Holiday Gift Buying Guide!

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Snow melting fastball comin' at ya!

santa claus playing baseball

Wondering what kind of gift to get the baseball player in the family? We've got you covered!

Baseball's Original Seed Sack is quite possibly the most perfect stocking stuffer ever conceived!


Our holiday selection guide will help guide you through the gift giving process. There are a few ways to "grab your sack," so we want to make sure that we steer you in the right path.

Classic Seed Sack

There's nothing like a classic. This is the tried and true version and one of our most popular products. If you are looking for the perfect gift idea for the ballplayer in your family, you absolutely cannot go wrong with this version. It comes fully loaded with 6 oz of seeds to get your started. Highly recommended addition - refill packs that will reload your sack when you need it most.

Customized Seed Sack

Now here's a great idea for the whole family. With the customized Seed Sack, you can add your favorite team colors. Best of all, you can add a name and number! Grab one for each member of the family, each member of the baseball team, or everyone you love! This version is great because it makes a fantastic personalized gift for Christmas that the recipient will remember for a lifetime. Add nicknames or real names, the choice is up to you!

Wheelhouse Collection

This is a great option for the hardcore player. When baseball is life, you can't go wrong with a Seed Sack that says "Baseball is Life." The Wheelhouse collection offers a variety of options for a variety of personalities. Need a gift idea for coach? Why not grab the "Coach" Seed Sack! Got a lefty on the team? Go with "Lefty Lifestyle."

Flag/Country

Represent your country or heritage with a great Flag Seed Sack! From the USA, to Canada, to Puerto Rico, you can add some national flair to your sack and show it off with pride as you take the field. Great for a trip to the Little League World Series!

Flavored Seeds

Need to stuff that stocking to the brim? Why not load up on sunflower seed refills from Bigs Seeds. We offer a variety of tasty flavors such as Old Bay and Bar-B-Q. Switch it up from inning to inning or game to game and enjoy all of your favorite flavors.

Gift Card

Got someone in the family who you can never seem to please? Hand them a gift card and call it a day. "Customize it yourself!" you assert, as you smile and hand them the most satisfying opportunity they have gotten all year.

If you've been good this year, maybe Santa will drop in on your team this season!

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Top 5 Characters on Every Baseball Team

Posted by Kyle Southerling on

Every team is the sum of its parts. Many people think that chemistry is more important than raw talent.

We've all been part of a baseball or softball team at some point in our lives, even if it's just a casual back yard pickup game. During the summer months, businesses trot our their company teams to have some competitive fun while grilling hot dogs and drinking some beer.

Over the years, we've come to recognize that there are about 5 character archetypes on every squad. From little league to the pros, at some point every team has been made up of the following characters!

 

1) The Loud Mouth


There's always that one guy that simply doesn't know how to shut up, for good or for bad. He'll stand at the top of the dugout and harass the umpire. He'll boisterously cheer for his teammates when things are going well.

When he strikes out, the ump will get a whiff of his seed-breath as he goes toe to toe in a shouting match about the strike zone.

Out in the field, The Loud Mouth is constantly sending vibes toward the pitcher and always takes the time to remind everyone how many outs there are.

Opposing pitchers fear the base-running Loud Mouth, as he relentlessly trolls the mound or shouts encouragement to his buddy at bat. When it comes to team spirit this guy does it all.

 

2) The Beast

The cleanup. The 4 hitter.

Every team knows they need a beast.

Here's a guy that strikes fear into the opposing team as they shout "baaaaaaack it uuuuup" when he walks to the plate.

With seemingly only one type of swing, The Beast knows how to absolutely demolish a pitch by putting every ounce of power into it.

Unfortunately, The Beast is used to seeing the letter K because he doesn't know how to lay off a pitch out of the zone. He'll put so much energy into one monster swing only to see the pitch bounce in the dirt before it even reaches the plate.

Everyone eagerly anticipates a plate appearance by The Beast, but they far too often feel the cool wind from his whirlwind hack at a garbage pitch.

3) The "Always On" Guy


Every team seems to have that one guy that is simply clutch.

Whether he's at the plate or shagging flies deep in the gap, The "Always On" Guy is the team leader and MVP.

The best example is of course the legendary Benny "The Jet' Rodriguez from The Sandlot.

You can always rely on him to get a base knock to drive in that go-ahead run at the top of ninth. He can lay down a bunt or turn a double play like clockwork. Coaches love this player because he can simply do it all. Need to swipe a bag? "Always On" Guy. Need to drive a line drive single to advance the runners? "Always On" Guy. Recurring all-star and sometimes coach of the team.

 

4) The 9

On almost every team, there is someone that is the opposite of the "Always On" Guy. This person is known as The 9, because he of course bats last.

The 9 is generally the least athletic member of the team, but tends to contribute in some other way such as playing first base coach or keeping score. The 9 is also the voice of reason when things get heated and egos start to clash in the dugout.

When the game is on the line, the last person you want to see walking out of the dugout is The 9. It often takes an absolute miracle for him to make contact and more often than not he's seeing Ks.

This player also tends to be a nerd and contributes to game time strategy on the fly. He also gets stuck manning the grill since he's never even sniffed second base. Every team has The 9, but he serves his purpose.

 

5) The Arm

The arm is the best pitcher on the team. You wish you could play The Arm every single game.

Just like The Beast approaching the plate, The Arm approaching the mound brings about a sense of power and energy to the rest of the team. You know he is going to go out there and throw fireballs that the other team just can't keep up with.

Complemented well by The Loud Mouth, The Arm tends to pitch even better when he's on a roll and the team is fired up.

Returning to the dugout and giving The Arm a pat on the back is commonplace.

In rare circumstances The Arm is also The 9, but we'll take it.

Got a great team of characters? Grab a customized Seed Sack for each one and drop their nickname right on the back!

 

Learn about our team of characters here.

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The Seed Sack All-Time Fantasy Baseball Team

Posted by Christie Marinari on

Many of us love to play fantasy sports, as it gives us a chance to play GM and compile a team of all-stars to dominate friends and family each year.

But we like to take it a step further - what if you could compile a team made from any baseball players, real, imaginary, long-gone...

If you could pick an ultimate squad that you could trot onto the field to decide the fate of Earth, who would it be?

benny the jet rodriguez

We present the Seed Sack All-Time Fantasy Baseball Team!

Pitcher - Henry Rowengartner (Rookie of the Year)

Let's be honest. The kid can throw 103 mph heaters consistently and absolutely torch unsuspecting batters due to his canon-like arm. We love this pick because he brings overwhelming domination combined with the inevitable fact that the competition will underestimate his ability. If you had to face a twelve year old kid, what would you think?

Catcher - Yogi Berra

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

We certainly came to a fork in the road while trying pick a catcher that can handle the Rookie of the Year, but if we have to reach back in to the annals of time, we are taking all-time legend Yogi Berra to get the job done. With an amazing stat line and some of the best one-liners in history, there is no question that Yogi Berra gets the call to don the mask.

Third Base - Mike Schmidt

I don't think there is any question that Michael Jack Schmidt is playing third base for team Seed Sack. Is there even a contender that can challenge him for the position? Time and time again Schmidt proved that he is the king of the hot corner during his time with the Phillies, leading them to a World Series Title in 1980. This might have been the easiest selection by far.

Short Stop - Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez (The Sandlot)

The Jet can play any position due to his incredible athleticism, but we are plugging him into the short stop position to take advantage of his speed and agility. He can run faster and jump higher than anyone around and has the mustache to back it up. If team Seed Sack ever gets caught in a pickle, we know the odds are in our favor with Benny on the field.

Second Base - Jackie Robinson

There are few men that have contributed as much to the game as Jackie Robinson. His sheer presence on the field would inspire and lift our team to new heights. A six-time all-star and World Series champion, Jackie Robinson is a one of a kind legend that deserves his place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

First Base - Lou Gehrig

Here's another no-brainer. The "Iron Horse" played in a then-record 2,130 consecutive games (which was passed by Cal Ripken Jr.). Although Gehrig is mostly known by the disease that took his life, his accomplishments in the world of baseball are simply stunning. He had 23 career grand slams!

Left Field - Ted Williams

Arguably one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Ted Williams is a household name. In his 19 year career, he managed a .344 average, 521 homers, 1839 RBIs, 1798 runs scored, 2654 base hits, 525 doubles, a .482 on base percentage and a .634 slugging percentage. Those are eye-popping stats that simply cannot be denied!

Center Field - Willie "Mays" Hayes (Major League)

OK, so maybe the guy can't hit very well, but we have already stacked this team with sluggers. If you are going to be playing center field, you need speed to cover some serious ground. We need a prolific base stealer on this squad so for that reason we summon Willie "Mays" Hayes to get the job done.

Right Field - Babe Ruth

It's basically impossible to have an ultimate team without Babe Ruth. Nuff' said.

Relief Pitchers - Mariano Rivera, Ricky Vaughn (Major League)

If you want consistency and reliability out of the pen, then we will without a doubt take Mariano Rivera. If we need intimidation and cutoff sleeves, Ricky Vaughn gets the call. Either way, we like our options.

Coach - Jimmy Dugan (A League of Their Own)

Sometimes you need a man that has experience with a real cast of characters, among other things. The Seed Sack all-star team could probably manage itself, but we will add Jimmy to the dugout to keep things in line.

So there you have it, our all time fantasy baseball team!

If you have an all-time team, please list it in the comments below.

If your team is already full of shining-stars, then make sure everyone has a Seed Sack in their pocket when they take the field!

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Epic Baseball Sunflower Seeds Video Post

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Spring training is right around the corner!

Check out this awesome compilation of baseball players eating sunflower seeds and goofing off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, sunflower seeds are just a part of the game! Sure, a few dugouts were wrecked in the making of these videos, but we'd rather that than a bad tobacco habit right?

Many of these players don't even realize that the Seed Sack would allow them to bring their seeds right onto the field of play! Head on over to the product store to grab yours or customize one for you and the whole team.

Contact us if you are interested in a large bulk order for Little League Tournaments or any other reason to spit seeds!

customized Seed Sack for the whole team

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Top 10 Reasons to Own a Seed Sack if You're a Ballplayer

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1) Sunflower seeds are healthier than chewing tobacco

Baseball players are known to be fond of two habits in particular when strategizing in the dugout between innings - huge wads of dip, and an endless amount of sunflower seeds. One of these two is far healthier than the other - can you guess which one?

Little Leaguers, in particular, have plenty of reasons to emulate the pros, but when it comes to chew, it's far from a good idea. The Seed Sack is the perfect utility carrier to store sunflower seeds while you wait for your next at-bat. Dive head first into the dirt, and the Seed Sack will hold up. Can the traditional seed package even compare?

 

2) Quick and Easy

The beauty of the Seed Sack is that you can pull it out of your pocket, toss back some seeds, and then return it to your pocket while the pitcher is preparing for his next throw. With the standard seed bag, you'll be messing around trying to pull the package in and out of your pocket, losing half the seeds in the grass before you manage to get some in your mouth. If you have a glove on one hand, the other should have a Seed Sack when you down your seeds.

 

3) Lightning fast refills

If you keep a large quantity of seeds in the dugout, all you have to do is grab your sack and refill it on the spot. No need to find another bag or mess around with packaging between innings or at practice. Whenever you need to transition from the dugout to the outfield, all you need to do is make a quick pit stop.

 

4) Easily brandable

Bring the whole team together with the creative customization and logo options. You can customize it with each player's name, jersey number, or anything else that you think captures the spirit of the team. If you are the league commissioner, reward this year's winner with their own Seed Sack that has the league logo and perhaps the kingly title of "Champions!"

 

5) Seeds bring the team together

This video explains it all...

 

6) Perfect for the "all-out" player

There's always that one player on the team who slides head first no matter what, or hits the dirt shagging fly balls in the outfield on nearly every play. If this is you, you'll find that the Seed Sack's open and close mechanism will prevent your stash from spilling out in your pocket and all over the field. Feel free to get those pants dirty, because that's what baseball is all about.

 

7) Ideal for any outdoor sport or hobby

Many people who enjoy the outdoors have more than one hobby! This clever little device is so easily portable that you can take it with you on fishing and biking trips, a hike through the woods, or to the sidelines of any game you attend. It's the best solution for the active sunflower seed enthusiast!

 

8) Umpire friendly

The guy in blue often takes a lot of heat. He's battle hardened and doesn't take BS from anybody. He doesn't have time to put up with a sub-par product. He reaches in one pocket to click the strike counter, and the other to quickly access his seed stash. End of story.

 

9) Coaches love them

Except for the occasional face-to-face showdown with the Ump, the coach is often resigned to the dugout. Do you think he wants to deal with a new package of sunflower seeds every five minutes? The answer is no, and the Seed Sack provides that essential efficiency that every coach likes, 1-2-3. Not to mention it makes a great gift idea!

 

10) Made in the good old USA

Just like baseball, the Seed Sack is made in the USA! This product is designed with the spirit of baseball in mind - passion, toughness, and of course, fun! If you are looking for the next great dugout gadget, look no further than Baseball's Original Seed Sack.

 

Grab one for the whole team. Order today.

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