Check this picture of Cleveland Browns All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden with a Silver Creek bat he signed during his Charity Softball game in 2014. Silver Creek will be sponsoring the 2015 game on Sat. June 6 and will feature Haden, Richard Sherman, Johnny Manziel, and Dion Sanders along with 20 other NFL stars to help support Joe and his charity. Home Run Derby and NFL player game, and autograph session all start at 5:00 in Eastlake Ohio. IMG_1295 (3).jpg
So I am definitely a huge fan of wood bats...own probably 30-40. I made another trip down to Louisville Slugger today to check out what bats I could find that I liked. My Adam Dunn C353 broke in live batting practice (change up low ) a week before my season started.
I was lucky enough to find some great bats once again. I got two S318's and one W310. Both models felt great in my hands and getting home and finally getting some swings in with them was great, both exceeded my expectations. I now wish I had convinced myself to get a second W310 but I didn't have enough money for a 4th bat. But these were absolute steals at only $30 each.
Two of the three bats have beautiful straight and wide grains (all ash).
I'm definitely convinced my best option is to just give LS a visit from time to time to pick up new bats. I don't know if anyone else feels this way but I really like picking up a bat and feeling it before I buy it. Most custom bats I've ordered online I've been disappointed with. So knowing that I can't feel a model until it's already paid for doesn't make sense for me. And with LS just an hour and a half drive away, it's an affordable and convenient option.
i totally concur with your feelings. sadly i have stopped buying any sam bats and marucci and dinger (old owner) thru their repsresentatives as they come massively overweight (sam 6 bats) +2.5 oz! from what i ordered, or unhittably warped 3x (marucci) or supelow quality grained (dinger). these were at premium prices too! (roughly $90-120).
i am today going to order a couple max bats for only the second time as the first batch was decent grain and at the weight i ordered. they have a nice variety of models including the B267 i love.
the W310 looks awesome btw!
Oh and I forgot to mention in my last post, all of the bats I got today are 34.5". That length just feels right for me, and I may have to go back down when I get paid this week to get a few more before they all sell.
Next time you're in the museum send me a PM. What we offer in the museum is nothing compared to the BPAS racks.
the main reason i ordered from max this time is i wanted to get an H176 at 35" this is a knobless model and i have the slugger at 34" but i wanted to see how a 35" swings (max offers 35") as i choke up an 1" on this model usually.
btw i also love slugger the most of all makers but find rawlings to be of equal quality (with pro bats that is).
Miss those pre ink dot days when full xl maple barrels were fairly easy to get a hold of - darn near impossible now regardless of price.
My son really likes LS 33" MLB XX Prime C271's - Ash...
Saw some info on them, and was wondering it it's correct...:
XX bats are the bats that professional players swing. These are the exact same inventory sent to minor league teams or to professional players who buy directly from Louisville but are not under contract with Louisville.
XX timber bats have the straightest grains and most consistent weight. XX bats are selected to have consistent weight. XX bats also feature higher quality finishes on the bat which can help keep moisture from getting into the bat with the exception of the unfinished models. XX bats are also rarely available to the public.
My phone blew up over that one. I'm sure Dave is laughing about everyone talking about the bat. First, I'm surprised the umps didn't throw it out. Second, I'm surprised the other coach didn't have the bat thrown out. Third, I'd love to be eavesdropping on the phone call between Chandler and MLB over that one.
I thought I would come to the experts here for a question. Have you ever seen a bat that gets "warped"? I bought a bat about a month ago from a local manufacturer for my 13 year old. He only swings in practices, so it has not had much use. I understand wood breaks, but I would not think a 13 year old can cause a bat to bend/warp. Would you call this defective?
Ty Cobb-"Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher."
Earlier this year MLB wanted samples of different shades of "red" for possible use. We sent in the samples, we waited, we waited and we never heard a word. Finally, they said it was tabled because MLB's lawyers (there are lots) and the player's union's (even more than MLB's) could not make up their minds so they stopped the project.
I doubt this will get very far either.
This message is relevant to my current situation. I was looking at the LS online store and wondering if one could walk in and buy those bats. Am I to understand that you have game ready bats for sale in the museum/gift shop. What is this BPSA that you speak of and would your offer to examine the bats there extend to others. I have a 16 yr old kid who is getting a certain amount of attention and is playing wood bat tournaments. It just so happens you have some bats we have been looking at. He really likes the look of this one and this one also. ThanksNext time you're in the museum send me a PM. What we offer in the museum is nothing compared to the BPAS racks.
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A couple of pics of a hickory youth bat we sent out today.Length 30 inches and 27 oz in a 271 profile. Has a custom knob we use on you bats.
We also have extra shag and pig hickory billets we are moving that range from low 90s to about 105. Moisture is 7-8.5 percent. These are quarter-sawn from our Amish mill and can be cut into most profiles with a drop 2-3. PM me for any additional info. Will post some other pics of custom painted bats that we are now producing when I get the chance.104_0690.JPG104_0689.JPG[ATTACH]149330[/ATTACH