ESPN.com

GIFTS FOR KIDS: AXE BATS on 12/4/14

With spring just around the corner, it might be the perfect time to get the little ball player on your list a new weapon for baseball season... (read more)

Boys' Life

BADEN SPORTS AXE BAT on 10/23/14

Up your baseball game with the Baden Sports Axe Bat. Its handle is shaped like an axe’s, and studies show it gives batters better control, speed and grip stability — and our baseball-player testers agree. Enthusiastically. The bats are also available in composite and aluminum models... (read more)

Just Bat Reviews

2015 AXE PHENOM TEE BALL BAT REVIEW on 10/20/14

It’s hard to differentiate between tee ball bats. If you were to search google trends you’d find people look for the lightest swinging tee ball bat more often then anything else, but outside of that, what else is there to decide on when looking for a bat that isn’t rated for anything other than some mild hits?... (read more)

Just Bat Reviews

2015 AXE AVENGE BAT REVIEW – A REVELATION IN HYPCHANICS? on 10/2/14

Those who have read this blog (or those who have paid attention to the bat space for more than just a few minutes) know that bat hype these days is more emphasized than bat performance. Buckets full of money are spent flooding the market with these ‘hypchanics’, the mechanics of hype... (read more)

USAToday.com

NEW BAT DESIGNS COULD HELP MAJOR LEAGUERS, IF THEY'D ONLY USE THEM by Ted Berg on 9/4/14

This is hardly a secret: Offensive numbers are way down around Major League Baseball. The league-wide OPS sits at .703, the lowest mark in over two decades. Pitchers throw harder. Strikeout rates have skyrocketed. Aggressive defensive shifts turn more hard-hit balls into outs. In short, it’s just not an easy time to be scoring runs in the big leagues... (read more)

Junior Baseball

THUNDER STICKS: THE NEW YOUTH BASEBALL BATS DESIGNED FOR POWER AND PERFORMANCE by Kevin Newell on 9/1/14

The Axe Avenge L140B is the first composite BBCOR bat with an asymmetric internal barrel construction. The ACR insert leverages one-sided hitting to produce dialed-in performance and greater durability, and the patented Axe handle has been shown to improve player performance...(print only)

WIRED.com

BASEBALL BAT WITH AN AXE HANDLE BRINGS MORE POWER, FEWER INJURIES by Jeff Beckham on 8/18/14

The shape of a baseball bat hasn’t changed much in the past 150 years, and the axe is many times older than that. By combining those age-old tools, however, the makers of the Axe Bat believe they can bring something new to the Grand Old Game... (read more)

Poughkeepsie Journal

DOVER MAN INVENTS NEW TYPE OF BAT by Dan Pietrafesa on 7/21/14

In 1990, a Dover Plains resident came up with an invention that is catching on in popularity and may change baseball bats forever... (read more)

SportTechie

AXE BAT PUTS NEW HI-TECH TWIST ON 150-YEAR-OLD BASEBALL BAT by Taylor Bloom on 4/29/14

Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters of all time, shared his secrets and beliefs about hitting in his 1970 book The Science of Hitting. Amongst a wealth of insights in his book that are still read by hitters today, Williams shared an intriguing idea: "Swinging a bat is like swinging an axe." On its own, this comment might not seem that extraordinary but couple it with the fact that he also trained by swinging axes in the offseason during his career and it becomes worthy of further examination... (read more)

SI.com - EDGE

THE AXE BAT PUTS A NEW SHAPE IN HITTERS HANDS by Tim Newcomb on 4/14/14

The folks at Axe Bats, a Baden Sports brand, say the round knob at the bottom of a baseball or fastpitch bat does nothing for you. In fact, it gets in your way, forcing players to choke up away from it, hang fingers over it or pretty much do anything to get around the knob. While using a lathe 150 years ago necessitated having a knob, technology has advanced past that, Hugh Tompkins, Axe Bats’ director of research and development, tells SI.com... (read more)