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To Cup or Not To Cup?

Posted by Charlie LaDuca on Dec 29th 2019

To Cup or Not to Cup? That is the Question. I am asked about cupping a bat on a weekly basis. What exactly are the pros and cons? I consider myself an “old school” player and as such never cup … read more

Why Bats Break

Posted by Charlie LaDuca / woodbats.org on Dec 29th 2019

Why Bats BreakI'm frequently asked about label placement on wood bats, which invariably leads to a discussion of grain. I found a very informative article on the woodbats.org site. It not only cl … read more

Where Should I Position The Label?

Posted by Charlie LaDuca on Dec 29th 2019

Where Should I Position the Label? This is an excellent question that needs some explanation. Traditionally we were taught the label should be facing skyward at contact. A previous article I wr … read more

Selecting A Wood Bat

Posted by Charlie LaDuca on Dec 29th 2019

SELECTING A WOOD BAT You open your e-mail and discover that your league will be converting to wood bats this season. Either you have never hit with wood, or it has been a long time since you last … read more

A Great Life Lesson From An Old Coach

Sep 8th 2019

In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA conventionCoach Scolinos was 78 years old … read more