Line Drivers

Kerrigan, Andy
February 2007
SGB;Feb2007, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p42
Trade Publication
The article discusses products by baseball hardgoods manufacturers that perform better and are more appealing. Baseball bat vendors are exploring technologies and materials to give consumers a competitive edge. Easton Baseball/Softball is concentrating on composite materials and fiberglass. Blending composite and aluminum to form a hybrid technology could be successful. Matt Arndt, vice president of Easton, comments on the composite market.


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