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Why Research Baseball Equipment - Travel Dad Baseball
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Why Research Baseball Equipment

Why Research Baseball Equipment

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As a travel baseball parent you spend ALOT of time talking to your fellow parents about all things baseball. Aside from the friendly family conversation, you are always evaluating your players performance and comparing him to the other boys. It is a source of pride or determination to give him the best help out there…and who better than getting the feedback from your trusted parent community. So asking questions like…    

How does “T” like that new Cat 9? Is it a drop 8 or drop 5? All aluminum or does he prefer the composite bat? I am thinking of upgrading Julian’s bat but he is swinging a drop 10 now. Should I move him up? 

…or something like this:

The coach is starting to play “Jimmy” in both middle in-field and 3rd base. Can I use the same glove? Does the style matter? He is almost ready for high school ball so should I invest in a higher quality glove? 

While most of the advice we are given are both valuable and insightful you still silently wonder if you should continue researching. I mean we 100% trust our parent community to steer us in the right direction. However, if your like me, you still want to research on your own to ensure your baseball investment is the RIGHT one for your baseball player. 

Researching For The Perfect Baseball Equipment Can be Tough

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For the most part, most baseball parents pride themselves on buying the best affordable equipment in the market and putting it in the hands of their aspiring future “MLB” or college baseball player. I am just as guilty and I want our kids to be successful in every way possible whether that is hitting “dingers”, throwing “serious heat” or is a “wall” behind the plate. 

So heck yeah we will research, join several Facebook youth baseball groups, read user reviews and look for the best deal out there for our kids. Like many of y’all, I have viewed several YouTube product videos, read Amazon or Website reviews or even gone into local retail store associates to seek advice. 

As you know, this is an extensive and time consuming endeavor. Despite all of the research, you may walk away from the whole process with either incomplete information or it brings up even more questions! It is frustrating, tough and that’s why I thought to join the ranks of “reviewers”. I wanted to give a parents point of view. There is a ton of great information out there but like I said it’s scattered. So why not work to consolidate all of the information into one location? I will take out the marketing language, as a veteran marketer myself I’ll put my reviews in a “parent” language. I been around the baseball diamond long enough to know what sounds legit and what is really the marketing spin. 

You can learn more about my son’s and I baseball journey on my About page. 

Reviewing Baseball Equipment Scope and Expectations

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I anticipate most of my reviews to be provided either through our own personal usage, acquired from various parents feedback and/or manufacturers information. Additionally, I want to also provide original videos or strong product videos from trusted sources. 

Again, as a fellow baseball parent with a 12 year old son, I am also asking how the product actually handles or work. This is especially true when we are talking about hitting or pitching training aids! My goodness do not get me started there! 

My vision for this baseball product review website will also include some non-directly related baseball equipment for us parents. If you ever played in Texas, you’ll know that a good portable fan is a life saver….and or a great cooler! So I want this website to go beyond the dugout and into the stands. 

So pump up the volume as you jam to your son’s awesome walk-up song. Pull out a frosty beverage from your new cooler. Sit comfortably on your foldable rocking chair! I mean the kids can’t have ALL of the toys right? 

To Be Clear And Transparent

I wanted to consolidated this website as a one stop shop for you to see what I may have used and what I may have to say about it. Additionally, if you have any questions about any particular product I am recommending please don’t hesitate to ask. I will be happy to assist. 

Lastly, if you believe I should look at another tool please let me know. I would love to hear feedback and research it to serve the greater baseball community! 

I am a proud affiliate for some of these tools. Affiliate links are used for each tool that I am an affiliate of, which means that if you click that link and subsequently make a purchase, I will earn a commission. You pay nothing extra; any commission I earn comes at no additional cost to you. I recommend them to parents like you because they are genuinely helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we receive if you choose to buy something. 

Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

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