Jack White Is Making Baseball Bats

April 19, 2016

Although the famous meme suggests otherwise, Jack White really loves baseball.

Jack White loves baseball so much that he has actually began his own line of handmade baseball bats. Partnering with Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, White is now an investor with Warstic, an independent sporting goods company founded by minor league player Ben Jenkins.

A press release by White reads the following:

"I discovered the Warstic company through my love of design. I was drawn to what Ben Jenkins was doing at Warstic by the simplicity and harshness of the designs. Most baseball bats and equipment in the sports world do not impress me much, but I think that there is a lot of room to explore aesthetic ideas in just baseball alone that can bring beauty and purpose to the weapons that athletes use to accomplish their goals. This can be accomplished not only through form following function, but also to bring in outsider ideas into the zone of athletics steeped in history and sometimes bogged down by its own weight. Wars tic is incredibly inspiring to me in this fashion, and I think we can make beautiful object for not only professionals, but also young children just beginning to understand how important the tools of the trade are to their passion for competition."


2 fresh fungos arriving in Arlington #texas for the big boss today! #banister #skipper #rangers #fungos @rangers

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