March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in News

Swing XP a Big Hit at 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings

Swing XP a Big Hit at 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings

Swing XP offered attendees and visitors an amazing hitting experience at the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Baseball players, coaches, writers, exhibitors and attendees were able to take a few swings and experience first-hand just how great the Swing XP practice bat is.

Those who took six swings in the Swing XP inflatable batting cage were entered into a daily contest to win a t-shirt, and we also conducted a social media Instagram contest offering those who get the most “Likes” while posting about Swing XP a chance to win a Swing XP bat. Keep visiting SwingXP.com to find out who won the Instagram contest!

Adult and youth Swing XP aluminum bats can be purchased at select Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sport Chalet locations.

Check out the flurry of activity at our booth:

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Chris Shocklee, Greg Harrell and Don Gibson of Swing XP pose for a picture with 1974 NL MVP Steve Garvey, who spent time at the booth Tuesday morning learning about Swing XP bats. Follow Steve on Twitter.

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Moises Alou Jr. was on hand to take some digs and participate in the Instagram contest. Best of luck to Moises as he is soon to graduate from college! Follow Moises on Instagram.

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David “Boomer” Wells, who threw Major League Baseball’s 15th “Perfect Game” while playing for the New York Yankees in 1998, en route to winning the World Series that year, stopped by to learn about Swing XP bats and bought one to take to his Point Loma High School team practice that afternoon! Follow David on Twitter.

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People of all ages, including this future MLB All-Star, visited the Swing XP booth to improve their swing mechanics and participate in the Instagram contest.

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Pedro Feliz, who hit 20 or more homers in four consecutive seasons during his eight-year stay with the San Francisco Giants, stopped by the batting cage and took a few swings. What bat speed he generated! And, the sound of the bat hitting the ball was memorable. Thanks, Pedro!

#MySWINGXP Instagram Contest Photos

Below are some of the custom Swing XP social media photos that made it up to Instagram for the #MySWINGXP social media contest. Thanks to everyone who participated! And remember, if you haven’t posted your photo yet, you’ve got until Monday, Dec. 15 to complete your entry to win a FREE Swing XP bat!

 

MATT NOKES CONDUCTS FREE SWING XP HITTING CLINIC

One highlight of the week was the hitting clinic given by former MLB Catcher and Silver Slugger Award winner Matt Nokes at the Swing XP inflatable batting cage. There was a great turnout to listen to what Matt had to say about proper swing mechanics and how the Swing XP practice bat can help batters improve their swing.

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Matt Nokes was also on-hand for the free Swing XP hitting clinic conducted at the Hourglass Community Park, San Diego Miramar College the day before the Winter Meetings kicked off.  Matt gave hitting advice to some local youth baseball players, and the hitting clinic concluded with a “Long Ball Hitting Contest.” The kids had a great time and even the San Diego Padres Friar showed up for some free hitting lessons!

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It was a great week of activity for Swing XP at the Winter Baseball Meetings! Thanks to all who stopped by the booth!