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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Axe Bat adds new technology, gains popularity in MLB - Edge - SI.com

If I were still playing, I’d try this bat.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 26, 2015 at 11:38 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: equipment

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Bat Doctor is In: Seriously Illegal Softball Bats and The Men Who Make Them - SBNation.com

While I’ve brought along my own bat — a hand-me-down green Mizuno Envy, made in China and approved for play by all the sanctioned softball leagues — mostly, I’ll be using those provided by my source, who wishes, hopes and prays to stay anonymous. See, my tipster — let’s call him “Deep Out” from this point forward — has been playing in amateur slow-pitch softball leagues and tournaments throughout California and the greater American Southwest for the past quarter-century. While his longevity gives him credibility, it’s his stash that makes him the person I most need to meet with.

Bats. Illegal bats. Seriously illegal, banned-in-softball-games-throughout-the-world bats.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 10, 2015 at 12:25 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: equipment, softball

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Decals help Red Sox customize their bats - The Boston Globe

So this is a new thing.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 23, 2015 at 10:13 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: equipment, red sox

Saturday, March 14, 2015

New pitchers head protection gains MLB approval - ESPN

Will any other pitchers use this cap?

Jim Furtado Posted: March 14, 2015 at 09:07 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: equipment, pitching

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Utah company making a style statement with bat grip tape in baseball - The Globe and Mail

I was never a fan of bat tape.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 05, 2015 at 06:34 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: bats, equipment

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Alex Rodriguez Attends First-Base School, but a Key Item Is Absent

The Yankees’ grand experiment of spring training, teaching Alex Rodriguez to play first base, began with a rudimentary lesson: Don’t forget your glove.

The new first baseman’s glove that Rodriguez had to procure vanished Friday morning, leaving Rodriguez to do drills at the position with his third baseman’s glove.

What was most striking about Rodriguez’s first workout at first base was how disengaged he appeared to be. While other Yankees did the drills at close to game speed, pitchers pouncing off the mound and fielders focusing on their footwork, Rodriguez went about his work with a degree of nonchalance.

PreservedFish Posted: March 01, 2015 at 01:45 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: arod, equipment, yankees

 

 

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