How many bats do you own?


nicoh22

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I took almost a 20 year break away from slow pitch. I was coaching my children's baseball and fastpitch teams, but now my youngest is in college. Recently I decided to start playing again. I haven't even been playing a month and I have already purchased 3 bats. How many bats is too many, or is there no such thing as too many bats?
 

Committed

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I also have about 500 bats.
The first step is to tell yourself…”I have a problem and this is NOT normal.”

Nobody wants to sell hundreds of paper weights when you kick the bucket. Sell your bat collections and invest in something that will retain and/or gain in value.
 

D-ROCK13

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I only keep about a dozen at a time, but I'm constantly buying, selling, or trading for different ones. Still have a few pre thumbprint stamps that I bp sometimes as well
 

Rich4863

Combat Ho
Ive sold some, but the ones Ive been putting up for sale arent selling even though they are good bats and others are selling them for more.
 

defos

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Without actually looking, I probably have about 15, including several alloy bats, that I could/would use in the right situation. I have others that are old and not what I'd use for anything.
 

basilray

Active Member
Too many right now, especially for a guy who's an exceptionally mediocre hitter:

ASA - 3
UTrip 220 - 1
Utrip 240 - 5
OG Dual Stamp - basically a BP bat at this point - 1
Wood - 1
Weighted Bats - 2

This post is a good reminder I need to get a few out of the closet
 

nicoh22

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OMG. I thought the highest people were going to say was around 15-20 bats max. lol
 

stang7222

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And here I am with 7 thinking it’s to many. I have rookie numbers compared to everyone here lol
Guys that have been playing forever have bats that got banned, or the ever changing standards just rendered them obsolete. I have about 15 bats but I can only use 5 in any leagues or tournaments I might be playing in. The rest are older bats that lost legality before I managed to break or sell them.
 

blakcherry329

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I never owned too many bats at a time, even in my prime. I would carry 4, back in the day. Now I have everything in my signature that I keep in the back of my Volvo. lol Mostly for cage work, at this point in my career.
 

Rich4863

Combat Ho
Guys that have been playing forever have bats that got banned, or the ever changing standards just rendered them obsolete. I have about 15 bats but I can only use 5 in any leagues or tournaments I might be playing in. The rest are older bats that lost legality before I managed to break or sell them.
I bought bats while I was playing & used most of them. After covid, I stopped playing but only purchased a few more. Most of what I got was old school. I relented & did purchase some new technology bats. Im now in the process of moving so I wont have access to anything for awhile. I just had over 200 taken to storage. I have some of the banned Eastons, a shame no one likes them any more, they were some of the best bats ever produced.
 

hitless45

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Back when I started on here I fell into the latest greatest hype and was b,s,t flipping quite often and had probably 50/60ish in the rotation. Since the slowing of this site I have not been buying much of anything. I have 14 or 15 now all but 1 senior and 1 240 bat I just purchased (only cuz it was cheap) and 5 aluminum 2 double wall and the rest single wall. Been outa commission for about yr n a half or 2 and thought I may get to play at some point this yr. But went to Dr about the shoulder that's been keeping me from playing and it looks like I may need surgery, so if I do and all goes well I may be ready for next spring.
 

TheKid33

Star Player
I own 8.

Have an old 2012 worth mayhem in my old bag that actually still has a little pop in it. But I don’t use it.

Have an old 2015-16ish Easton that’s for BP.

I carry a 2020 and a 2021 worth Mach one of each year in my bat backpack.

I have 4 brand new in wrapper bats sitting in my closet waiting to be put in rotation once others go bad. Will prob bust out one of my 2 LS Genesis just bc I wanna swing one. Other 2 stashed bats are a 2020 miken last call and a Easton resnondo LE 220 stanp from 2020 as well I believe
 
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