New Bat

I was in Dick’s Sporting Good yesterday, and saw that they had all of their bats on sale for 75% OFF.

Wow.
I hadn’t had a new bat since I was 14 years old.  Its still the bat I used all the time up until yesterday.  It’s a 34 inch 30 ounce bat, back when -4 was legal.

I decided to buy a 33 inch 30 ounce bat.

It cost $370.  However, Dick’s had lowered the price to $270.  And, after the 75% off it was only $67.50.  And, I bought it with gift cards from Giant Eagle which is running a promotion, so I got 46 cents off my next fill up (of 30 gallons) which is worth $13.80 – so really I paid… $53.70 for a $370 bat.

I went next door to the baseball field to test it out.

Amy and Olivia came and watched.  I went all oppo (right field) in my first round and cleared the fence of the other baseball field at least 10 times.  (You can see the balls start to collect up on the hill out there if you really pay attention.)

The second round I hit to left field.

The complex is three little league fields put together, so the dimensions at the field I was hitting at are probably about 380 feet to left and 330 feet to right field, or something along those lines.  My ultimate goal is to hit that building beyond the left field fence on the fly, but its over 400 feet away, so I have to keep hitting the gym and bulking up.

Anyhow, after 40 swings, we went home.

I need to work on getting my bat speed back after not hitting baseballs since May.  Season ticket holder on-field batting practice is coming up and I’d like to have a shot at hitting one out.  Hopefully I’ll be able to find some time to face some live pitching in the next few weeks.

2 Comments

Erik – way to work the deals on the new bat. Doesn’t Amy have enough mustard on her fastball to pitch BP to you?

Congratulations on being a father!

Ken

Just breaking the news to all, that Erik and I will be pitching live BP to each other on Friday.

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