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  • Due to Bond's PED, he had to use his small stick

    I mean bat.. I read somewhere that Bonds used an unusually small bat while setting home run title. Is that true? what size was it?

  • #2
    I thought it was 31 oz. (but I'm a little hazy on that. Googling turns up 32 oz mentions, but nothing authoritative) Plus he used a device on his front elbow.




    In 2001, Barry Bonds had introduced the world to SamBats, which he used while setting a new single-season home run record.

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz1qNUCPN78


    In 2006, BMH said (on 7/4/2006 here):
    Bond uses a 34in 31.5oz bat.

    That is what he's ordered from us this year (.
    The next post, he said:
    The last time he used our bats for game use was late 2002. He'll order a couple dozen from us a year now and use them in BP. Signs them and sells them...our bats bring more money than SAMS...well, except for the HR milestone bats.

    Also read this article on Bonds elbow device.
    Barry Bonds' HR Record Tainted by Elbow 'Armor'?

    Last edited by songtitle; 03-27-2012, 08:54 PM.
    efastball.com - hitting and pitching fact checker

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    • #3
      Fear has always been a pitcher's best friend. Bond's armor took away much of that advantage. The article above makes a very strong case that the armor helped Barry considerably. I'm surprised MLB has allowed this. Looks as if his batting glove had extra padding too.
      Last edited by Lpeters199; 03-27-2012, 10:59 PM.

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      • #4
        everyone now uses the elbow thing.
        I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dominik View Post
          everyone now uses the elbow thing.
          Then everyone's stats are questionable compared to pre-armor stats.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by songtitle View Post
            Signs them and sells them...our bats bring more money than SAMS
            So an MLB star pulling in tens of millions of dollars orders a couple dozen LS bats to sign and sell, just to bring in a little extra cash I guess.

            OK.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lpeters199 View Post
              Fear has always been a pitcher's best friend. Bond's armor took away much of that advantage. The article above makes a very strong case that the armor helped Barry considerably. I'm surprised MLB has allowed this. Looks as if his batting glove had extra padding too.
              He's wearing an elbow pad and wrist bands. You think MLB should disallow any batter from wearing this? You think MLB should disallow helmets as well since it gives hitters a sense of safety and takes some fear away from getting drilled?

              I know people generally hate Bonds but to say he shouldn't be allowed to wear protective equipment is silly. There's plenty of other ball players who wear the same equipment.
              Last edited by CoolHandLuke; 03-28-2012, 05:11 AM. Reason: spelling

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CoolHandLuke View Post
                He's wearing an elbow pad and wrist bands. You think MLB should disallow any batter from wearing this? You think MLB should disallow helmets as well since it gives hitters a sense of safety and takes some fear away from getting drilled?

                I know people generally hate Bonds but to say he shouldn't be allowed to wear protective equipment is silly. There's plenty of other ball players who wear the same equipment.

                Did you read the article?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LAball View Post
                  I mean bat.. I read somewhere that Bonds used an unusually small bat while setting home run title. Is that true? what size was it?
                  What does PED mean?

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                  • #10
                    Performance Enhancing Drugs.

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                    • #11
                      He also chokes up on the bat! :choke:

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lpeters199 View Post
                        Then everyone's stats are questionable compared to pre-armor stats.
                        yeah but consider that pitchers now have a dh which means they can throw at guys without fear of getting beaned in retaliation so I think it's fair that hitters can protect themselves. Back then there was no protection but pitchers had to hit too so they thought twice before throwing at guys.
                        And 34/31 is standard too. Few guys use longer bats in these days a lot of mlb guys even use 33.5
                        I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by songtitle View Post
                          Also read this article on Bonds elbow device.
                          Barry Bonds' HR Record Tainted by Elbow 'Armor'?

                          This analysis is largely nonsense.
                          Hitting Coordinator for Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

                          I also work with the pitchers who are dealing with injury problems.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by songtitle View Post
                            Also read this article on Bonds elbow device.
                            Barry Bonds' HR Record Tainted by Elbow 'Armor'?
                            I'm remember reading that back in 2007. It's pretty ridiculous, if you ask me.
                            "1) The apparatus is hinged at the elbow. It is a literal "hitting machine" that allows Bonds to release his front arm on the same plane during every swing. It largely accounts for the seemingly magical consistency of every Bonds stroke."

                            Nonsense. Bonds hit HRs on low pitches and high pitches. Swinging on the same plane each time would do him much more harm than good.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dominik View Post
                              yeah but consider that pitchers now have a dh which means they can throw at guys without fear of getting beaned in retaliation so I think it's fair that hitters can protect themselves. Back then there was no protection but pitchers had to hit too so they thought twice before throwing at guys.
                              And 34/31 is standard too. Few guys use longer bats in these days a lot of mlb guys even use 33.5
                              Pitchers "now have a dh." Have you heard of the National League?

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