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Over the past 4 years we have dedicated thousands of hours reviewing and writing about baseball and softball bats. Our insight comes from living it—as we travel the country, joining many of our readers, playing in high level tournaments as well as local rec leagues.
We think the massive attribute that separates our insight compared to so called industry reviews is that our reviews are authentic. We are not living bat performance through others, or deriving our insight from manufacturer bullet points or anonymous review boards. Bats feel a certain way at contact—we know this because we hit with them. Bat’s have different exit velocities relative to each other depending on the impact speed—we know this because we measure them.
Our experience with bat performance isn’t read off some chart or Facebook group either. Rather, it is recorded by watching players at the plate—day in and day out. It is documented by watching real at bats from real players and then talking to them about it afterwards. We know what bats are good because it matters to us on Thursday night at the local field or at a Saturday in July at a national tournament in Las Vegas or Phoenix or Fort Lauderdale.
Amateur baseball is our passion. Our reviews are our own and have biases no doubt, all ball players have biases, but those biases aren’t born from inventory levels or enforced by our employer. They are created because we are trying to develop players and win baseball and softball games. And, in that process, we find what bats and gear work for what type of player. Then, we write about it.
Our Promise to Readers
We will never sell bats or have inventory to sell. We may very well have biases, all players and parents do, but ours are not measured against our inventory levels or our employment contract. Too many so called review sites or Facebook groups are bat reps or companies trying to drive the conversation their direction. We promise our independence.
If that information is helpful to you we can only hope. But, in the end, it’s the most we can promise.