From The Dugout

Welcome to this week’s installment “From the Dugout” which takes a dive into understanding the optimal bat/ball impact location known as the “sweet spot”.

At Leadbury we are extremely dedicated to growing our own understanding of baseball bat mechanics and helping transfer that knowledge to our customers. Our Engineered to Outperform mindset encompasses everything we do at Leadbury. We have combed through the available technical literature on this topic to bring an easy to understand summary to you.

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Welcome to this week’s installment “From the Dugout” covering kiln drying and why it matters to your bat. Kiln drying is a necessary evil in every area of wood manufacturing, often overlooked and outsourced by many baseball bat manufacturers.  Kiln drying can significantly aid or hinder performance, durability and safety on the field.
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Welcome to the second installment of The Sweet Spot, a monthly newsletter from the owner of Leadbury Bat Co Mitchell Godkin. It is a new year and I hope everybody had an enjoyable Christmas holiday. It is back to work here at Leadbury and we are full steam ahead preparing for the 2019 baseball season. There are many exciting things to come in 2019 from us here at Leadbury, and in this edition of The Sweet Spot I am going to highlight a few of those for you.
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Do I have to swing my bat label up? Is it fact or fiction? In this installment from The Dugout we are going to settle this often misunderstood piece of baseball lore once and for all. 
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In such a traditional sport, it’s hard to imagine new discoveries could be made in baseball bat technology. Much less by a 20-year-old from a rural village who is still studying engineering at university.

However, Mitchell Godkin has experienced a wonderful synchronicity of skill sets that developed into an opportunity to create a new kind of baseball bat that in his testing so far, offers more strength and flex than traditional bats. 

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