As a minority sport, baseball and the relevant equipment can be really difficult to find, especially at good prices. This article gives you tips and advice on the best place to buy baseball balls, such as the Wilson baseball and where to go for the best bargains.
Places to go
Retail stores The best places to go to when looking for baseball equipment are the retail stores. Major sport stores such as JJB and JD offer such equipment at affordable prices but they can be sadly lacking in variety. Stores such as Argos also offer all types of baseball equipment, from balls to bats and gloves. Online There are many sport stores online which offer a vast range of baseball and softball equipment, some of the best being Baseballrampage.com, Baseballandsoftball.co.uk, as well as Decathlon.co.uk.
For the best priced baseball balls, Decathlon.co.uk and Wilkssoftball.co.uk are the best outlets. Both have quite a wide range of baseballs on offer at affordable prices, from the Hurricane, Storm and Tornado baseballs to the Wilson compression and A1030 baseball ranging between £2.99 and £5.99 as from 01.08.11. Baseballandsoftball.co.uk also have low cost baseballs such as the Rawlings OLB3 and ROLB1 priced at £4.00 and £4.49 respectively. This website also has practice and training baseballs and softballs on sale starting from £4.00 per ball, as from 01.08.11. One of the best bargains is Argos' Wilson's Little League baseball kit for junior baseball enthusiasts which, as from the 26.08.11, was priced at the low cost of £24.99, five pounds cheaper than JJB who offered the same set at £29.99, as of the 26.08.11. As always, online shops such as Amazon and eBay can offer the best bargains with cheap second-hand equipment being sold for quite a lot less than the prices mentioned above.
Although the price may be considerably more expensive, if top quality baseball equipment is needed Baseball Rampage and Dicks Sporting Goods website, Baseballrampage.com and Dickssportingoods.com respectively, are the places to go. As of the 25.08.11, both websites had the Diamond D1 pro on offer from £79.99 and different variations of the Diamond D1-PRO ranging from £34.99 to £79.99. The Rawlings baseball is also on offer, the Rawlings baseball being the official baseball of MLB.