The slick designs of Jeremy Mitchell's hand-painted baseball bats are what caught my eye, but his mission inspired this post: A portion of the proceeds of each bat sale go directly to a charity (RBI) that helps revive baseball in America's inner cities.
"I saw the awesome things they were doing, not only with the skateboards, but also in their community," he said. "They hire, train, and mentor inner-city kids. It's an amazing company."
Jeremy gets his solid maple bats from a maker outside of Nashville, and designs and hand-paints each of them with a variety of colors based on different parts of baseball history. They're named after banner Series years or great baseball towns, for example "1988" for the LA Dodgers or "The Boston."
Wouldn't they be the perfect gift to present to a beloved coach or for a friend who already owns every last bit of their team's merchandise you can think of? You can order them on his website, or, if you happen to be in Nashville this weekend, he'll be selling them at the Porter Flea on Saturday from 10am-5pm. He'll also soon be adding a group of mini bats to the roster, which will retail for $110 and would be the ultimate off-register baby gift for future sluggers!