"Your bat is your weapon," Chase Utley says. "[It's] important to have a bat you like, gives you that confidence, and if you have that confidence, you're going to be successful."
Some people use a saw and a hammer, some people use a calculator, some people use a MacBook, and some lucky individuals get to use a baseball bat and a leather glove as the tools of their trade. Something about a baseball bat being made is fascinating. We posted about Ryan Howard using Marucci bats back in February of 2008, and here's a video about how Marucci bats are made. Chase Utley talks about his wood in part 2 below. Plus, totally awesome beards.