Bat Care

Always hit with the  logo up (facing toward you) or down (away from you) that will guide your contact point to the strongest part of your bat. Pay attention to your ball marks as they can teach you about your swing.  Any form of contact towards the end of the barrel or near the trademark will increase the chance of breaking your bat. Do not leave your bat in hot locations for long periods of time. Leaving your bat in areas such as the trunk of a car or exposed in the sun can create a change of bat weight, or even make your bat more vulnerable to breakage.  Cleaning your bat you should use a non abrasive cleaner to protect the finish of your wood bat. Store your bat handle-side up – Keep it at an upright position at all times, making sure that it’s not going to get kicked or knocked over. Also ensure that it’s in a cool place and away from humid or extreme temperatures.

Ink Dot Test 

The ink dot is the stamp of the highest quality wood bat. Bats that feature the ink dot signify that they are in the top 3 percent of wood from the harvest and they satisfy the strict slope of grain requirements by Major League Baseball. Indicating that your bat is big league quality and approved. All Brooklyn Bats Maple and Birch bats carry this seal of approval. Due to its clearly defined grain structure, Ash bats are not subject to the Ink Dot test to be eligible

Wood 101

Yellow Birch

Birch is a fibrous hardwood with the perfect combination of flexibility and hardness. It is considered the best of both ash and maple has to offer. It is less dense than maple allowing for a lighter feel but has more flex like ash.

Hard Rock Maple

Maple is the hardest and most dense wood that we have. The natural fibers of this hardwood are short and tight, creating a hard hitting surface with little to no flex. This hardness causes the ball to jump off maple. Due to the moisture and density of maple it can feel heavier.