Every year or two there comes along a new bat that quickly takes the youth baseball world by storm. I call the latest of these “The Magic Orange Bat” or “Magic Bat” for short.
Making contact anywhere on the barrel sends the ball to the outfield, regardless of how hard you swing or which part of the bat hits the ball—or so reported my son the first time he saw this bat in action last year among 9- and 10-year-olds. Each month I see ever more players in travel ball and even recreation leagues with this $300 bat:
Is this the best bat for youth baseball? If you’d like to spend $300 to improve your player’s hitting, is this the best way to spend it?
Maybe. Maybe not. Read More