Holiday Gift Buying Guide for Christmas 2019!

Posted by Kyle Southerling on

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."

USA Flag

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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Baseball Gifts & Ideas for Coach and Player (Boys and Girls)!

Posted by Kyle Southerling on

Looking for Personalized Sports Gifts for a Special Occasion?

Stuff Some Stockings with the Seed Sack

customizable baseball seed sack

When the 2018 holiday season comes around, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with a great gift idea.

Finding that unique buy is something that can require a long search that leads to many a dead end.

If you have a baseball or softball player in your life, the Seed Sack makes a tremendous gift idea!

There is a long history of ballplayers that love to eat sunflower seeds in the dugout, a tradition that provides a better alternative to an unhealthy tobacco habit.

Even the Little Leaguers can get in on the seed chomping, which is a fun way to encourage them to stay healthy.

Ideal for

  • Birthday
  • Christmas
  • Easter Basket
  • Graduation
  • League Champion Prize
  • Coach!
  • Father's Day
  • Anyone that loves baseball or the outdoors!

Here are the top three reasons why the Seed Sack makes a great gift for the baseball player or fan in your life:

little league baseball players

1) It's Game Ready!

Baseball's Original Seed Sack is designed to be used in the dugout and during play.

Normally, a player would have to carry around a standard pack of sunflower seeds that is not designed for transport, sliding, or aggressive action.

With this great product, players can now take their seeds with them onto the field of play, swigging a handful here and there in between pitches in no time at all. In the dugout, they can whip out the pouch, dump a few seeds into their mouth quickly and easily.

The pouch is designed to snap shut so there is no need to worry about spilling in your pocket.

Baseball players that love to eat seeds will get a kick out of this fun and interesting way to chomp down at the game.

It's a unique and creative gift idea that will make a lasting impression and will be useful for years to come.

Even the average fan that loves to watch every game during the season can use the Seed Sack as a fun way to eat seeds while watching their favorite team. It's up there as one of the best baseball gifts for men!


2) Customizable Names and Logos

If you are going to purchase the Seed Sack as a gift, why not have the person's name printed as an added bonus!

You can get one for everyone in the family, or maybe those two baseball-obsessed brothers that always fight over the same gear. It's also a great idea for the coach!

Have his or her name printed directly on the back side, or simply add the word "Coach" as a nice touch.

This way if you order more than one, each person has their own unique Seed Sack that is unmistakable. It's a great way to create personalized sports gifts that stand apart from the rest.

If you are the coach of a baseball or softball team, why not grab a set for the entire team! You can have customized colors, team logos, and names printed for each player. What a great way to reward your team for all the practice and hard work during the year.

Tournament organizers can reward the top teams with a small gift or memorabilia with a logo and date.

Create lasting memories and hand out something that won't just sit on the shelf collecting dust for years.

It's a portable memory and a gift that keeps on giving. Imagine if each team member received a customized Seed Sack for winning the championship - what a cool way to remember it all!

The great memories will always be at your side as you try to win again and again each year.

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3) Great for Kids

The Seed Sack is designed for just about anyone - but it is especially great for kids. Given that sunflower seeds are a healthy alternative to chewing tobacco, it's a great way to get them started early.

It can also be used for those classic backyard games when all of the kids in the neighborhood get together to have a blast playing the game they love. Boys and girls love them!

The pouch is also super easy to refill, so you can give your kids a few seed refills to go along with their Seed Sack.

It also makes a great stocking stuffer. Get a custom printed pouch for your children and drop it in their stocking for the holiday season.

Pack it with refills and different flavors as a neat way to introduce sunflower seeds to your child this year.

Whether you are looking for coach gifts or baseball gifts that will make a lasting impression, the Seed Sack is sure to bring a smile to the fanatical fan in your life.

Drop in from time to time to check out new designs, package deals, or other great ways to bring friends and family the ultimate player's system for sunflower seeds!

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Baseball's Original Seed Sack is Proud to Partner with the Babe Ruth League

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Babe Ruth League, Inc.

A Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Organization for 4 to 18 Year Old Players
International Headquarters:  1670 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone:  609-695-1434  Fax: 609-695-2505


To:         Babe Ruth League Membership

From:    Steven M. Tellefsen, President/CEO

Date:    February  2018

Re:      Babe Ruth League Welcomes New Teammate Baseball’s Original Seed Sack, #TobaccoFreeBaseball

Babe Ruth League, Inc. is proud to announce its new relationship with Seed Sack.  

There’s no denying that sunflower seed eating in baseball and softball has become a solid tradition.  Whether you’re cheering on your kid at a Babe Ruth League game or watching the professionals play, chances are you will see players consuming sunflower seeds from time to time.  Baseball’s Original Seed Sack was born from a very simple necessity – managing the sunflower seed habit.  The issue of seeds in our pockets, in the bottom of our athletic bags, in the washing machine, on the floor of the car, needed to be addressed.  And Baseball’s Original Seed Sack was the solution.

Seed Sack is a unique, single hand operated, seed pouch designed specifically to fit in your back pocket.  It is constructed of high quality, raw, 10 oz duck canvas (also available in baseball leather) with a high-quality bronze squeeze frame.  Construction is topped off with hand sewn authentic baseball or softball stitching.  The easy to use squeeze mechanism allows for single hand operation so ballplayers don’t have to put down their mitt.  They simply reach into their back pocket, grab the Seed Sack, dispense the seeds into their mouth, and return the Seed Sack to their pocket.

If you are looking for a special gift or unique fundraiser for your team, request Baseball’s Original Seed Sack.  Sunflower seeds are a healthy alternative for ballplayers, and Seed Sack offers great customization options.  Choose from shapes, colors – add names, numbers – design the perfect gift or fundraiser.

Babe Ruth League and Seed Sack share a common vision – Tobacco Free Sports.  While many worthy endeavors have been made to limit and ban the use of tobacco products, it is important that we continue to educate our youth on the dangers of tobacco.  Babe Ruth League has banned the use of tobacco products on all fields and dugouts for both local league and tournament competition.  Seed Sack has worked hard and continues to fight the culture of tobacco use in sports by creating cool alternatives to dangerous tobacco habits.  In the future, they will be sharing components of their campaign with the Babe Ruth League membership.

For further information and/or to design and purchase your customized Seed Sacks, please visit   



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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!

 baseball sack for sunflower seeds

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