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2020 Olympics Petition for Baseball and Softball

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Sign this petition if you want to see baseball and softball added to the 2020 Olympics. Correct the travesty that allows Ping Pong and Badminton to participate as Olympics sports but prevents one of the worlds most popular games from playing.

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Baseball and Softball 2020 Olympics

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Reaching Our Goal Million Dollar Challenge

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Reaching Our Goal - Baseball

Baseball Rampage has an awesome solution for the challenge every travel teams faces: raising money to buy the name brand gear and equipment to help your team succeed.

We are pleased to announce our newest partner — Reaching Our Goal — makes raising thousands of dollars for your team fast, easy and painless.

When your baseball team joins the Reaching Our Goal Million Dollar Challenge your players will be eligible to win cool prizes and earn great rewards, all while using the easiest, fastest and most effective money raising process for travel teams.

Check it out today at: www.reachingourgoal.org/partner/BBR

BBCOR Bats For 2012 Season

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

BBCOR Baseball Bats at Baseball Rampage

For the 2012 season and moving forward, college and high school players will be required to use BBCOR certified baseball bats. BESR Certified bats will no longer be legal in league play. BBCOR (Ball-Bat Coefficient of Restitution) measures the trampoline effect of bats, and is intended to narrow the gap between metal and wood bat performance. These bats will have -3 length to weight ratio, and will have a 2 5/8″ barrel. From DeMarini, Easton, Marucci, Rawlings and more – Baseball Rampage has all the BBCOR baseball bat brands you love.

Head over to Baseball Rampage and get a BBCOR certified bat for the new season.

Nike College Baseball Bats Problem

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

As reported in ThePostGame by Yahoo Sports, Nike has released every college under contract from using their bats next season. None of the top 20 teams in college baseball used Nike bats this season. For those who did, power and offensive numbers were reportedly down significantly. Alabama’s baseball team has seen a decrease in offense by 86.6% over the previous 3 years.

Nike has pulled all college approved bats from their online store. The report doesn’t include any data on high school approved Nike bats. Visit ThePostGame to read more about the issue.

2011 Little League Baseball World Series Begins

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The Little League World Series is a 16-team pool play baseball tournament held each August in South Williamsport, Pa. The teams consist of players who are between the ages of 11 and 12. It is one of eight championship tournaments put on by Little League International. The others are Junior League (13-14), Senior League (14-16), Big League (16-18), Little League Softball (11-12), Junior League Softball (13-14), Senior League Softball (14-16) and Big League Softball (16-18).

The first Little League Baseball World Series was played in Williamsport in 1947. Today marks the 65th Little League Baseball World Series and will be broadcasted live on ESPN.

A full schedule can be found at the league’s official website. Find Little League Approved Baseball Bats at Baseball Rampage.

Baseball Bat Sales In The UK Soar

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

As riots spread across Britain for the third day, Amazon..co.uk aluminum baseball bat sales soared by 6,000%. Everything from baseball bats, police nightsticks, and other weapons are on the list of hot-selling items in Amazon.co.uk’s sports shop on Tuesday.

The top item, an aluminum baseball bat, gained a whopping 6,541% on its “sales rank” over the past 24 hours. Amazon’s “movers and shakers” list tracks items that are showing the biggest spike in sales that day.

Amazon.uk users posted reviews of the aluminum bat on Tuesday, referencing the riots with humor and caution.

“This bat is perfectly weighted and will suit any UK shop-owner looking to protect their property,” reviewer Harry Fish wrote about the suddenly popular Rucanor bat. “Thanks to the ergonomic handle, one easy swing should be enough to shatter patellas, skulls or any other bone on your targeted looter.”

“Ordered 2, one for home & one for the shop,” another shopper wrote in reply to Fish’s review. “Now lets see the idiots try & loot our shop.”

Read the full article at money.cnn.com.

**Baseball Rampage does not condone violence when using our products. Baseball Rampage does not ship outside the USA at this time.

Dayton Dragons Set Sellout Record

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The Dayton Dragons have set the record for consecutive sellouts by a pro franchise in North America. An overflow crowd of 8,688 witnessed the 815th straight sellout at Fifth Third Field on Saturday night, when the Dragons surpassed the mark set by the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers from 1977-95.

Once it became official, the game was stopped for an on-field ceremony with a long standing ovation. Streamers in the team’s green and gold colors were released over the crowd, and unveiled a plaque emblazoned with the No. 815 on the outfield fence. The Dragons are planning a larger celebration for July 23, and with more than 8,000 people on the waiting list for season tickets, the streak doesn’t look likely to end anytime soon.

“You can tell every regular was there, no one was giving away their tickets,” Daniel Renken said. “If you go down the third base line, you can see all the fans who are always there. And it was a great feeling to come down the line and say hi to every one of them.”

Fifth Third Field’s actual capacity is 7,290 fans and features 29 luxury suites.

Congrats to South Carolina Gamecocks!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Baseball Rampage would like to congratulate the University of South Carolina on winning the NCAA Division-One College World Series. South Carolina (55-14) is the first team to ever go 10-0 in an NCAA tournament and the first since Oregon State in 2007 to go unbeaten in a CWS. The Gamecocks have a streak of 16 NCAA tournament wins and 11 straight in the CWS, both the longest all-time. South Carolina is the sixth team to win consecutive national titles and first since Oregon State in 2006-07.

South Carolina won with the help of the Rawlings 2011 5150 Alloy BBCOR (-3) Adult Baseball Bat, running the bases in their Under Armour uniforms, and catching with Louisville Slugger Catcher Gear. All available at BaseballRampage.com.

New Bats Are Praised By MLB Scouts

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Everyone is currently raving about college baseball’s new metal bats. The game time is actually quicker and run totals are lower. However, were you aware that the biggest fans of the new metal bats are the scouts of Major League Baseball.

There has been talk from talent scouts that the game is now reflecting “true” baseball for the first time in a long time, making their jobs a little easier when the MLB’s draft gets closer in June. The new metal bats make it no longer a struggle to figure out which player is the true power hitter.

However, there are still people who like the new metal bats but say they aren’t perfect. Jim Fleming, the Florida Marlins’ vice president for player development and scouting, said the new bats were a huge improvement, but also thought college baseball should just switch to using wood bats.

“We use wood — so anything other than wood isn’t a completely accurate representation,” Fleming said. “That being said, the new college bats are much better. It’s much more accurate. It’s more of a true, clean game.”

It’s not just power hitters who are now easier to evaluate, but you could say the new bats have changed the way scouts look at college baseball all together. From pitching to contact, and smaller players stealing more bases, executing hit-and-runs and bunts, are all skills scouts are looking to see from players who can’t produce big power numbers at the professional level.

What are your thoughts? Should college baseball just switch to all wood bats? Have you tried the new metal baseball bats? Which is the best college bat? Do you think they are improving the game of college baseball?

Baseball Season Starts Soon

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Baseball season is nearly here with MLB spring training kicking off, high school tryouts starting, and little league’s getting organized throughout the country. Baseball Rampage wanted to point out some exciting things going on at www.baseballrampage.com for those of you gearing up for baseball.

If you’re looking for discount bats, gloves, and other equipment, Baseball Rampage has just launched a new website, Baseball Closeouts, which includes all of our deeply discounted baseball equipment, clearance items, and other low price gear. Get baseball clearance items now!

Baseball Closeouts - Clearance and Cheap Baseball Equipment

In addition, the Baseball Rampage apparel department has grown quite a bit with the addition of new brands and expansion of product in the joc sliding shorts, baseball pants, baseball jackets, and cage jackets. You’ll find a wide selection from Under Armour, Easton, Majestic Athletic, and many more.

Under Armour Core Baseball Sliding Shorts

Baseball Rampage carries the best bats available from leading brands like Easton, DeMarini, Mizuno, and many more including the highly popular Easton Omen. If you’re located in central Ohio, swing by our retailer store to check out our sweet selection of Nike Aero baseball bats (not available for purchase online).

Nike Aero Youth Baseball Bat

Now that the season is here, be sure to check the baseball blog for up to date specials, coupons, and information about baseball, little league, and the pros.

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