Yeah, sorry to be a tease it's been a busy one and I haven't been on the site lately. The plan for the moment has been shelved, lots of push back from retailers since this would be an online deal. Right now upper management is more concerned with a "High Definition" black finish for store line. So that is where we've put our resources for now.
Brian, thanks for the update and i can totally understand the dynamis of the various parties involved. one idea perhaps to allay the fears of the retailers, would be to create a membership fee condition maybe ($100) with an annual order limit of say 20 bats per "member" and then the retail side wouldnt be threatened as only true grit players would pony up the coin to have this unique but limited access.
i am of course disappointed, but realize that in the future things might change.
best of things for this year and please try to get Andrew McCutchen and Matt Carpenter swinging Sluggers! i am a bit shocked they use marrucci instead of LS
long time lurker & just wanted to say that this is the best forum thread in the whole entire Interwebz!!
What is the LS equivalent to the marucci cu26? How close would the S318 be?
I think that the S318 has a longer barrel and thinner handle. My guess would be the R205. To me, the CU26 feels like an M356 with a smaller barrel and smaller knob. The handle is thicker on the top hand. I love the CU26 btw. Can't justify dropping 120.00 on one.
See ball, hit ball.
Hey BMH, do you have any insight into the demo LS is running for The NJIBL this Saturday? http://www.njibl.com/news_article/sh...rrer_id=437130
I've only seen a retail version. Not sure how close it is. I know that the retail AP5 is way off.
See ball, hit ball.
Marucci is in trouble, they're sending bad wood to most of their pro guys these days. Lot of players will be switching from them in the next few seasons, mass exodus. Heard from a reliable source that they're not taking many orders from minor league guys this year.
Very excited! Going to Florida next week to show off European Beech with the Mine Bat crew.
Quick question, I saw a O69 recently...thing looks huge, bigger than a H238 even. Is that me or is it as massive as it looks?
Diameter wise the O69 is smaller, it does however have a longer barrel before it tapers into the handle.
BMH are the LS birch bats getting any love in spring training, probably gonna take the plunge and get one this weekend.
Also what are the specs on a B347 and what is the difference between pro select and mlb select. Thanks for all your input!!
Mr. BMH: is there a quick way to identify on tv when someone is using a birch LS? With the new center brand there is no longer a B9 sticker and the ink spots are used on both maple and birch.
I've seen (and own) a birch bat with gold labels and most maple/ash seem to use white labels...is the gold label only for birch?
Yes, I was looking for what actually LS will be offering
I think walks are overrated unless you can run. If you get a walk and put the pitcher in a stretch, that helps, but the guy who walks and can’t run, most of the time he’s clogging up the bases for somebody who can run. – Dusty Baker.