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McCann swinging the AXE?


Long time reader, first time fanposter.

According to Around the Horn, Brian McCann will be one of only two players in the bigs (the other being Rollins) to use the axe handle bat. (http://www.axebat.com/)

Not sure if this is actually true or not, I would think that would be a pretty substantial equipment change for a professional athlete, although McCann has changed his mask style and gone through several eye wear changes so it wouldn't surprise me all that much. Also, this video of a recent rehab game shows him with a normal bat knob.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juSNEYUySwU

Seeing as how I have never played baseball at any real competitive level, can anyone provide any insight on how the difference in handle could affect the swing? I can imagine how putting a similar grip on a golf club could really change the way I swing, and I feel like it would give you less control over the club, and would think it would have the same effect on the bat as well.

Thoughts?

Rob

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