You can get cheap DeMarini BBCOR bats from the 2012 series because retailers are putting them on sale to make way for the 2013 DeMarini bats.
Baseball Express has marked down three Akadema Torino Series gloves to $99.98 each. No word if the discount is because these gloves are really ugly, or if the store just needs to clear inventory.
When they advertised it as 50% off and showed the original price as $179.99, I questioned their math skills. But these gloves are still $199.99 at Baseball Rampage, so this deal is actually 50% off of that.
Regardless of the original price being $180 or $200, the important thing is that this is a darn cheap way to get some Kip leather, only 100 bucks.
And a Left hand throw 12 3/4″ ADV33.
Oh, if you buy one of these Akadema Torino gloves, Baseball Express will throw in a free Akadema ion necklace, which apparently blends “modern science and eastern wisdom” to encourage “blood circulation, metabolism and helps soothe fatigue, both on the field and off.”
Hmm…maybe useful to have as a spare shoestring?
The Nike Diamond Elite Fly was one of the hottest cleats of 2011, and now for the 2012 season it might be the best value for many players in terms of cost-to-cool-factor.
Last season everyone was wearing these cleats, or at least it seemed that way because you can’t miss that distinctive white toe cap. In fact, as we mentioned last summer, three of the eight College World Series teams — Texas, Vanderbilt, and North Carolina — were sporting the Diamond Elite Fly.
Now only a season later, we’re seeing some nice discounts off the original list price of $100, especially if you have big feet.
Only $40 for Size 14 in blue, red, or white at Baseball Savings right now.
(Also $40 for size 8 white/black.)
Only $60 for sizes 8, 13.5, 14, 15, 16 in black/white from Nike Store
And the rest of us with average feet can still get the Diamond Elite Fly in most sizes, our choice from 10 colors, for only $75 from Eastbay
Under Armour HeatGear deal from BaseballSavings…
Buy a pair of Under Armour HeatGear Roosevelt pants (unhemmed legs) and you get a free pair of Under Armour HeatGear CoreShort Slider Shorts.
When you add the pants to your cart, the sliding shorts offer should pop up. If that doesn’t happen, the deal might be expired.
The Roosevelt pants must be a fairly old model because we can’t find them elsewhere. BaseballSavings must be offering this deal to clear inventory, or they might have found a cheap lot of them recently that they’re trying to flip.
Louisville Slugger’s Hybrid H2 Lite gloves have been put on sale at “closeout prices” from Baseball Express.
The mesh back in these TPX Hybrid Lite gloves makes them lighter than leather (Louisville says 18% lighter) and supposedly enables for quicker break-in, too.
The four styles below usually cost $150 to $170 but are now down to $99.99 while supplies last.
Also the current Baseball Express promotion of free shipping on any Louisville product will save you another $7 or more (free ship ends December 16, 2011).
- 11 1/2″ Modified Trapeze Web H2L1154 Originally $149.99 | Now $99.99
(only 2 left in stock as of Nov.16, 4pm Eastern)
- 11 1/2 Pro H Web H2L1150 Originally $169.99 | Now $99.99
- 12″ Basket Web H2L1200 Orignally $169.99 | Now $99.99
- 11 1/4″ Pro I Web H2L1125 Originally $149.99 | Now $99.99
Marucci is clearly the hottest brand of wood bats in professional baseball right now. When you’re watching MLB games it seems like everyone has a Marucci bat.
Chase Utley, Jose Reyes, and Big Papi swing Marucci.
But Marucci bats are expensive — for two reasons: (1) the brand is so hot right now, and (2) the bats are very high quality.
Well now’s the best chance we’ve seen to get top-grade Marucci wood bats for cheap.
Usually a pro Marucci wood bat costs $120 for maple, and $100 for ash.
Then to save money, you can usually get Marucci blem bats at $70 for maple, and $60 for ash. Although you don’t get to pick the exact cut/model, this is still an awesome deal. Pro-grade wood bats with only minor cosmetic blemishes…and you can buy them for $40-$50 less than regular price?! Sign me up.
BUT WAIT…IT GETS BETTER!
Right now Baseball Express has a CLOSEOUT SALE on Marucci blem bats.
Marucci blem Maple bats for only $50!
Marucci blem Ash bats for only $40!
That’s another $20 off the usual blem bat prices, and now a full $60-$70 cheaper than regular price.
Looks like my mom is going to have her Christmas shopping for me and my two brothers all done in one fell swoop
Three options here…
Marucci blem ASH wood bat $39.98, 33″ or 34″ click here->
Marucci blem MAPLE BLACK wood bat $49.98, 32″ 33″ 34″ click here->
Marucci blem MAPLE NATURAL wood bat $49.98, 32″ 33″ 34″ click here->
These prices for Marucci blem bats are also available on Amazon in case you prefer shopping there or have a store credit or something. The bats are still sold by Baseball Express (or one of their sister brands). Only difference is shipping costs $8.95 through Amazon. It’s only $6.95 direct from Baseball Express.
Man, I might get several of these. I noticed JustBats sells 3-packs of these Marucci blem bats to offer a slight discount, but those are $160 and $180 for ash and maple. With the closeout prices from Baseball Express above, you can make your own 3-packs for $120 or $150 (plus only $6.95 flat rate shipping).
Since custom gloves usually cost an arm and a leg, we’re always excited when we spot a good value.
Well this weekend Rawlings is offering some custom pro-level leather at discounts of up to 45%.
These are Pro Preferred and Heart of the Hide custom gloves made to the exact specifications of top players such as
- the wildly colorful “J Hurt”
- one-name international soccer phenom turned power-hitting lefty first baseman “Patrick”
- steady performers “Sam Myers” and “Joshua Cotton” who are #16 in your programs but #1 in your hearts
hahaha…yeah, we haven’t heard of those guys either.
These are “one-off” custom gloves that apparently Rawlings got suckered into making, only to have the customers no longer want them or return them or something.
Regularly priced at $400 and $300, they’re marked down to $245 and $185, respectively.
And then you can use this weekend’s clearance coupon code 10OCTOBER (expires Tuesday, Oct. 11) for another 10% savings, which makes your total discount a sizeable 45% off the original price that “Bollenbacker” and “Jake Vaccari” would have paid.
(The glove pages say “Not eligible for discounts or promotions” but we tested the coupon and it works.)
And…at last glance there were 18 to choose from, down from 19 yesterday, so someone must have bought one. (You could be next!)
Last summer, in 2010, companies like Easton, Louisville, DeMarini and others launched their 2011 metal bats like usual, at prices up to $400.
But remember, those were BESR-approved bats.
Then the new BBCOR certification came out for college and high school bats, which dramatically changed the sales cycle and crushed the demand for the BESR bats that were already out.
Well, now since those expensive BESR bats can’t be used in both college and high school games next year, you can get sweet 2011 and 2010 BESR bats for ridiculously lower prices than last fall. Continue reading