RIP-IT has outdone themselves with the introduction of a highly innovative bat design that is now available to order! The brand new RIP-IT Helium BBCOR Bat is engineered to hold the perfect amount of compressed helium gas to decrease the moment of inertia and increase swing speed. It features a five piece design that includes an internal fill valve and is designed to feel great with the optimal swing weight to increase power and control. As the ball makes contact, the barrel compresses and explodes out to propel the ball at a very high exit speed, resulting in harder hits that go further. The Helium BBCOR bat is a radical new concept and we can’t wait to give it a swing! Only 5000 of these bats are being made, so order yours today before they’re all gone.
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Anderson Bats has released their 2015 models. There are some familiar faces, but Anderson Bat Company has infused the line with some new styles. Anderson Bats brought back their mainstay with the 2015 Techzilla 2.0. The Anderson Techzilla 2.0 features a multi-wall construction with a very light and durable AB900 Aerospace Alloy. As in year’s past, the Techzilla is a drop 9 youth bat that is approved in most youth leagues.
Anderson Bats released a new bat, which we are pretty excited about. The Anderson Bat Company Flex Bats are balanced bats with a “muscled up” barrel. The key to driving the ball is to create swing speed, which is done with a very lightweight aerospace alloy and an ultra-thin handle. We’ve been anticipating Anderson Bats releasing a BBCOR model and think the Flex is a great addition to our BBCOR lineup!
Wilson has done it again for 2015. Teaming up with some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars, Wilson has released some of the most anticipated gloves and mitts. Our personal favorite over the past few years has been the Wilson A2K Brandon Phillips Baseball Glove. This 11.5 inch baseball glove is the perfect marriage of flash and production. It features the durability and production that we have all come to expect from Wilson A2K gloves and the flash of DATDUDE, Brandon Phillips. Along with Brandon Phillips, Wilson teamed up with Dustin Pedroia, Gio Gonzalez, David Wright, CJ Wilson and of course Pudge (we’re aware he’s not a current player).
Wilson A2K and Wilson A2000 Baseball Gloves are not for everyone. Whether they are too expensive or you just aren’t that serious of a player, Wilson has done a great job of covering all price points. The new Wilson A1K ($189) and Wilson 6-4-3 series ($99) gloves are very high quality gloves without having to shell out A2K money. Wilson truly has all needs covered for 2015.
Giancarlo Stanton just signed the largest contract in the history of sports. Let’s break down the numbers so we can all feel worse about ourselves. The overall contract is 13 years for……wait for it……$325 million. Let’s break that down further.
$325,000,000/13 seasons = $25 million per season
Let’s assume he plays all 162 games for 13 straight years (he won’t).
$325,000,000/2106 games played = $154,320 per game played
Now, let’s assume he has 4 AB’s per game (again, he won’t).
$325,000,000/8424 AB’s = $38,580 every time he steps to the plate
And how about HR’s?
$325,000,000/455 HR’s (35/year) = $714,285 per HR hit (it’s an estimate, but still…)
Now a live look in to us at our desks writing this…
There seems to be a trend occurring on the corner of Ontario and Carnegie streets in Cleveland– the continued downward spiral of the attendance at Progressive Field for Indians games. The rock and roll capital of the world certainly isn’t rockin’ or rollin’ in attendance when it comes to their baseball team. The games look more like a scene straight out of the movie Major League than they do an actual Major League Baseball game.
Easton’s 2015 baseball bats are now available to ship and they really outdid themselves this year! Between the revolutionary Easton Mako Torq, the brand new Z-Core bats and Easton’s trusted Speed Series and Power Series bats, there is something for all levels of ball players and all types of hitters. Easton’s Thermo Composite technology has allowed them to lengthen barrels and widen the sweet spot, while decreasing swing weight and improving overall performance.
The 2015 Easton Mako Disruptors video below takes you behind the scenes at Easton, how their engineers developed the Mako Torq over the past two years and why the 360 Torq handle will improve your game. The Easton Mako Torq helps you reach more inside pitches and delays wrist-roll so you stay in the zone longer while delivering more power on contact. See for yourself:
A huge Congrats is due to the Vanderbilt Baseball team on clinching the first NCAA title in the Commodores history! Did you know DeMarini makes the new College World Series champions bat of choice? Shop DeMarini now for some of the most technologically advanced bats on the market today that will help your team come out on top. Baseball Rampage carries a full selection of DeMarini products including the Voodoo Overlord, Pro Maple bats, the CF6 and many more!
As most of you probably already know, this MLB season marks the first year of the new instant replay system. Previously, the umpire crew chief could initiate a review, which would occur at the stadium and that crew would render a decision on the call. Only boundary home run calls were eligible for review.
The current system, however, allots each manager one challenge per game, and a second (and final) challenge if the first results in an overturned call. If neither team has any challenges remaining, the umpire crew chief is allowed to initiate an instant replay review from the seventh inning on. If the play in question is a boundary home run call, the umpire crew chief may initiate a review at any time. All instant replay reviews are examined by an umpire at the Replay Command Center in New York City who may uphold or overturn the initial call.
The use of instant replay in MLB has been up for a lot of debate. Proponents of the use of instant replay feel that it improves the accuracy of play calling and adds a new layer of strategy to the game. A team is allowed only one challenge per game that they are forced to use judiciously. If correct, they get a second challenge but that’s it. Critics of instant replay feel that it takes away from the human element of the game and that errors are a part of the game. They also feel instant replays take away from umpires’ role and slow the game down.
What do you think about the use of instant replay in Major League Baseball?
Easton is attempting to revolutionize the bat world with the introduction of the 2015 Easton Mako Torq Baseball Bat. They will have a limited production run of these bats and the BBCOR will run $550, but the imagination on their R&D team is shining through. In a world where BBCOR has sort of leveled the playing field, Easton took to other means to enhance performance of their already top-of-the-line bats.
So, how does it feel? My impression when being told about this bat was that there was no way this would work. Then I put the Mako Torq in my hands. The natural movement of my hands when swinging a bat was made easier by the rotating Torq handle. The Torq handle rotates 360 degrees, but only about a quarter turn was necessary with my swing. My reservations of the bat rolling over or slipping out of my hand were gone. The slight rotation made the swing feel natural and the hand turn effortless.
I can’t wait to get the Mako Torq in our customer’s hands to hear their reviews. We have the 2015 Easton Mako Torq on the site now, with a first ship date of September 5th. Only a limited number of these innovated bats are being made, so pre-order yours today before they’re all gone! Baseball Rampage proudly carries the entire 2015 Easton bat lineup.