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NL MVP Ryan Braun wins appeal of 50-game suspension

Friday, February 24th, 2012

A special arbitration panel ruled Thursday in a 2-1 vote to reverse the 50-game suspension imposed on Milwaukee Brewer superstar  Ryan Braun.  Braun, the reigning National League MVP, submitted a urine sample in October that contained a very high level of testosterone resulting in a failed test.

Despite the ruling, a cloud of uncertainty still looms large over Braun’s legacy in the eyes of fans and the media. Multiple sources have reported the reasoning behind Braun’s exoneration was due to a technicality in the shipment, storage and chain of custody associated with the sample. The test was conducted on a Saturday. The collector of the sample did not send the sample to the testing laboratory until Monday, thinking the FedEx office was already closed for the day. Instead he kept the sample in a cool place in his home over the weekend. Braun’s defense argued that chain of custody had been broken and the sample had been compromised.

Major League Baseball has expressed their displeasure with the ruling. A statement from MLB executive vice president for labor relations Rob Manfred stated “While we have always respected that process, Major League Baseball vehemently disagrees with the decision rendered today by arbitrator Shyam Das.”

Despite Major League Baseball’s objections and what some feel to be a reversal due to a technicality, Ryan Braun will be in the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers on opening day. With the departure of superstar Prince Fielder in the offseason via free agency, the Brewers will rely heavily on their MVP to lead them back to the postseason in 2012. Milwaukee begins the season at home on Friday, April 6th against the visiting World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Read More: MLB.com

NCAA Decertifies 33 in MARUCCI CAT52 BBCOR Bat

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Baseball Rampage has been informed by Marucci Sports that the NCAA has de-certified the 33-inch Marucci CAT52 BBCOR Bat. Effective immediately, the 33 inch/30 oz CAT52 will not be allowed for use in NCAA baseball competition. All other sizes of this bat are still legal. The de-certification is currently only in effect in the NCAA, but Marucci expects the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to de-certify the 33-inch CAT52 BBCOR Bat soon.

Marucci is offering an exchange program, but requires consumers go directly through them. They will not allow retailers to handle exchanges for this bat unless the plastic has not been removed and the bat is in brand new condition. Please refer to Marucci’s Exchange Program for return instructions. Bats must be returned to Marucci by March 31, 2012 to receive a replacement. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Q: Will Marucci replace my 33×30 CAT52 BBCOR?
A: Yes. Marucci stands behind their products and will replace your 33×30 CAT52 BBCOR with another Marucci bat.

Q: What are my options in replacing my bat?
A: You have four options to choose from:

Marucci will replace your 33″ Cat52 BBCOR with the newest 33″ Marucci BBCOR bat that will be available in March.
Marucci will replace your 33″ CAT52 BBCOR with a 34″ CAT52 BBCOR today.
You may upgrade to the 33″ Marucci Black today for $100.00.
You may choose to receive two (2) Professional-Cut Wood Bats.
A Professional-Cut wood bat is manufactured with pro-quality wood but did not meet the stringent Marucci standard for sending to a big leaguer. The bats are not model specific and will come in natural or black. Marucci will fill orders as supplies last and according to availability.

Q: How do I return my CAT52 BBCOR bat?
A: Follow these steps:

Fill out a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form. You may do this online at maruccisports.com/rma.
Return your 33-inch CAT52 BBCOR, along with your RMA form and proof of purchase, to the address listed on the RMA form.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR BATS TO THE RETAILER – YOU MUST RETURN YOUR BAT TO MARUCCI BY MARCH 31, 2012 TO RECEIVE A REPLACEMENT.

Q: When can I expect to receive my replacement bat?
A: We will process returns in the order that they are received and anticipate sending out the first replacement bats in March. For those opting to upgrade to the Marucci Black or choosing the Pro-Cuts bats, we can begin fulfilling returns immediately.

Q: Why was the 33-inch CAT52 banned?
A: A very small sample of three bats was tested and those results were assumed to apply to the thousands of bats in the field.

Q: Does this affect the Marucci Black or the other sizes of the Marucci CAT52?
A: No.

Browse Baseball Rampage’s entire selection of Marucci baseball bats to find your exchange.

Win Combat Team Sponsorship

Friday, February 17th, 2012

1. Purchase a qualifying Combat baseball bat from Baseball Rampage
2. Copy, Scan or take a picture of your sales receipt
3. Email your receipt along with name, mailing address, phone number and birthday to contests@combatsportsgroup.com or Send the copy along with your name, mailing address, phone number and birthday to the following address:

Combat Sports
6651 South 216th Street
Kent, Washington
98032
Attn: Sponsorship Contest

Winners will be announced on March 8th @3pm EST via email and Combat’s Facebook page.

Visit Baseball Rampage now to find a full line of Combat brand products at great prices with Free Shipping and Free Returns.

Old Hickory Bat Company

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Old Hickory wood baseball bats are now for sale at Baseball Rampage. Old Hickory baseball bats uses the highest graded maple wood from Northeastern United States and Canada to handcraft high quality, durable wood bats. Each bat is hand sanded and hand finished to ensure consistency throughout the bat and check for any imperfections.

Here are some of the best selling Old Hickory Bats online:

Old Hickory Bat Co. AR13 Custom Pro Maple Wood Bat

Old Hickory Bat Co. AR13 Custom Pro Maple Wood Bat - Now Only $109.99

Old Hickory Bat Co. J143M Custom Pro Maple Wood Bat

Old Hickory Bat Co. J143M Custom Pro Maple Wood Bat - Now Only $109.99

Old Hickory Pine Tar Rag

Old Hickory Pine Tar Rag – Now Only $24.99

Old Hickory Bat Co. PWB1 Custom Pro Maple Wood Bat

Old Hickory Bat Co. Custom Pro Maple Wood Bat – PWB1  - Now Only $109.99

Visit Baseball Rampage today to view our new line of Old Hickory Bat Company products.

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.

Easton Custom Colors Catcher Sets

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Easton Custom Colors Catcher Set is brand new at Baseball Rampage. It’s the same set as the Easton Surge but with unique custom color designs by Easton. Show off your catchers flair with these brand new custom colors.

The set includes everything you need to stay safe and protected behind the plate including:

  • Ultra form fitting design to insure maximum protective coverage
  • Comfort form foam outer layer to deaden ball impact
  • Ultra lightweight and protective inner foam layers
  • Airflow Release Channel technology with Bio-Dri moisture management liner resulting in ultimate cooling
  • Triple back strap adjustment system
  • Dual removable/adjustable shoulder caps
  • Removable/adjustable throat protector
  • Removable groin protector.

The Surge Custom Color Catchers Set and much more is available at BaseballRampage.com. Baseball Rampage always offers Free Shipping over $99, 30 Day No Sweat Guarantee, and Free Return Shipping.

The Sweetest Spot Just Got Sweeter

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Buy The Louisville Slugger BBCOR Aprroved Z-1000 and Get a FREE Luisville Slugger M9 MLB Pro Maple wood bat!

Get a free M9 MLB Pro Maple wood bat by mail-in rebate when you purchase the TPX Z-1000 Baseball Bat available at BaseballRampage.com.

Rampage Gift Card Giveaway on Facebook

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Do you “Like” Baseball Rampage on Facebook? From now until December 15th you can enter to win a $100 gift card from Baseball Rampage on our Facebook page. To enter, visit Facebook.com/baseballrampage and “Like” our page. Next click the tab Rampage Gift Card Giveaway (it’s located right under our profile picture), then complete the official entry form on the right. That’s all there is to it! Good Luck!!

One entry per person will be accepted. Winner will be selected in a random drawing. Winner will be notified via e-mail, U.S. mail, and/or telephone. Baseball Rampage will choose the winner of the “Gift Card Giveaway” on December 12th, 2011 to ten (10) winners.

The Wilson YAK Model Series

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The Wilson YAK Model Series is now available at Baseball Rampage! Wilson Pro Soft Yak gloves are constructed of Ecco Yak Leather. Yak Leather is 3x stronger than cowhide, allowing it to be skived thinner, producing a lighter glove with a soft, game-ready feel right away. View the Wilson Yak infielders glove, Wilson Yak outfielders glove, browse all Wilson baseball gloves at Baseball Rampage now.

Watch the Wilson YAK video to learn more about the new model series.

Holiday Gift Ideas – Catcher’s Gear

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Catcher’s gear is now more advanced than ever with leading manufacturers using technology and bionic studies to make catcher equipment stronger, more comfortable, and more functional. Baseball Rampage carries catchers equipment from all the major manufacturers including Diamond, Easton Stealth, Louisville Slugger / TPX, Mizuno, Rawlings, and Wilson. Get the baseball player in your the best catcher’s gear from Baseball Rampage this Holiday.

1. Easton Knee Saver II – $27.99

2. Easton Natural Catchers Set (Adult, Intermediate, Youth) – $169.99-$154.99

3. Louisville Slugger BIG9 Catcher Sting Reduction Guard – $15.99

4. Diamond DFM-iX3 PRO Catchers Mask – $52.99

5. Diamond Wheeled Diesel iX3 Gear Box Bag – $129.99

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