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.
“The Boys of Summer”… is there really a question about the definition? We understand that most of us believe it generally refers to America’s favorite past time: Baseball. Don Henley even wrote a song “Boys of Summer” but the meaning of that song remains in question. Some believe it refers to the Brooklyn Dodgers but it really doesn’t matter. The real “Boys of Summer” are the Little League Ballplayers around the world that compete for the coveted prize of the Little League World Series Champions. The athletes that compete for this prize dwarfs the number of major league ballplayers competing for similar accolades today. It is estimated that over 400,000 athletes start the competition before it is whittled down to the final 2 teams. That’s intense. That’s Baseball.
This event is inspiring on many levels. The talent and dedication is unrivaled. These kids are the best of the best in their craft. The great plays, the teamwork, the outstanding pitching, fielding, hitting, and let’s not forget the heartache and tears that comes with this level of expectation and talent. The lows are low and the highs are extraordinary. That’s life and a rewarding lesson that impacts these kids for the rest of their lives.This journey for the Little Leaguers starts well before they make an “Allstar” team just weeks before the tournament commences in the summer. This journey begins at age 6, 7, 8, 9 etc for these kids watching their baseball heroes on TV whether it be the Little League World Series stars such as Mo’ne Davis or College World Series Stars like Pavin Smith, or even MLB World Series MVPs like Madison Bumgarner.
Relive the epic Postgame speech by Dave Belisle from the 2014 Little League World Series:
But let’s be honest, it’s not just the kids engrossed in this annual event It’s the parents as well. Year after year we find ourselves in awe of these young international athletes as they arrive in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the World Series. We watch our children make the journey both athletically and emotionally all the while understanding the odds. But that does not stop the dream from growing, sometimes uncontrollably. With every win these little heroes become professional ball players, at least in our eyes. But, let’s be realistic. Baseball is a team sport, much larger than any individual athlete. And not just the players. At this level the responsibility lies mostly with the supporting cast of parents and coaches dedicated to the development of the kids. Keep them away from tobacco, and encourage sunflower seeds instead.
What’s going to be the next headline? What Cinderella Team makes their move? Who’s going to be the next Mo’ne Davis or Danny Almonte? That’s what keeps us glued to the TV and cheering along the way. For most it’s about the journey. When the winner is crowned triumphant most sit back with profound admiration and simply smile at the journey and satisfied with the emotional ride we just completed. Reward them with a gift!
Here’s to the real “Boys of Summer.” Thank you for taking us on this annual journey.
Tobacco use in professional sports today may be less obvious but, contrary to what we want to believe, it is firmly embedded into our athletic culture: As many as 54% of High School athletes have used smokeless tobacco in the last 12 months.In particular, the Baseball Tobacco Culture is healthy.Yes, pun intended.While attempts are made to curtail its use the reality is that it remains a constant temptation to our up and coming ballplayers.Who can blame them?When a badass ballplayer is dropping bombs and packing a lip at the same time it’s hard to ignore.And hard to resist.We’ve all seen the images of the big baseball grins with a handful of “Red Man” packed into the lip with a few strands hanging out just for the theatre of it.Perfect advertising.
We are reminded every day that this problem is not going away soon.
1.52% of college baseball players use smokeless tobacco.
2.Half a million boys begin using smokeless tobacco between the ages of 12-17.
3.Baseball has the highest level of smokeless tobacco use in all major sports.
4.Tony Gwynn died from mouth cancer at age 54 as a result of smokeless tobacco.
The same colleges that have banned the use of tobacco have coaches and trainers walking around using.It doesn’t stop there.The National Scouting events that host 300 teams a week (roughly 6,000 players) are showcases for teenage ballplayers to exhibit their talents.The sad reality is that it also is a forum for scouts to showcase their tobacco use.We’re not judging here… most of these scouts / coaches have been entrenched in the baseball culture for many years and have grown up using tobacco.It’s a Right of Passage.Yeah, Welcome to the Bigs.
The efforts to limit, or ban, tobacco use are worthy endeavors and should continue.But it’s not as simple as colleges or the pros having strict guidelines.Think about it:there are 1,200 players in the MLB at any given time but over 4 million Little League participants, 500,000 High School players, adult leagues, travel academy teams, American Legion teams, the list goes on and on.The vast majority of ballplayers will never play on a college diamond let alone a major league field.And they play anything from stick ball to half ball.They play on the local neighborhood fields or playgrounds as a way to continue the dream and reenact a Barry Bonds Home Run or Pete Rose head first slide.These are the players that we are trying to reach.The grass roots players who aren’t looking for glory: Just a pickup game to earn a few bragging rights.
The question becomes, how do you reach this group?How do you change behavior?One way is to offer an equally appealing alternative.Something just as kickass.Think back:You’re playing stickball, Johnny is pitching, bases loaded (although it’s just you and Johnny playing), 2 outs, game 7 of the World Series, and bottom of the ninth.The game is tied. You step into the batter’s box as Johnny is getting his sign.He spits off to the side of the mound as you adjust your figurative cup.In other words, you “Grab Your Sack!”
Baseball’s Original Seed-Sack is a product that brings it all together.From its construction to its authentic classic baseball look and feel, the Seed-Sack provides our ballplayers with a healthy alternative.Sunflower seeds are a great source of nutrition with Vitamins B-1 & E and best of all it can be introduced to ballplayers of all ages.Let’s change some habits and Grab Your Sack!