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Give the Gift of Baseball this Season

The holiday season is upon us. The hustle. The bustle. And not in a baseball kind of way!

If you’re stressed about what to get those you love this season, don’t forget about giving the gift of baseball.

D-BAT Sports has a variety of unique gifts that will make your baseball player very happy on Christmas morning. Here are a few recommendations:

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The Catcher Hypothesis – How Catching Shapes Leadership Skills

Are you familiar with the Catcher Hypothesis?

Would you believe it has nothing to do with baseball, but is actually a term used in business schools when talking about developing and looking for leadership skills in employees?!

We came across an interesting – but lengthy – article about The Catcher Hypothesis in the Harvard Business Review. The jest is that being a catcher in baseball has somehow proven to develop leaders, and organizations should try to replicate that role in the business world. In fact, the article (written in 2009) gives the example that 12 out of 30 baseball managers are ex-catchers – is it coincidence? The chances are less that 1 in 1,000, so probably not.

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Wood Baseball Bats: 4 Things You Might Not Know

Wood bats are used by the pros and sold here at D-BAT Sports. As much as people want to buy the bats and use them, there are often a lot of questions about how to use them, how they are different, etc. so here’s a little rundown on a few things you might not know about wood baseball bats:

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One for the Record Books: Congrats to the Houston Astros, World Series Champions!

Congratulations are in order for the Houston Astros, first time World Series Champions! It came down to Game 7 to defeat the LA Dodgers and D-BAT Sports Alumnae Clayton Kershaw, but they did it!

While it’s a pretty big deal to win the World Series for the first time in franchise history, that wasn’t the only record set by the Houston Astros during the Series. Here are a few other interesting stats about their road to victory:

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