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Baum Bat Review

Baum Bat Review | You Should Hear Of This

In developing our Baum Bat review, we've been knee deep in the internet in terms of videos, reviews and many, many pages of Google searches. We also spent considerable time on the phone both with
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USABats Standard

USABats | When & Why to buy a 2018 USAbat bat?

Starting in 2018, USAbat, a new standard in the youth barrel bats, comes into effect. This standard will replace the USSSA BPF 1.15 certification currently found on baseball bats, creating stricter regulation  in terms of allowable pop on
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Stinger Bats Review | Pro Grade Sticks In the Cage

We have reviewed a ton of wood bats, including those considered the best in the business. That background, as well as a thorough reference search for user reviews, round out this Stinger Bats review.The only place we find
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Bar Chart

Flat Seam vs Raised Seam Baseball | Did the NCAA Experiment Work?

A few years ago we discussed the effect of BBCOR bats on offensive performance. We found, as many did, the implementation of BBCOR standards pushed offensive performance to all time lows. We were not the
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2017 Easton MAKO Beast Review

2017 Easton MAKO Beast Review | Surprise! It’s Great

We have spent a lot of time over the last several weeks getting ready for this review---we'd guess no less than 4 hours in the cage, two tournaments among several different hitters, the Little League
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Best Time To Buy a Baseball Bat

3 Bat Buying Secrets | The When, Where and Whats of Bat Buying

Over the years of buying performance baseball and softball bats we gathered a number of tricks along the way. We share with you three general categories that can save you several thousands of dollars over
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Top 2016 Fastpitch Bats

Top 2016 Fastpitch Bats | NCAA Statistical Analysis

Just as we have done on the top baseball bat side of things, our intent is to take aggregated statistics of bat usage by each collegiate fastpitch team that made the big dance in 2016. The categories are
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2017 DeMarini Voodoo Endload Review

2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane Review

We have a week's worth of cage hitting with the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Insane. We've also exchanged emails with DeMarini discussing the upgrades and performance of this new bat. That data, combined with our 2016 and
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2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balance Review

2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced Review

As of this writing, we hit with the 2017 DeMarini Voodoo Balanced in both BBCOR and big barrel sizing and gathered feedback from several different hitters. We also spent considerable time reviewing previous versions of the
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2015 Easton Salvo Review

Easton Salvo Review | Balanced Endloaded USSSA ASA

We spent some time with the Easton Salvo for slowpitch softball. We also read every user review we could find and watched every video of the bat's live performance. Vendors at major retailers were also
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Video Bat Reviews

Why Trust our Reviews Us?

For starters, maybe you shouldn’t. We are, after all, a relatively anonymous blogging group with a self proclaimed mission to give objective information on baseball, softball and fastpitch bats. Other than that, and maybe a few rankings you can look up to see how legit of a site we are, there isn’t much verifiable proof we can indeed provide.

We’d argue there are at least a few other things that you can verify quite easily on the site. You’ll notice we don’t sale baseball, softball or fastpitch bats and never will. We aren’t some secret arm of baseballexpress or homerunmonkey or the dozen or so other sites looking to sell a bunch of bats. We never will sell bats although we’ve been asked more than once by major manufactures to do so. There are plenty of horses jockeying for position in that space and we’d rather not deal with customer service and major purchasing agreements. As such, at least it could be argued by us, our lack of incentive to sell you a certain brand of bat helps us stay more objective.

Additionally, we often post our own pictures and upload videos showing we at least have had access to the sticks we review at one point. Peruse the site for just a few minutes and, we think, you’ll find the largest repository of non-vendor owned baseball, softball and fastpitch reviews on the planet. As such, we’d claim we do have some knowledge in the space if not a serious amount of time on our hands.

We can also tell you, although you will ultimately need to take us at our word, that we see anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 unique users per month visit our site (the variation is depending upon the time of year as baseball interest is very cyclical). About 30% of them are returning visitors. Meaning, at least if our math is right, 15,000 to 30,000 people per month actually come back to our site. We’d like to thank that had something to do with the fact we do a somewhat fair job in reviewing baseball, softball and fastpitch bats.

We also claim, because it is true, that we’ve swung almost every single baseball, softball and fastpitch bat in the performance space since the middle of 2013. With that swinging, we’ve reviewed hundreds of bats, both softball and baseball. We’ve also spent countless hours with baseball and softball players watching them hit with different types of bats and getting their direct and unfiltered feedback. As well, we’ve listened to and discussed bat performance metrics with several individuals who work directly on the production of the bats we review. Much of that data is compiled into somewhat readable articles and youtube videos you can find with these pages.

In the end, we are simply a group of dads and players who love the game and think it good to share the data and insight we’ve collected on baseball, softball and fastpitch bats to other parents and players looking to cut through industry hype and vendor bias. We think the authenticity of our work in the pages on this domain are our best proof. That by no means makes our recommendations full proof and we’ll be the first to admit such. But attempt at unbiased data about the performance bat space is an honest and good faith effort attempt in getting in our reader’s hands the best, unbiased information we can gather on the bats manufacturers and vendors are now asking you to spend several hundred dollars upon.

We’d hope, no matter what your league, you’ll find some help in the pages we’ve spent thousands of hours delivering (oh yeah, and clicking on an ad when you find it interesting).