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Explosive Bat in Slow Motion

Explosive Bat in Slow Motion

Destin from Smarter Every Day and Shane from Stuff Made Here have had a little friendly competition going on to see who could hit a baseball furthest through engineering. Now, the two have teamed up to examine exactly how Shane’s explosively-charged home run bat works its magic, in glorious slow-motion.

Baseball Glove Leather Wallet

Baseball Glove Leather Wallet

Fans of America’s greatest pastime can pitch their cash inside Pro Style Sports’ Baseball Glove Wallet, a top-grain leather billfold made from the same stuff used for pro mitts and balls. Hand-sewn with 108 red stitches, it has a leather interior with eight card pockets and a money slot. Comes in white, brown and black.

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World’s Fastest Baseball Pitch

World’s Fastest Baseball Pitch

An excellent MLB pitcher can throw a 100 mph fastball. But what would it take to pitch a ball faster than the speed of sound? Destin from Smarter Every Day set out to answer that question, and enlisted his engineering pals to build a high-pressure cannon that can launch a ball so fast that it explodes on contact.

Explosive Baseball Bat

Explosive Baseball Bat

In order to improve his hit distance, engineer Shane Wighton Stuff Made Here created a baseball bat with the ultimate sweet spot. If hit just right, explosive charges fire, pushing a piston forward, and launching the baseball into home run territory. Along the way, he shows off his fancy new Tormach 24r mill.

30 for 30: Long Gone Summer

30 for 30: Long Gone Summer

While pro sports might be on hold in 2020, ESPN is keeping the dream alive with lots of great stories about the past. This episode of 30 for 30, docu-series looks back at the steroid-powered summer of 1998, as the Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Cubs’ Sammy Sosa battled it out for home run supremacy. Premieres 6.14.20.

Carbon Fiber Baseball Ring

Carbon Fiber Baseball Ring

Trust Ring Co’s striking piece of handmade jewelry is a truly unique gift for baseball fans. It’s been carved from real carbon fiber, and features an intricate baseball stitch pattern engraved around its edge, with a red finish for effect.

The Mad Batter Machine

The Mad Batter Machine

As far as we know, the longest home run hit ever was 582 feet by Joey Meyer – and that was with the help of Denver’s thin air. But pesky human ball players are no match for Smarter Every Day and Jeremy Fielding’s terrifying motorized batter built to hit a ball at speeds up to twice as fast as an pro player – if it doesn’t self destruct first.

New Era Denim Patched Hats

New Era Denim Patched Hats

Cheer on your favorite baseball and basketballs teams with New Era’s collection of 9FIFTY snapback caps in faux denim blue. Each one is embellished with an assortment of patches for the team name, logo, city, and year founded, and features a high crown shape.

Tokens & Icons Baseball Watch

Tokens & Icons Baseball Watch

Official baseball merch rarely gets off the bench, but the limited-edition Los Angeles Dodgers game-used watch from Tokens & Icons sports a leather face made from a baseball used in a MLB season game. Each face has red stitching, scuffs from field action, and an authenticity number linked to the ball’s game history. Also at Sundance.

Super7 MLB ReAction Figures

Super7 MLB ReAction Figures

Toymaker Super7 presents a series of retro-style action figures inspired by major league baseball players, including greats like Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, and more. They even have the oddball Phillie Phanatic. Here’s hoping for more players and mascots in future.

Stranger Things MLB Caps

Stranger Things MLB Caps

Licensed MLB accessory maker 47 is offering a series of strapback baseball caps inspired by Stranger Things. Choose from team names in the iconic Stranger Things Font, or Hawkins High School 1983 hats with team logos on the side. (Thanks Mike!)

The Lonely Island: Oakland Nights

The Lonely Island: Oakland Nights

“I’m a pro when I bone but I do it pro-bono.” Oakland A’s fans The Lonely Island pay tribute to baseball players (and steroid abusers) Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, and their after-dark antics with the ladies. From the Netflix special The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience.

2018 MLB Bad Lip Reading

2018 MLB Bad Lip Reading

“You know what my eyes see? Just pure pain.” Now that the Red Sox have put a dot on the 2018 MLB season, the rest of us can take a lighthearted look back at the season with the help of the folks from Bad Lip Reading.

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Stadium Replica End Table

Stadium Replica End Table

Hammacher Schlemmer’s unique end table has a recessed model of select baseball stadiums below its glass top. It has LEDs that mimic the lights of the featured ballpark. Choose from Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, Indians, or Cardinals home stadiums.

Pillbox Baseball Mitt Wallet

Pillbox Baseball Mitt Wallet

Pillbox Bat Company’s leather wallets are made from repurposed and vintage baseball gloves, ensuring that each piece is one-of-a-kind and has a handsome worn look. It has two exterior card pockets and a money clip on the inside.

PF Flyers Sandlot Center Hi

PF Flyers Sandlot Center Hi

Benny! The Jet! Rodriguez! PF Flyers celebrates The Sandlot‘s 25th anniversary by releasing the Sandlot Center Hi, a replica of Benny’s shoes in the film. PF Flyers and New Balance also made versions of the shoe that are baseball cleats.

Stadium Map Art

Stadium Map Art

Stadium Map Art makes framed and laser-engraved wooden maps featuring famous United States baseball or football stadiums. The maps come in two designs: a detailed city or campus map or a state-shaped map outlined with major roads.

Jim Beam Game 7 Batch

Jim Beam Game 7 Batch

To kick off the 2017 baseball season, Jim Beam is releasing a very special batch of whiskey for Cubs’ fans. The limited-edition bourbon barrel-matured the night the Cubbies won the World Series after a 108 year drought. Available starting June 1 in the Chicago area.

Deal: Cubs World Series Press Plates

Deal: Cubs World Series Press Plates

Wonderful pieces of wall art for baseball fans, these limited-edition Chicago Tribune press plates commemorate the Cubbies’ long awaited World Series victory. Includes 11.5″ x 22″ plates from the front page and sports section. Save 55% in The Awesomer Shop.

Pillbox Baseball Bats

Pillbox Baseball Bats

Looking for a truly unique gift for a baseball fan? Pillbox Bat Co. creates these solid maple bats handpainted with a variety of neat designs. They’re coated with urethane so can actually be played with – though we wouldn’t want to risk a broken bat with our massive arm strength.

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Chicago Cubs: Someday

Chicago Cubs: Someday

Nike goes for the feels with its celebratory spot for the Chicago Cubs and their hard-fought win of the 2016 World Series, a championship 108 years in the making. Congratulations, Chicago. Someday is today.

Making a Zombie Killer Bat

Making a Zombie Killer Bat

Carpenter Frank Howarth’s latest creation is designed for fighting off walkers, ready to bash in their skulls with even greater effectiveness than Negan’s dirty girl, Lucille. Plus, Frank’s turned, patterned bat is simply beautiful when it’s not covered in blood and guts.

David Ortiz: Designated Hitter

David Ortiz: Designated Hitter

The Boston Red Sox’s postseason exit was a underwhelming end to David Ortiz’s MLB days. But that’s barely a dent in Big Papi’s long and illustrious career, as evidenced by the thousands of fans who stayed to have one last look at their hero standing on Fenway Park.

DIY Aluminum Baseball Bat

DIY Aluminum Baseball Bat

You might not know it, but store-bought aluminum baseball bats are hollow inside. MP Dragon decided to create a solid, if flawed, aluminum bat by first sculpting his own wood bat, then creating a sand cast, pouring in molten metal, and finishing it on a lathe.

Anime Baseball

Anime Baseball

It’s pure coincidence that the same week we featured this video that Corridor Digital dropped their own take on baseball being played in overly melodramatic anime style. We’re thinking their version should have been titled Scott Pilgrim vs. The Yankees.

Baseball Anime vs. Real Life

Baseball Anime vs. Real Life

Japanese cartoons love to make virtually any activity – cooking, goofing off in class, drawing – enthralling by presenting characters with supernatural talents or skills. But once in a while, life catches up.

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