Top Wooden Baseball Bats This Year

Our Top Reasons and Types of Wood Bats

Baseball is our national pastime, and playing with wooden bats is the number one reason as to why baseball is still awesome! Have you ever thought about the benefits of swinging a wooden bat and pretending you are one of the big league baseball players? If so, then we think what we have to offer is right up your alley!

Top Three Wood Bats

From the years of aluminum bats to pure alloy, the bat that still stands the tallest is the wood bat. If you are one of those parents, players or coaches that also think the same thing, we can’t wait to show you exactly why you are right. Finding the best wood bats 2019 has to offer isn’t easy. That’s why we show you the dynamics of what to look for in a wooden baseball bat.

The Type of Wood

Here’s the deal, there are more types of wood than you can think of. However, we will show you the exact type of wood to look for and to test out.

The number one question you need to ask yourself is, how many swings can I get in before bringing the wood bat to the plate?

What Types of Wood Bats are There?

There are a number of wooden bat types and we want to show you them all. Here is a quick guide for you to follow, just in case you are lost on the whole thing.

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Birch Wood

Most of the time, you’re going to read articles that have birch wood last on their list. Not here, we will make sure birch wood is the very first type of wood that we talk about.

What is Birch Wood?

Birch wood is a softer type of wood, which causes it to be more flexible. This flexibility will help a player to create more whip in his or her swing. What happens when you create more whip? The answer is easy, more bat speed. We are all chasing bat speed, right? So, if birch wood can help you create more whip, which helps you create more bat speed, don’t you think that birch wood is the best wood? We think so too!

The other reason why birch is so good is that the bat itself will break in better after you hit the ball more on the bat. Yep, that’s right, this is some inside information! The more you hit the birch wood bat, the better it will break in and the more POP it will have. Do you want more home runs? Would it be nice if you had a higher batting average? If so, then birch may be your best best when it comes to wooden bats! Don’t worry if you aren’t a birch fan, though, because we have other wood bat types to examine.

Maple Wood

This is the most dense type of wood. It creates the least amount of whip, but has been around for a very long time and is the most durable type of wood. So, if you are looking for a longer lasting type of bat, go with a maple wood baseball bat. It has the hardest surface of the three major species of wood that are used to manufacture wooden bats.

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Ash Wood

Before maple bats became popular, ash was the type of wood that was most popular. It’s more flexible than maple, which many players believe allows them to create extra whip from the barrel through the hitting zone.

Are You Ready?

We love asking this question, but it really does help out! You should be ready to choose what type of wood baseball bat you need! Good luck out there!

Amazing Images of the Best Wood Bats from a Baseball Game

Amazing Images of the Best Wood Bats from a Baseball Game

Going to a baseball game is a great experience for anyone to enjoy. We have a family and we love taking our son to the ball park. The kid loves it and so do we. As professional photographers for a very long time, my husband Rick and I have never thought about taking stunning images at a baseball game.

The sound of that “CRACK” from the wood bat when a batter hits a knocker is one of the most amazing sounds you will ever here. The crowd gets loud and excitement fills the stadium. It’s a pretty cool atmosphere when that happens.

The Importance of Wooden Bats

The wooden bat is quite simply a thing of the past when it comes to anything but professional baseball. The sound just isn’t the same when using an aluminum or fully composite baseball bat.
Major League baseball players will usually spice up their wood bat. Pine tar is a very common way to gain some extra grip, plus it makes the bat look extremely real and authentic.

Here is one image that we love. It has to do with pine tar on wooden bats:

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As you can see from these photos, the pine tar is around where the batter puts his hands. This is also known as the grip in which they hold the baseball bat. Pine tar is sticky, but its also filled with rich dark colors. If you are aware of pine tar, you would be able to see it from a pretty far distance while at a professional ball game.

Wood Bat Features

There are a few different types of wood. If you are looking for the best wooden bats then it would be smart to know about the specific wood types.

Yellow Birch

This type of wood is very rich and is relatively new when it comes to the baseball world. Don’t get us wrong, they have been around for a while. One of the things you need to know about Yellow Birch bats is that the more you swing it and hit the ball, the more pop you will get out of the bat.

Maple Wood

Maple is a very tough type of wood. It’s also extremely common to have a maple wood baseball bat as many players own one. The color schemes are so beautiful that they will take your breath away.

Composite Wood

This is a mix of different types of wood and usually break the fastest. However, they do offer very good pop in the beginning stages of swinging it. Composite bats are very light weight and offer the player outstanding bat speed capabilities.

We hope you enjoyed embarking on this baseball journey with us to explore the most amazing images of the best baseball wood bats!

Choosing Baseball Gloves

There comes a time in your career that you will need a new baseball glove, for many reasons of course. First of all, having the right mitt can make all the difference in the world for your game. Think about using a glove that fits just right and has the best feel you can imagine when fielding ground balls or catching pop fly’s.

Second, you are always going to want to keep up with the latest technology. We all know its difficult to find the right mitt, but times are changing and you will need to stay ahead of the game.

It’s a great feeling when you found the right mitt. I’m sure many of you out there can relate to that, especially if you are a serious ball player!

In this article, we would like to discuss choosing a baseball glove and why you need a new one. Feel free to follow along as we will take you on the edge of your seat ready to buy the best baseball glove of all time, and have the ultimate feeling – fits like a glove!

Why Do You Need a New Baseball Glove?

There can be many reasons why you will need a new baseball glove. The first reason is new technology. That’s right. The game has changed a lot over the past few years, relatively speaking. The new leathers, webbing and padding can give you a major advantage out in the field. Your competitors are using them, so you will need to stay ahead of them, or at best keep up with them.

The second most important reason is to find a mitt that fits your hand and personality. Of course you will need one that fits tight and snug, but you should always consider the look and feel in relation to your personality.

There’s nothing better than finding a glove that fits just right on many levels, not just the actual fit on the hand.

Remember, playing great in the field is about fundamentals and confidence. You will always need to find the right balance with both of those characteristics. However, when you discover these things, your game will be taken to new heights.

Ready to Choose?

If you answered yes, then you’re ready to become a champion! Here are a few things to look for in a really good, high quality baseball mitt:

  • Type of leather
  • Design of the webbing
  • Padding on the palm
  • Fitting of the palm and hand
  • Fitting of the fingers
  • Ability to break-in
  • Color
  • Size

If you stick to these important points, you will be able to choose your own baseball glove. Once you know which glove you want, you’ll be on to choosing the best baseball wooden bats. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to a stellar career! A career that can take off like a rocket going to the moon. Your baseball glove should be the most important thing in the world to you, if you really do love baseball.

The Amazing Wilson A2000 2019

The Most Amazing Baseball Glove in 2019

Reviewing baseball gloves is kind of our thing here at BWood Photography. We take stunning photos of ball mitts so the average shopper can see what they are looking at.

One of the most popular baseball gloves in today’s market is the 2019 Wilson A2000. It’s not easy knowing how to choose a baseball glove, but we’ll try to make it as smooth as possible for you!

What is the Wilson A2000?

First off, Wilson is an extremely popular brand in the sport of baseball. Not only do they make gloves, but also batting gloves and bats. For baseball mitts, though, Wilson is the top dog and a household favorite.

The A2000 has been around for a while. It’s a series that makes sizes for all position players including infielders, first basemen, outfielders, catchers and pitchers.

Using this glove will feel like excellence all around. It is a very snug fit, not loose at all, and has the true meaning of “fits like a glove.”

What type of leather?

American Steerhide leather. This gives it a very strong and durable feel. This is a great choice for the rugged infielders who are constantly fielding balls.

The Features

Wilson’s A2000 features are out of this world!

The main feature?

An H-web pattern and twice the lacing at the base of the web and an open back. If that didn’t knock your socks off, what will?

In addition, this mitt has the Dual Welting technology with two strips of leather. It has a resilient pocket and perfect break-ins.

The DRI-LEX wrist lining helps your hand keep dry in the hottest of conditions. No sweaty palms, just a cool hand ready to make the play.

For infielders, it is very easy to turn two with this glove.

Why?

Because of how nice it feels on the hand and the ability to pick the ball clean from the pocket and the palm. It’s small enough for any short stop or second baseman.

For third base players, it is also an amazingly nice glove. It is big enough to field balls at the hot corner and tag someone out when they try to steal 3rd.

It’s also small enough to make diving plays and still be able to throw it to second to turn two, or throw out the runner going to first base.

For first basemen, it has an authentic first base glove, when you get that size. It comes with extra padding, just in case you play with some hard throwers.

The glove is backed by a 100 day guarantee.

Will I Need to Break it In?

Although the company says you don’t, you probably should plan for a 1-2 week break-in period. It does come with a non-stiff out of the box feel, but like we said… plan on breaking it in.

What Will Be Your Decision?

The Wilson A2000 is a perfect choice for pretty much any position. Choose a glove that has a great reputation, like this one. You will be super happy with your decision!

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