How do I take care of a Tee Ball baseball bat?
Regarding temperature and bats of different materials, many people believe that composite bats tend to be much more sensitive to temperature than alloy bats. However, a bat of any material will run a higher chance of becoming damaged when its used in lower temperatures. Many manufacturers have their own suggestions on minimum temperatures that their bats should be used in. However, as a rule of thumb, we recommend that you avoid (or attempt to limit) using your bat in temperatures below 55 degree Fahrenheit. There isn't a maximum temperature that you should avoid using your bat in; however composite bats tend to have slightly increased pop in hotter weather.
- Limit the use of your game bat in the batting cage. Save the wear and tear for when it really matters: in the game.
- Do not use dimpled balls to practice with. These balls can have damaging effects on your bat.
- Limit the number of teammates that use the same bat. Bats DO break. The fewer hits on the bat, the better chance you have at lasting durability.
- Do not use your bat to knock dirt off of your cleats. This can damage the bat.
- If using a wood bat, swing with the label facing toward you. This is a common mistake and often will lead to a prematurely broken bat.