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How To Choose Baseball Cleats and Spikes

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Did you know Ty Cobb would sharpen his cleats in front of the opposing team to intimidate the opponent before games? He was also known to slide into a base with those razor sharp cleats pointed at the nearest body part of the tagging player as well. We’re pretty sure those kind of actions will get you arrested in this era but cleats are still a very important part of the game. Let’s find out how to choose baseball cleats.

Baseball cleats come in many different types, styles, and brands. The most common types of baseball cleats are metal, molded, and also a baseball turf shoe with styles in low, mid, and high. Each of those is available in adult and youth sizes. Brands that focus on baseball shoes include Reebok, Verdero, Mizuno, Under Armour, Easton and of course Nike.

Under Armour Metal Baseball Cleats

How do you select a baseball cleat? There are many different reasons you’ll choose one type of baseball spikes over another but the first place to look is the league in which you play. Most leagues have rules in place on what types you can wear and a lot of that will have to do with the type of field. Grass and dirt fields will most likely require a metal cleat while turf fields may require indoor molded cleats or turf shoes.

A lot of youth leagues require a rubber or plastic youth baseball cleats. Sometimes teams will require you buy a baseball shoe in a color that matches the team uniform. Metal cleats will provide the best traction but always check with the league or team prior to making a purchase.

Comfort is of course a big factor when you buy baseball cleats. Be sure to get a shoe that leaves enough room so you can wiggle your toes but not so loose where you may lose a shoe while running down a line drive.

Some baseball cleats have spike add-on and that’s something to consider when making your purchase. Screw-in baseball spikes can be added for additional traction and since they’re screw-in, you can easily replace them should they wear down.

Reebok Baseball Spikes - High N Tight

You’ve learned nearly everything there is to know about baseball cleats, spikes, and turf shoes. Now it’s time to go out and find a pair that works for you. Baseball Rampage carries Verdero, Reebok, Under Armour baseball cleats, Easton, and Mizuno baseball shoes in nearly any size, color, or option you could ever need. Earn RampageBucks Rewards with every purchase with free shipping over $99.

Looking for softball cleats, softball spikes, or turf shoes for women or men? Don’t forget to visit Softball Rampage for slow pitch and fastpitch softball shoes.

How Does A Pitching Machine Work

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The invention of the baseball/softball pitching machine has saved the arms of hundreds of thousands of pitching coaches around the nation. With the ability to adjust speeds along with the types of pitches and various other capabilities, pitching machines can now deliver batting practice to a full team without giving up their ability to improve their hitting skills.

The real question is how does a pitching machine really work? The answer to that question depends on what type of machine you’ve purchased. You can get versions including the scoop pitching machine, wheel pitching machine, and cannon pitching machine.

Each type of machine has positive and negative features and it will normally depend on the user which features they need the most to decide which to purchase. Check out the baseball pitching machine reviews online at Baseball Rampage or visit the softball pitching machine reviews at Softball Rampage to see what people think about various machines on the market.

Jugs Softball Pitching Machine

A scoop machine will use pulleys and hydraulics to propel a pitching machine ball toward the batter. The swinging scoop is very close to a pitchers arm motion. Most scoop machines can be pre-programmed for speed, pitch count, and height. Scoop machines are becoming less common as other technologies have become more prevalent in the space.

A wheel machine uses hydraulics and two wheels to propel the ball toward the hitter. Wheeled machines have also been designed to be used in some defensive drills including ground balls, pop-ups, and line drives. The flexibility of wheeled pitching machines has made them some of the most popular on the market.

Cannon machines are a third type and use a similar design as tennis ball machines. They also use hydraulics but the flexibility of cannon machines is much less than wheel machines. Speed can be designated on cannon machines with distances up to 90 feet in most cases.

Trend Sports Heater Heavy Duty Pitching Machine

You know how they work, now let’s learn more about the types of pitching machines available. Let’s discuss some of the finer points associated with them.

The majority of machines on the market have been designed to use electricity. While most city parks will have readily available electricity, quite a few rural parks may not which is why some battery operated machines are now available. Battery operated machines are normally smaller and may lack the features of electric powered machines.

Loading your pitching machine will vary on the model. Some offer automatic loading while others require hand loading – which should be combined with a net or screen to protect the person loading the pitching machines balls. Unless you’re operating a batting cage, you’ll most likely have to hand load your auto feeder machines as well.

Pitching machine balls come in all types and sizes. Before buying machine balls, be sure to know what type your machine can accept. Machines can use regular size baseball, smaller size balls for training, or softball pitching machine balls. Always know what type can be used by your machine to prevent damage or injury.

Now that you know a bit more about pitching machines and how they work, don’t forget to visit Baseball Rampage for Jugs pitching machine, Trend Sports pitching machine, and softball pitching machines at Softball Rampage. Here’s the best selling machines online:

Jugs Lite Flight Pitching Machine
Jugs Softball Pitching Machine
Trend Sports Heater Jr

Buy online now and receive free shipping on select models including Rampage Sports award winning customer service.

DeMarini 2012 CF5 – Pre-Order Now

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Mad Science. BBCOR APPROVED. This bat almost makes you wish you stayed awake in science class. Carbon fibers come together beautifully at the molecular level to create a geodesic formation, providing maximum strength and efficiency at the bat’s surface. Genius, right? Just nod and agree. All you need to know is that the new CF5 is one of DeMarini’s lightest and strongest bats created, with the biggest sweet spot known to science. Period.

The DeMarini 2012 CF5 is available for pre-order at Baseball Rampage and Softball Rampage in DeMarini CF5 Adult and DeMarini CF FastPitch Bat or find all DeMarini 2012 baseball bats on our site now!

New Worth Bats Have Arrived!

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Worth has outdone themselves again. From the name you know and trust comes brand new bats for slowpitch, fastpitch and baseball that will revolutionize the bat industry. Find Worth baseball bats and Worth softball bats in brand new 2012 designs including Titan slowpitch bats, Eclipse fastpitch bats, Lithium Prodigy baseball bats, and Worth’s Toxic Prodigy BBCOR Adult Bat.

Check out a sample lineup:

2012 Baseball Bats Now Here

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Brand new 2012 baseball bats are finally arriving at Baseball Rampage. Visit the 2012 baseball bat section to find all of the new bats we have in stock.

We have limited supply right now but expect the full line to be released over the coming weeks. Most 2012 bats have passed little league, high school, and college testing procedures and there are quite a few BBCOR bats available. Don’t forget, every baseball bat purchased earns you RampageBucks Rewards good towards future equipment purchases.

Evoshield Now At Baseball Rampage

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Baseball Rampage is pleased to announce the arrival of Evoshield baseball protection equipment. Evoshield has developed leading protective gear using patented technology which custom molds product for a perfect fit. They’re so comfortable, you or your child won’t even know your wearing it.

Evoshield baseball has a wide selection of products to protect your arms, legs, shins, wrists, chest, and back. Check out some of the best baseball protective gear now at Baseball Rampage:

Evoshield Batters Elbow Guard

A comfortable protective device when batting, the Evoshield batters elbow guard protects from hit pitches while not impeding your ability to swing the bat to the best of your ability.

Evoshield Batters Elbow Guard

Evoshield Batters Leg Guard

The batters leg guard helps protect from wild pitches and foul balls. Full extension from the mid-shin to the top of the toes.

Batters Leg Guard

Evoshield Wrist Guard

One of the more popular baseball protective equipment made by Evoshield, the wrist guard is highly flexible and adds a level of comfort as if you’re not wearing protective gear at all.

Wrist Guard

Looking for protective softball gear? Check out Softball Rampage for a wide range of Evoshield softball protective gear.

DeMarini CF4 Passes Little League Waiver Test

Friday, February 18th, 2011

On February 15, 2011 DeMarini announced that the 2011 CF4 passed the Little League waiver test, and has been reinstated as a legal bat for the 2011 Little League Baseball season. This is great news, as the CF4 has been one of the most popular bats for the past few years. Unfortunately, the Vendetta C6 did not pass the test. DeMarini has issued the following statement on their website:

02/15/2011: Little League Composite Barrel Moratorium Update. Thank you for your patience through this process. As of this morning, the 2011 Little League CF4 (CFL), has passed the waiver process and we have sent the results to be posted on their site.
The Little League Vendetta C6(VCL) did not. If your Little League Vendetta C6 is still within the warranty period and has not used its one time replacement we will offer a Little League CF4 (CFL) as its replacement. The original receipt would be required.

You can set up your DeMarini bat return by phone at (800)937-BATS or by filling out the DeMarini bat return authorization request.

Please keep in mind that Little League Baseball is one of many youth organizations. We recommend that you check with your specific organization for a list of legal bats.

Buy the DeMarini CF4 Youth, DeMarini CF4 Senior League, DeMarini CF4 Adult, or shop for all DeMarini baseball bats on sale at Baseball Rampage now.

Little League Bans Composite Bats

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Little League Baseball placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats effective December 30, 2010. According to Little League Baseball, the ban was a result of “broken in” composite bats exceeding a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15.

“The maximum performance standard for non-wood bats in the divisions for 12-year-olds and below is a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15. The research found that composite bats, while they may meet the standard when new, can exceed that standard after a break-in process” President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball Stephen D. Keener explained.

While these bans leave manufacturers, dealers, and players scrambling, there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. Much like the composite ban by the National Federation of State High School Associations, bat manufacturers can try to receive a waiver by submitting their bats for further testing. Little League has created a list of approved composite bats and will continue to update the list as more bats get tested. Please check back frequently as this list is sure to grow.

Read more about the Little League Composite Bat Regulations along with changes to the NFHS Composite Bat Ban and BBCOR Certification.

Under Armour Baseball Gear Now Here

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Baseball Rampage is now an authorized online retailer for Under Armour baseball gear including Under Armour shoes, shirts, coldwear, shorts, heat gear, jackets, cleats, and much more.

We have just a small number of products online right now but expect our Under Armour catalog to expand rapidly over the next several weeks with a full launch in time for the 2011 baseball season. Here’s some of our leading Under Armour products:

Under Armour Metal Baseball Cleats

Under Armour UA Yard II 5/8 ST Metal Cleats – For Sale at $79.99.

Under Armor Cage III Baseball Batting Glove

Under Armour Cage III Batting Gloves – For Sale at $34.99.

Under Armour Shirts On Sale

Under Armour UA Team Heatgear Shortsleeve T-Shirt – For Sale at $24.99.

Under Armour Baseball Shoe

Under Armour UA Natural II Trainer Baseball Shoe – For Sale at $74.99

Shop for Under Armour gear at Baseball Rampage now. All orders receive RampageBucks Rewards, Award Winning Customer Service, and Free Shipping over $99.

Nike Baseball Equipment Now In-Store

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Baseball Rampage is pleased to announce the addition of Nike baseball equipment in our retail store. Shoppers will find a wide selection of Nike baseball cleats, spikes, bats, gloves, and more.

Nike is known for their shoes but have recently become of the most popular baseball equipment retailers in the US. The Nike Aero Fuse and Aero lines of bats bring composite technology to increase distance and reduce sting. The Air Show Elite and Diamond Elite lines of Nike gloves are crafted for comfort and longevity.

Visit the Baseball Rampage retail store or view Nike baseball equipment on our site now.

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