baseball or Softball Bat

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. Below, we discuss how...

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...

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...

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 sooner rather than later. Dirt can...

Best Bat Grip Tape for 2019 & Buyer’s Guide

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 grips. Over time,...

Best Wood Bats for 2018 – Reviews & Buying Guide

As the popularity of metal bats rises, the importance of hitting with wood bats cannot be overstated. If you have dreams of going pro one day, or simply hitting like one, then you should definitely consider having one of these best wood bats in your arsenal. Below, we review the best wood baseball bats from some of the world’s best...

How to Measure your Hand for a Batting Glove

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, use a tape measure or a ruler. Measure...

Best Baseball Glove Reviews for 2019: The Definitive Buyer’s Guide

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 some, it’s difficult to understand...

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...