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Win Your Wishlist At Baseball Rampage

Monday, November 21st, 2011

From November 23th through December 10, 2011, visitors at Baseball Rampage have a chance to Win Your Wishlist. Winning is easy. Simply visit www.baseballrampage.com, find products that you want to receive as gifts, add them to your wishlist by clicking “Add Item To Wishlist” on each product page, and then email the wishlist to your friends and family.

That’s it! You’re now entered to win a $500 gift card to Baseball Rampage good for any product on our site. Get the gifts you want this year including catchers equipment, baseball bats, gloves, and much more.

Visit the Baseball Rapage Wishlist Contest page for more details.

2008 Baseball Bat Clearance

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

2008 is winding down, and everyone has heard plenty about the economic crisis that is threatening Americans. Some people will have to cut back spending in certain areas, and one place where you could possibly do so is on baseball equipment. Obviously no one wants to do this, and hopefully no one reading this will, but we have a great solution.

Baseball Rampage has stock in some of the best 2008 bat models and to move the items, they are priced at up to 25% off retail prices. These bats often feature the same technology as newer bats, with different colors. If you or your child needs a new bat, now is a great time to get an outstanding baseball bat at a great price. You can also take advantage of Free Shipping on all orders over $99, which covers most of these bats.

If you are looking to save a little money, check out the clearance selection of baseball bats at Baseball Rampage.

Save 10% on Wood Baseball Bats

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Fall is a great time to get yourself a wood bat. You shouldn’t be hitting expensive composite and alloy bats in the cage. It can cause early wear and tear, and swinging wood will train you to be a batter hitter. A wood bat will not compensate for mis-hits, and you will be able to find and fix problems with your swing. Wood bats are also generally heavier than metal bats, and this will increase your swing speed through the hitting zone.

We just thought we’d let everyone know that now through 9/30/08, all wooden baseball bats are on sale for up to 10% of regular prices. Check out the discounts here: wood baseball bats.

How to Choose the Right Baseball Bat

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Choosing the right baseball bat can be a very confusing process.
Today with all of the different options and technologies being offered what seems like an
easy process can become a daunting task. With some key knowledge and a little research,
buying the right bat can be an easy and rewarding experience. We have created a “bat buying guide”
to help you find the bat that fits your needs.

Starting with the basics: Different Types of Baseball Bats

High School/College/Adult Bats

Otherwise known as adult, these baseball bats are designed for players
age 13 and up. Specifically for high school and college players, the sizes of the bats will range from 30″ to 34″.
The barrel diameter is 2 5/8” and a – 3 weight drop (for example is you have a 32” bat the weight will be 29 ounces).
All of these bats will have the size and barrel diameter stamped somewhere on the bat and needs to have
a BESR (Bat Exit Speed Rating) certification to be legal for most leagues.


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Senior League/Big Barrel Bats
Senior league bats are those designed for the intermediate youth players generally 10 to
13 years old. The lengths of these bats can range from 27″ to 32″ and will either have a barrel diameter of 2 5/8″ or 2 3/4″
known as the big barrel. The weight drop in these bats will vary from -5 all the way up to -11. Baseball leagues will
vary in rules whether they allow the 2 5/8″ or 2 3/4″ barrels, so make sure you check with your league rules before you
decide on your bat.


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Youth/Little League Bats

Little league bats are geared for players approximately age 7 through 12. All of these bats
will have 2 1/4″ barrel diameters; the lengths will range from 27″ to 32″. Youth league bats will have the largest
weight drop of any bats available, -7 to -13.5. Generally the bats will be labeled with the leagues in which they
are used, Little League, Dixie Youth, Babe Ruth, Pony, and AABC.


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Weight:
As a general rule, bigger, stronger players usually prefer a heavier bat for maximum power.
Smaller players usually benefit from a lighter bat that allows greater bat speed. To determine the weight that’s
right for you, swing a variety of bats and see how much weight you’re comfortable with.

Length:
Length and weight combine for peak performance. A longer bat gives you greater reach, allowing you to hit balls on the other side of the plate. But remember that a longer bat may be heavier, and the extra weight could slow you down. Like checking the weight, you need to swing bats of different lengths to decide what length best suits you.

Little League (8-10 yrs)
Player Height Bat Weight
48-50″ 16-17 oz.
51-54″ 17-18 oz.
55-59″ 18-19 oz.
60+” 19-20 oz.
Senior Youth League (11-12 yrs)
Player Weight Bat Weight
70-80 lbs. 18-19 oz.
81-100 lbs. 19-20 oz.
101-120 lbs. 20-21 oz.
121-140 lbs. 21-22 oz.
141+ lbs. 22-23 oz.
High School & College
Player Height Bat Weight
66-68″ 27-28 oz.
69-72″ 28-29 oz.
73-76″ 29-30 oz.
77+” 30-31 oz.

Different Bat Materials

Today almost all bats are either made of High grade aircraft alloys, or recently
composite bats have emerged. This is where things start to get confusing, in the last 5 – 10 years high
grade alloys have always been used in the construction of these bats, recently composite and hybrid technology
have changed the way the leading manufacturers are making their bats.

The options available:

  1. 100% Alloy bats – made completely of aircraft grade alloys
  2. 100% Composite bats – made of composite fibers
  3. Half & Half bats – bats that have a composite handle, and aluminum, alloy, or hybrid barrel
  4. Hybrid Bats – Bats that have combined two different materials, such as alloy with carbon

Composite Baseball Bats
The new composite bats on the market are different from the alloy bats.
A composite bat has different features, which require a “break in” period before the bat reaches
its optimal performance. With composite bats a player will need to hit approximately 200-300 real
leather baseballs while rotating the barrel to completely break in the surface area of the barrel.
The composite bats will also sound more like you are hitting a wood bat than an alloy one. Once the
composite bats are broken in they will greatly increase the sweet spot and durability, which some
studies have shown surpass the ability of standard alloy bats. The composite bats will carry a higher
price tag, but with the correct break in and care will be worth the price.

Why Should You Swing a Wood Bat?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Woods bats are generally thought to be used by Major League players only, but woods bats can be very useful to youth players, high school players, and college players as well.

Wood bats or wood composite bats are great for batting practice and taking reps in a batting cage. Wood bats are ideal because they are a lot cheaper than aluminum and will save you the wear and tear on your aluminum bats. Batting cage balls are hard on your aluminum bat because they are dense and heavy which will take the life and pop out of your bat. Wood bats don’t loose their pop and will take the punishment of the batting cage balls.

Another advantage of using wood bats is bat control. Wood baseball bats are heavier and have a smaller length to weight ratio, which is in a scaled down way like weight training. Once you have been in a cage and practiced with wood, it will be make a world of difference when you get on the field and hit your aluminum bat. The ball will fly off the barrel and your confidence will be sky high.

Take a look at wood bats as an excellent training option, and you will be happy with the results. Check out these wood baseball bats at Baseball Rampage.

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