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Questions and Answers for Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat: MLB225YB
Can you engrave or burn a name on this bat?
Unfortunately, we do not offer any engraving on any of the bats that we sell, including the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB). Louisville Slugger does offer that option directly at their site though. Here is a link to their Custom Bat page: http://goo.gl/YhwjLH
Can you personalize, (carve), a name onto it?
Unfortunately we do not do any customization on the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB). I would suggest contacting the manufacturer and seeing if they do customization.
I want to buy my 8 year old a wood bat. How do you know what the weight is?
Being a natural material, wood bats typically don't have a weight listed since there will be a difference in density from bat to bat. The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB) has an approximate drop of -4 to -5. To find the approximate weight of the bat subtract the drop from the length and it will give you an estimate of what the bat might weigh.
Do you deliver to Australia?
No, we are sorry to say we can only ship the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB) inside the United States.
How much does it weigh?
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth Baseball Bat (MLB225YB) has an approximate -4 to -5 drop weight.
Do you monogram bats?
At this time we do not offer any additional services except selling products online. Therefore, we would not be able to monogram the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: (MLB225YB).
How much would a 30" bat weigh?
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat (MLB225YB Youth) will feature an approximate drop of -4 to -5. That means in a 30" length it could weigh 25 oz. to 26 oz.
Why is this bat not legal for Little League?
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat (MLB225YB) is legal in Little League.
How can I avoid cracking my brand new bat?
Wood bats, like the Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth, have a higher chance of breaking than composite or alloy models. To help prolong the life of your wood bat, we recommend that you limit the bat to individual use, do not use it in temperatures below 60Â°F (16Â°C), make contact with the ball with the label facing straight up or down, and do not store the bat in extremely hot or cold temperature areas.
If I buy the bat, can I have my grandson's name and number with "2013" engraved on it?
Unfortunately, we are unable to personalize any products at our facility. To get a personalized Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Youth bat, check out: http://www.sluggergifts.com/
The signature on this bat is not legible, can you help?
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth is signed by Alex Rodriguez. There are also some models that are signed by Manny Ramirez.
My son loves the 225 Louisville slugger 28"bat, but some are heavier than others. I understand it's supposed to be that way. But it makes buying online very difficult. Can you send the lightest ones you have, or is it luck of the draw?
Due to the amount of inventory, we are unable to search for the lightest Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth bats.
The description of the Louisville Slugger ash bat says it is approximately -3 to -4 while the Rawlings ash bat says it is -7 to -8. What is the reason for the large weight difference in the two bats of the same price of $29.99?
Not all wood bats are the same and different cuts of wood can vary greatly in consistency. The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth bat does have a longer taper and thicker handle, which both attribute to a heavier weighted bat than the Rawlings Ash Wood Bat: 242J Youth bat.
I have heard that the majority of the wood for Louisville Slugger bats comes from Pennsylvania. Is this true?
Yes, Louisville does get most of their wood for their wood bats from Pennsylvania and other northeastern states.
Is the Louisville MLB225YB approved for Little League baseball?
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth is approved for Little League.
I am looking for a Derek Jeter youth wood bat in a 28". Do you have it?
Unfortunately we only have the Louisville Slugger Derek Jeter Ash bat available in adult sizes.
How much does a 27" weigh?
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB has an approximate -4 length to weight ratio, so the 27" would be about 23oz.
How many ounces is this bat?
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB Youth is an Approximate -4 Length to Weight Ratio.
What is the weight of the 31"?
The Louisville MLB225YB Youth bat has an approximate -4 length to weight ratio. This means a 31" model will weigh approximately 27 ounces.
Isn't there a big difference between -8 and -4?
There will be a noticeable difference between the -8 and -4. The -4 is 4 oz. heavier than the -8.
How come one comment said he had the bat professionally weighted and that this bat was actually a -8?
The weight of all wood bats is an approximation, as different types of wood can be used in each bat.
How heavy is the bat if I get a 30in?
The Louisville Slugger Ash Wood Bat: MLB225YB has an approximate -4 length to weight ratio, so a 30" would be about 26 oz.
Is this bat little league approved and what is the BPF on this bat?
Yes. You can use this wood bat in Little League. Wood bats are not required to be tested for BPF. BPF1.15 places an upper limit on a bat's springiness ("trampoline effect") as compared to that of a rigid wall, which equals BPF 1.00. Wood bats are virtually inelastic, with values of slightly more than 1.00.
I have a 13 yr old. He is 5' 3" tall. this yr he is on 90' bases. He swings a 32" 20 ounce metal bat. What size and weight wood bat would you suggest.
It is really a personal preference, I would look at a -5 or a -6 sized wood bat
I have heard from teamates who have this bat that when they bought it at the store all the bats weights felt different. Is there a way i can buy it here and know the exact weight of the bat i am buying?
No two bats are exactly the same due to the moisture and density of the wood. The weights are approximately a -4 length to weight ratio. Meaning they can vary an ounce either way. For instance,a 29 inch bat, could be as light as 24 ounces or as heavy 26 ounces. The bats aren't marked with the exact weights.
My son just purchased athe 225YB Louisville Slugger wooden bat that says powerized next to the emblem It is the 30 inch bat. He really would like to know whose autograph is on the bat. It is not a very clear autograph He It says GRAND SLAM then the autograph and then the words YOUTH BASEBALL He would really like to know if possible what people signed this particular bat. We appreciate your help with this.
There are various player signatures on all the Louisville Slugger 225YB youth bats. The most common are Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Evan Longoria, Dustin Pedroia and Manny Ramirez. Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez's signatures are clear as day and easily identifiable. Derek Jeter's may be a little sloppy with several big loops, but you should be able to recognize the cursive "D" and "J" in his name. Dustin Pedroia's is not very legible, but it has a large "D" followed by what looks like a lowercase "t" then a uppercase "P". Evan Longoria's has an obvious "E" at the beginning and a "#3" engraved under the signature. I hope this helps.
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