Price: $6 (Dicks Sporting Goods)
Construction: 1 piece; injection molded plastic barrel; medium hard plastic
Pros: One piece construction with somewhat thicker plastic than most lower end bats. Another nice point to this bat was that it was SO BAD, that we didn’t bother with a video review. Less work for us, I guess.
Cons: There are a lot of cons with this bat. The major one is the size, measuring in at 29 3/4″ long. Dick’s Sporting Good’s online page for this bat says it’s 34 3/4″ so there may be a longer one out there somewhere. The second major issue is there is very little pop of the bat and the ball does not fly far at all. Finally, and this is purely aesthetic, this bat is completely cheesy looking. You may not be able to tell in the picture, but the logo is on a piece of plastic wrapped around the bat which also serves the purpose of attaching the “grip” to the bat. The grip is completely loose otherwise so you can not hold the handle well when swinging.
Disclaimer: Word on the street is that there is a Sandlot Stick that is 33″-34″ and a much better bat than this. Until we find it, this will remain our review. So, if you know where we can get one, we’d love that information.