"The factory tour was very interesting. We learned about the fascinating details that go into the specification and manufacturing of custom baseball bats for Major League players. The variables are so numerous as to be dazzling: the weight of the bat, the distribution of that weight, the diameter of the bat (at multiple points along its length), the profile of the various tapers, the texture of the finished bare wood, and the stain or varnish finish that is applied. We learned a only few of the endless details that go into running this very successful business. For baseball fans, examining many of the finished bats and realizing that they bore the names of some of the biggest players in MLB was a brush with fame"