Whenever there is a victory in baseball or any other game, the first thing that comes to people’s minds is partying. This is a way of the team and supporters celebrating their victories, and this has been witnessed in teams such as the Chicago Cubs. It is only logical for people to want to celebrate after a victory, but at times it gets to a point where the players celebrate too much to a point that it could affect their future performance.
A few years back, there was a crazy party that was thrown by the Toronto Blue Jays when they won the American League East. During the party, champagne flowed freely as players puffed on cigars, and at the end of the day, Munenori Kawasaki was so drunk, he could not speak English. After winning the National League Pennant, the Mets also did it after winning their first World Series in 15 years. They definitely deserved a celebration because this game comes after 162 games getting to the post season. The fans who had been cheering them on throughout the season also took to celebrations.
According to ESPN reports, the MLB wants teams to cut back on the fun.
“Our policy explicitly states that no alcohol is permitted outside of the clubhouse or at any time on the field of play, and that all celebrations involving the use of alcohol must take place within the clubhouse,” Pat Courtney, MLB’s chief communications officer was quoted telling ESPN. “We have MLB security on-site to enforce our rules. The commissioner determines the appropriate steps if any individuals violate our rules.”
How does the league intend to fix this time-honored “problem”?
Regarding the post-game celebrations guidelines, the Major League Baseball issued a one-page memo to teams explaining them. The memo stated that teams could only have non-alcoholic beverages for players, while the limit for the amount of alcoholic champagne to two bottles per player, used primarily for spraying. Beer is also allowed in post-game celebrations but clubs are asked to tell their players to celebrate responsibly. The clubs should also have transport for the players after the celebrations.
Top Rated Baseball Bats from Top Brands in 2017
Now that we are talking about baseball, we might as well review some of the top-rated baseball bats from recognized brands. These are the brands that are used by many of the top performing baseball players nowadays. You can also review these bats here, http://www.batsfinder.com.
Easton BB17MK Mako Beast Comp 3 BBCOR Baseball Bat
Easton Adult BB17MK Make Beast BBCOR Flex (-3) 2 5/8″ Baseball Bat A111754. Easton’s legendary Mako now boasts a beast of an upgrade. The new BBCOR Makko Beast -3 combines the game’s longest two-piece composite barrel with the game’s fastest swing weight. Hitters will see and feel the power that comes from the redesigned TCT Thermo Composite barrel, which is 1.5” longer than the original game-changing Mako. Easton’s patented two-piece ConneXion technology maximizes energy transfer, and the composite handle with 1.2mm HYPERSKIN grip provides stability and feel on all types of contact. If you’re ready to Unleash the Beast, grab the Mako Beast – the most powerful composite barrel Easton has ever made. BBCOR Certified. 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty. Color: Black/Gray/White.
- -3 Length to Weight Ratio
- 2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
- Two-Piece TCT Thermo Composite Barrel
- 2mm Hyperskin Grip
- Patented Two-Piece ConneXion Technology Composite Design
DeMarini CF Zen Balanced BBCOR -3 Drop Baseball Bat
Every single bat in the DeMarini BBOCR Line Up is like a completely custom-built bat – designed with the peak of bat technology to optimize your game. Comfort is literally in your hands with the RCK knob so you can crush with confidence. The handle of the bat is created DeMarini’s D-Fusion 2.0 material which ensures that any feedback from the barrel is rechanneled into it without reaching the handle, at the same time keeping your hands safe from any feedback vibrations. Packing a solid 2 5/8-inch barrel, this bat is BBCOR certified and one of the best two piece BBCOR bats this year.
2017 Combat Maxum BBCOR Baseball Bat: AB7MX103
The COMBAT MAXUM is back and continues to push the limits to new heights. COMBAT has made a name for themselves with the MAXUM in the bat industry by consistently delivering an extreme combination of an ultra-balanced feel, extremely fast swing weights, a HUGE sweet spot, and unparalleled performance. This 2017 COMBAT MAXUM BBCOR Baseball Bat: AB7MX103 provides hitters with an almost unfair sweet spot that is 20-40% larger than competitor models! The MAXUM barrel covers more of the plate for more bases and more runs. Switching to the AB7MX103 will also result in an average of 38% Swing Weight Reduction which is the lowest allowable BBCOR swing weight available. These models are one-piece, fully composite designs crafted with a seamless construction.
A carbon-fiber sleeve runs the length of the bat providing uniform strength for a fine-tuned performance. Unlike typical composite bats that are created by rolling or overlapping layers of material, the MAXUM is produced with advanced Precision Molding Technology (PMT). The PMT process injects liquid resin into seamless high-quality carbon sleeves under extreme pressure. The result is an ultra-consistent product that eliminates seams and weak points that you get with the traditional process. No seams mean no dead spots and in on the hands doesn’t have to mean out at first base. Players can rest-assured that the MAXUM will deliver perfectly tuned performance over a longer lifespan. Additionally, the AB7MX103 features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR Certification making it legal for play at the high school and collegiate level.
Marucci Cat7 BBCOR Baseball Bat, 31″/28 oz
The CAT7 is built to explode with unrelenting fury. The precision-balanced barrel with lower MOI and one-piece alloy design offer a clean, consistent swing to control the wrath of this ultra-responsive rainmaker. -3 Length to Weight Ratio, 2 5/8 Inch barrel diameter, one-piece AZ4X alloy construction. 2nd Generation AV2 Anti-Vibration knob features an upgraded, finely tuned harmonic dampening system for better feel and less negative vibrational feedback. More responsive, variable wall optimized barrel design creates a sweet spot twice as large as the CAT6. Precision-balanced barrel design for control. Ring-free barrel technology for greater performance with no “dead” spots. Micro-perforated soft touch grip. It is BBCOR Certified and come with a 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Rawlings Velo Hybrid Balanced BBCOR High School/Collegiate Baseball Bat
Never in the history of baseball have more pitchers touched 90+ mph. Hitters have less time to react at the dish, and there’s no time for error. If the game is this fast, then shouldn’t your bat be? The Rawlings Velo features extreme balance, explosive swing speed and enhanced pop. It comes with a laser groove through sweet spot increases flexibility. It also features a fiber reinforced composite endcap. The Acoustic-Performance maximizes alloy strength with unyielding ping.
Top 10 Best BBCOR Bats 2016 – Old Models
We are now going to review some of the older models that still perform very well today.
DeMarini 2016 CF8 BBCOR Baseball Bat, White/Silver/Gold
For players who want speed and power, the CF8 (-3) pushes the limits of BBCOR. Light-swinging with a massive sweet spot, this composite bat has an unprecedented combination of balance and boom. Both light swinging and powerful, the balanced CF8 is the peak of bat technology. Now with a new, extra-long barrel, you can get more pop than ever with this massive sweet spot. This barrel is made from our premium Paradox +Plus Composite so it breaks in faster and is hot right out of the wrapper. For players who choose to have it all, this is the science of power.
Combat Adult 2016 Maxum Bbcor -3 Baseball Bat
2 5/8 Composite Barrel Diameter. Lowest allowable swing weight by rule. Ultra-balanced feel. Offers up to 20-40% more hitting surface when compared to competitor models. Combats Precision Molded Seamless Construction combines with Maxum to deliver the longest barrel in the industry! Features Ultra-Premium Lizard Skin Grip. Made in Canada. BBCOR Approved.
Louisville Slugger 2016 Prime 916 Bbcor (-3) Baseball Bat
Maximum SPEED. Extreme POWER. Ultimate balance. Get your bat to the zone FAST and get maximum POP with the PRIME 916. Its premium patent pending FCS (Fused Carbon Structure) composite handle and barrel, patented TRU3 Explosive Power Transfer technology, and 3-piece construction give the PRIME 916 a lighter swing weight ensuring maximum control, a massive sweet spot with extreme barrel flex, and dramatically reduced vibration compared to other bats. The prime 916 gives you the best possible feel and unmatched performance when you make contact.
Easton Z-CORE Hybrid 3 BBCOR Adult Baseball Bat
With Every Swing Easton’s Z-CoreATM internal core technology A”Mako-izesA” the barrel, creating more power through an expanded sweet spot. The Easton Z-CoreATM Hybrid baseball bat is a balanced two-piece aluminum design that combines an HMXATM Hyperlite Matrix Alloy barrel with SICATM black carbon handle, giving players more flex, increased durability and maximum energy transfer for optimized feel, hit after hit. With Easton’s Z-Core youA’ll get more ping with every swing.
Easton Z-Core Hybrid HMXATM Hyperlite Matrix alloy barrel for expanded sweet spot and greater durability Z-CoreATM technology produces more power thru faster swing speed and a massive sweet spot Balanced barrel design has a lower swing weight index for faster swing speed technology maximizes energy transfer for optimized feel SICATM black carbon handle eliminates vibration for better feel 31/32″ composite handle with HYPERSKINATM grip 2 5/8″ barrel 1-Year Warranty Length/Weight (-3): 31″-28 oz A* 32″-29 oz A* 33″-30 oz A* 34″-31 oz Note: MINUS (-) DROP: Refers to the differential between the length and weight of a bat. As an example, a (-)10 bat would be a 29″ length 19 oz weight bat.
Easton MAKO COMP 3 BBCOR Adult Baseball Bat
Easton Mako baseball bats return with a massive sweet spot and unmatched bat speed to enhance a playerA’s performance at the plate. Easton’s exclusive TCTATM Thermo Composite Technology creates a bat that gives players the benefit of having more barrel in the hitting zone with the bat speed to drive the ball from line to line. The Mako is a balanced design featuring EastonA’s patented two-piece ConneXionATM technology to maximize energy transfer for optimized feel.
Easton Mako TCTATM Thermo Composite Technology for a massive sweet spot and unmatched bat speed Balanced barrel design has a lower swing weight index for faster swing speed technology maximizes energy transfer for optimized feel 31/32″ composite handle with 1.2mm HYPERSKINATM grip 2 5/8″ barrel 1-Year Warranty Length/Weight (-3): 31″-28 oz A* 32″-29 oz A* 33″-30 oz A* 34″-31 oz *Note: MINUS (-) DROP: Refers to the differential between the length and weight of a bat. As an example, a (-)10 bat would be a 29″ length 19 oz weight bat.
DeMarini 2016 Voodoo BBCOR Baseball Bat
Made for high school and college hitters who are power threats or just want that extra carry distance, the slightly endloaded X12 aluminum barrel requires no break-in period. It is hands down the most durable bat DeMarini makes.
The ultimate bat for players who attack with power, the Voodoo Raw brings the boom for hitters who want extra carry distance. The X12 Alloy barrel with a slight end load has the power and pop you demand immediately out of the wrapper, and the D-Fusion 2.0 kicks it up a notch with a stiffer feel and more barrel performance.
Rawlings Adult 2016 Velo Balanced Bbcor -3 Baseball Bat
Acoustic-Performance maximizes alloy strength, large sweet spot. Rawlings Precision-Optimized-Performance 2.0 technology is used to manufacture the bat. This technology enhances the sweet spot up till 25% and gives more flex as well. You get more ping and strength on your Velo with Rawlings APATM Acoustic Performance.
Marucci Cat 6 BBCOR Baseball Bat
BBCOR -3 available in 31-34 inches
Big league inspired profile for smoother swings and sweeter feel. One-piece alloy construction for traditional feel. AZ3000 alloy gives all season durability and proven performance.
2 5/8-inch barrel
Professionally inspired extended barrel profile. Ring-free barrel technology for maximum performance and bigger sweet spot. Optimized barrel-end wall thickness profile for faster swing speeds.
Patented anti-vibration technology
Patented anti-vibration knob eliminates vibration. Professionally-inspired knob shapes for improved balance and control. Micro-perforated soft touch grip for improved feel and overall better grip.
DeMarini 2016 Insane BBCOR Baseball Bat
The 2016 Insane brings you one-piece performance that’s built for the physical swinger who wants a stiff bat and enjoys feedback at contact. The hitter will feel the bat in his hands and love the above average carry distance.
Rawlings 5150 Alloy BBCOR Approved High School/Collegiate Baseball Bat (-3)
In order to be clutch in clutch situations, one must be ready for battle. Built on the strength, performance and technology that power game days, Rawlings BBCOR wood composite bats prepare hitters for the long season’s in-game duels without sacrificing any performance in the cage. Constructed with a hard maple barrel and a carbon fiber-infused handle and inner barrel core, this bat provides hitters with a similar swing weight and feel in the cage as they have with their game day.
Those are some of the best BBCOR baseball bats that can be found on the market. They are all high performance bats and the best if you wish to enhance your swing.