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metsmagic18
06-23-2011, 10:20 AM
Answer the question if you can:

Thanks!

tampacannon
06-23-2011, 10:23 AM
I know sometimes you can get broken bats at fanfest.

SolacE
06-23-2011, 11:15 AM
I have gotten 3 in the last 2 seasons at my local minor league games. Well....my 6 year old is actually the one that got 2 of them. They were given to us (her) by the player after the game.

jyosi
06-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Pay attention during the game for which players crack bats and after the game ask them as they leaving the dugout if you can have their cracked bat. That works in the minor leagues. Major leagues is much tougher. You have to form some sort of relationship with a major league player to get any equipment for free.

howiek
06-23-2011, 12:46 PM
I graph with a father and son at Long Island Duck games, the son usually ends up with a lineup card or a bat every time I see them. I think age also plays into things. Its probably easier for a kid to get a bat than an adult. The players just think an adult will turn around and put the bat on ebay

aspoe093
06-23-2011, 12:56 PM
Just ask it can't hurt. Also younger kids and girls are the best way to go. My gf got game used not broken bats from Josh Vitters and Mike Trout

GotDucks?
06-24-2011, 10:42 PM
i got my game used bat from a kid next to me that asked forit and he gave me a part of it but he got a full unbroken game used bat and he gave me the other half........... it was donavan tates bat.

justinhixson
06-24-2011, 10:48 PM
Have fun getting them at a major league game. I know in Cincinnati they sell them in their team shop. They want $500 for a Votto cracked bat.

TTMcardMaster
06-25-2011, 01:31 PM
Don't bother at an MLB game, most are sold during fanfests or something. MiLB, watch out to see if any players crack their bats and then ask later for it...

FloridaGators15
07-10-2011, 04:18 AM
Here is how I obtain all my broken bats...I build a relationship with every player I see...#2 I also take pictures of the ball players, so what I do is I tell the players I will take photos for gf,parents and etc...So I print the photos for them and I tell them I say all I ask for is a broken bat or old cleats or a gu hat when the stuff gets old and I get tons of stuff from the players.And also the player will always sign autographs for me without a problem no matter how tough they get ...Sorry it is such a long read but thats how I get it done.....

GB
Scotty

metsmagic18
07-10-2011, 10:54 AM
I graph with a father and son at Long Island Duck games, the son usually ends up with a lineup card or a bat every time I see them. I think age also plays into things. Its probably easier for a kid to get a bat than an adult. The players just think an adult will turn around and put the bat on ebay

Really? I just tried at a Duck game yesterday, there were a few bats that shattered, but the batboy insisted there weren't.

aspoe093
07-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Don't talk to the batboy-talk to players

philliesman
07-15-2011, 09:14 PM
Yeah, you need to ask the players. I guess Eric Hosmer tried to be sneaky once during one of his minor league games and hand his broken bat off to a teammate so that people wouldnt just ask for a bat cuz it was his. That's my theory at least, because I asked a little known player for the broken bat he was holding and what do you know, it was a Eric Hosmer engraved bat. It just proves you can get lucky sometimes =D classic

GotDucks?
07-15-2011, 09:58 PM
I like the above story but also players broken bats/cracked bats go where all the regular bats go during the game so as a player is walking up you ask them if there is ANY broken/cracked bats and they will give you one if it is there.

loki1230
07-16-2011, 11:32 AM
Don't talk to the batboy-talk to players

Yep. It's from my experience, at least in Scranton, that the batboys and ballboys are not allowed to give out items at all.

jake
07-16-2011, 02:29 PM
Don't talk to the batboy-talk to players

my friend is a bat boy for my local team so he hooks me up with some stuff some times