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Baseball Bat Swing Weight Calculator

Baseball Bat Swing Weight Calculator

Last Updated: Monday, April 17, 2017Below is a bat swing weight calculator. That is, it calculates the moment of inertia of a baseball or softball bat from the comfort of your chair. We detail below the information you need to calculate the bat’s swing weight. Enter the information requested above. You can also view swings […]

How to Hit a Baseball Harder: For the Little Leauger Who Can’t

How to hit a baseball

Last Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2017Everyone has an opinion on how to hit a baseball harder. For proof, just go to any little league game and wait. Inevitably, at some point, everyone on the field and in the stands is an expert in hitting. Each self appointed commentator has advice. You can also find a litany […]

Composite vs Aluminum vs Hybrid vs Wood Bat

Composite, Aluminum, Hybrid or Wood

Last Updated: Monday, April 10, 2017If you are deciding which type of bat to get, then the following should be informative. The differences between a Composite, Aluminum, Hybrid and Wood bat may be obscure, but the following makes it simpler. We compare each type of bat to the other three. Below, we also have some […]

Retooling the CF Zen to make it legal | 2 5/8 drop 8 and 2 3/4 drop 10 CF Zen Illegal

CF Zen Illegal Big Barrel

Last Updated: Thursday, April 13, 2017Update. The official word is this: The 2 5/8 Drop 8 2017 Zen is no longer USSSA Certified. As well, the 2 3/4 Drop 10 2017 CF Zen is also removed from the USSSA certification. These results will be final. Expect replacement bats to come in the 2018 line from […]

Best Baseball Bat Instagram Accounts | 12 Can’t Miss Feeds

Best Baseball BAt Instagram Account

Last Updated: Friday, April 21, 2017As the second largest social media site in the universe, Instagram offers a few exceptional Instagram accounts that focus on baseball bats. We like to think we have some experience in determine what accounts are must follows—since we spend way too much time on IG anyways. As such, we put […]

2017 Rawlings Quatro vs MAKO Beast | Inner Barrel vs Inner Beast

2017 Rawlings Quatro vs Easton MAKO

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 4, 2017After comparing the bats in live hitting, we found that aside from the starkly different color design, the Rawlings Quatro and Easton MAKO Beast are remarkably similar. Both use a two piece composite design and attempt to deliver a light swinging big barrel. Each bat prices out on the very high end of […]

Dear Bat Guy | March Mail Bag, Bat Swing Weight Database

Bat Swing Weight Database

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 4, 2017Dear BatGuy, It’s difficult to find information on which BBCOR bats are the most balanced and have the lightest swing weights. Ultra-light swing weights are needed for young, smaller, first time BBCOR players. It would be great if you did a comparison of lightest swinging BBCOR’s for smaller players. Why […]

A Bat’s Purpose | $4 Swings and $400 Bats

Better Batted Ball Speeds

Last Updated: Monday, March 27, 2017The general goal of this site is to help players and parents find a bat that makes sense for them and their budget. The bat that makes the most sense, as a general rule, is the one that delivers the best exit velocity given the pitch speed the player most […]

Illegal Bat Lists | Busted For Bombing

Banned Bat Lists

Last Updated: Monday, March 27, 2017With the recent, and rather high profile, “temporary” decertification of the 2 3/4 DeMarini CF Zen drop 10, we wondered what other bats have been de-certified over the years. It is not easy to find such a list. Likely, we have decided, because there simply have not been many baseball bats […]

Bat History: The Single Piece Hybrid Bat Revloution

2016 Rawlings VELO Review

Last Updated: Monday, March 27, 2017Some years ago, the idea of a single piece aluminum bat with a light swing and a big barrel did not exist. More specifically, it wasn’t possible. If a player wanted a light swing then a composite was always the answer. If a player wanted a hot out of the […]