Easton Power Brigade Speed Series is now available for pre-order at Baseball Rampage.com and ready to ship the 1st week in September. Available in Adult -3 Speed BBCOR and XL BBCOR, and Youth Full Composite Speed and XL.
Easton Power Brigade Speed Series baseball bats feature the lowest MOI (motion of inertia) on the market. This light swing weight generates more bat speed, allowing players to hit with more power in every at bat.
Hideki Irabu a former Yankees starter, has been found dead in his California home, according to USA Today. Unfortunately, it is suspected the cause of his death is suicide but it is not confirmed. Hideki Irabu was 42.
Hideki Irabu spent six seasons in major league baseball from 1997 to 2002 with a career record of 34-35 record and 5.15 ERA in 126 games (80 starts).
Irabu has had a troubled post-baseball career. Even though Irabu earned World Series rings in both 1998 and 1999 while with the Yankees, he fell far short of expectations of George Steinbrenner and was famously dubbed as the “fat toad.” He was arrested in Gardena, California last year for drunk driving. Back in 2008 he was arrested for assaulting a bar manager in Japan after allegedly consuming 20 glasses of beer.
He retired after the 2002 season. This a sad end to a seemingly troubled man. Our condolences go out to the Irabu family.
Milwaukee Brewer’s first baseman Prince Fielder’s 3-run blast off C.J. Wilson of the Texas Rangers in the 4th inning proved the difference in the National League’s 5-1 victory over the American League Tuesday night. The win gives the National League its first back-to-back All-Star game victories since the 1995-1996 seasons. Prior to last year’s NL victory, the AL had won 13 consecutive All-Star Games.
Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox delivered the first blow of the game with a solo home run in the 4th inning off Cliff Lee to give the AL a 1-0 advantage. However in the bottom half of the same inning, Fielder’s home run gave his team the lead for good giving way to a dominant display of pitching from the National League bullpen. The American League failed to score the remainder of the game managing only 2 hits in the final 5 innings of 7 different NL relievers. Tyler Clippard of the Washington Nationals recorded the Win for the NL while C.J. Wilson took the Loss. Giants and National League manager Bruce Bouchy turned to one of his own, the bearded hero of last season’s World Series, Brian Wilson, to record the Save. Prince Fielder received MVP honors for his game deciding 3-run home run.
The victory for the National League grants its World Series representative home field advantage for the 7-game series against its American League counterpart in October.
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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.
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.
Visit the softball apparel department at Softball Rampage to find an expanded selection of softball clothing from Under Armour, Easton, Majestic Athletic, Rawlings, and many more. Shop the following the departments and save:
Find a wide selection of softball pants from leading brands including Easton, Rawlings, WSI, and more. Our softball pants come in a wide selection for adults and youth including girls, mens, and womens.
Jennie Finch, former Chicago Bandits and U.S. Olympic softball pitcher, and husband, Casey Daigle, pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization, are welcoming their second son, Diesel Dean Daigle. Their new arrival weighed in Sunday at 8 pounds, 2 ounces and 22 1/24 inches long. He joins big brother Ace Shane, 5, at home.
“Casey and I are excited for our sweet precious Baby D!,” Finch told People. “Ace couldn’t be any more pumped to be a big brother to Diesel.”
Finch added, via her Twitter account:
“Our sweet precious Baby Diesel! Thank you all for your sweet prayers, praise God he is doing wonderful!”
As discussed yesterday, Baseball Rampage now carries Marucci baseball bats including BBCOR and Wooden bats. They’re getting great reviews and are used by Major League Baseball players including such MLB All-Stars like Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Bryce Harper, Chase Utley, and many more.
We thought we’d show you why Marucci is becoming the choice of MLB players.
Making Marucci Bats Part 1:
Making Marucci Bats Part 2:
See why St. Louis Cardinals All-Star First Baseman, Albert Pujols, swings Marucci:
Why Your Kids Will Love Marucci Bats:
Now that you’ve learned more about Marucci Wood Bats and BBCOR Approved Metal Bats, shop at Baseball Rampage to receive free shipping and RampageBucks Rewards. Not sure if you’ll like Marucci bats? We now offer FREE Return Shipping so you can try them at no cost to you.
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