In the modern era of baseball we’re in today there are a lot more statistics than the basic ones most fans may be used to like Earned Run Average, Runs Batted In, and Batting Average; some of which can be very confusing to someone hearing or seeing them for the first time.
Way back in the summer of 2014, graphic designer @ak47_studios made Star Wars-based logos for every MLB team, and they’re all incredible. Seeing as though it’s “Star Wars Day”, and we have no other baseball to talk about at the moment, we figured it was the perfect time to go back and rank them from worst to best.
New for 2020, the Louisville Slugger Omaha BBCOR Baseball Bat is designed with an MX 7U1+ alloy barrel which delivers a huge sweet spot and stiffer feel on contact. The Omaha features a VIBEX premium vibration dampening handle construction to reduce hand sting and a 6-Star premium end cap design.
MonkeySport’s Jason Felts and BaseballMonkey’s Will Shumate sit down with social media baseball influencer, Tanner Carson (Raised_In_Baseball) to discuss baseball, social media and more!
News broke yesterday (1/13/2020) that punishment had officially been handed down by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred upon their investigation confirming that the Houston Astros had cheated by using cameras position in center field to steal signs during the regular season and postseason in 2017, a year they won the World Series.
The field has been set for the 2019 League Championship Series. In the National League you have the St. Louis Cardinals facing off against the Washington Nationals. On the other side of the bracket, in the American league, the New York Yankees will be going up against the Houston Astros, the final team to clinch their spot in the LCS.
Vanderbilt became the fourth school in five years to win the national title after dropping the first game of the CWS finals by beating Michigan 8-2 in Game 3. After winning the national title in 2014, this is Vanderbilt’s second College World Series title in four appearances in Omaha and second title in six years.
Bat flips and other forms of celebrations by hitters have become growingly popular in the game of baseball over recent years. Some people love it, some people hate. We are going to briefly break down some of the thoughts and opinions we have seen from around the baseball community.
BBCOR is currently the standard that governs adult baseball bats that are used in High School and Collegiate play. The acronym BBCOR stands for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution. Simply put, BBCOR will measure the “trampoline effect” of the barrel and how it plays into the exit speed of the ball. The “bouncier” the trampoline effect, the faster the ball will come off the bat.
The Easton Jen Schro The Fundamental Fastpitch Softball Catcher’s Kit is revolutionary new gear made specifically to inspire and protect fastpitch catchers. Every fastpitch catcher knows her job is the toughest on the field and that’s exactly why she loves it.
The hottest bat in the game that is approved for ALL fields just got hotter with the Easton Ghost Advanced fastpitch bat. This bat features a second-generation Double Barrel 2 design which combines a lighter inner barrel with a stronger outer barrel to deliver the lowest compression in the game for maximum barrel flex and performance.
Effective as of January 1, 2020, chest protectors used in high school and college baseball must be NOCSAE certified.
Primarily a lacrosse company, StringKing is breaking into the baseball market in a big way. They are doing so with two new bats, the “Metal Pro” and the “Metal”, available in both BBCOR and USA models. We will highlight these two bats below and will provide you with some information on each one.
New for 2020, the Rawlings Velo ACP BBCOR bat was specifically designed and constructed to provide hitters with an extremely balanced feel. Rawlings’ re-imagined carbon fiber end cap, and perfectly balanced bat weight allows for a light swing weight to help increase bat speed at the plate.
The LXT X20 Fastpitch bat from Louisville Slugger remains true to the bat’s reputation as a hot-out-of-the-wrapper stick that blends swing speed and balance perfectly. This bat is available in (-8), (-9), (-10), (-11) and (-12).