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Game #3: NU at UCR Update: Game 4 moved up to noon start due to possible rain

ShortSideOption

All American
10 Year Member
Wow that's nuts. In my eyes Adidas has been a great sponsor for the university but that sucks if their bats are sub standard. My family had a sporting good store for close to 30 years and we saw the evolution of the modern day bat. (Talking metal not wood) I've been out of the business for 15 years now but it still pisses me off when I think about all of the parents that felt they had to spend $200 - $350 on a bat for their 12-14 year old so he could keep up with everyone else.
Adidas has been great. But as you are probably aware, the subtle differences in a cleat can be overcome as opposed to a bat that may flat out not perform as well as an Easton or Louisville Slugger. My parents fell into that trap before my junior year. Went and bought me a 250 dollar bat and a 200 dollar glove and i'm sure I let them down lol.
 

huskermike

Cyber Traveler
10 Year Member
Same standards in terms of weight and what they can use to make it, but there's so much variance other than that. My expertise isn't in college baseball bats, but I know that the weight can be distributed differently, some swings work better with other bats. Not to quote this to old man softball, but I hit a Synergy the best and some guys struggle with it.

Long story short, Mississippi State was an Adidas school that made it to the final 8 last year, and didn't use Adidas bats. Our problems went beyond the bats last year, but it didn't help. Hoping to score 18-20 runs against Oregon State in these next four games.
Thanks SSO. I guess I never gave it much thought. :)
 
Adidas has been great. But as you are probably aware, the subtle differences in a cleat can be overcome as opposed to a bat that may flat out not perform as well as an Easton or Louisville Slugger. My parents fell into that trap before my junior year. Went and bought me a 250 dollar bat and a 200 dollar glove and i'm sure I let them down lol.
Ha Ha. At least you looked good walking on the field with your cool bat and glove. :thumbsup:
 
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