The DK Blog

Choosing a Youth Bat

A fluent and strong baseball swing is important. And like all skills, a fluent and strong swing takes practice and time. That’s why teaching your child to swing a bat in a way that enhances his or her swing performance from a young age is important. However, as a swing…

The History of the Baseball Mitt

While nowadays it may be weird to see a baseball player in the field without a baseball mitt, it wasn’t always. In fact, there was a point in time when the mitt was a new form of technology and it was more weird to see a player using a baseball…

The Sweet Spot

Let’s say a pitcher throws a ball at 90 mph. The ball takes about .4 seconds to travel to the mound. This gives the batter about .2 seconds to decide whether or not to swing the bat. And if the pitcher decides to curve or sink the ball, the batter…

Bat Weight

They say hitting the ball is what keeps the game moving, though we think it’s deeper than that. With a quality swing tracker, one that does not just collect swing data and analytics, but rather helps individuals understand and use the data, you have the ability to perfect your swing,…

Diamond Kinetics at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings

Each year, early in December, the professional baseball world convenes for its off season meetings.  As the official ‘hot stove’ event of the professional baseball year, the Winter Meetings become a melting pot of team executives, players, agents, media and beyond.  In more recent years (the winter meetings unofficially date back…

Accuracy Through Instant Replay

Remember in Game 1 of the 1991 World Series when Ron Grant was possibly pushed off first base? How about the 1985 World Series when Jorge Orta’s grounder beat him to first, but the umpire still called him safe? And the 2010 call that cost Detroit Tiger’s pitcher, Armando Galarraga,…

Flat-Seamed Baseballs

PITTSBURGH – A recent study done by the Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory found that a flat-seamed baseball pitched from a machine at the average conditions that a Division I home run is hit (95 mph, 25 degree angle, 1,400 rpm) travelled 20 feet further than a raised-seemed baseball. And…

Diamond Kinetics Featured in Sports Illustrated

In case you missed it, last week Diamond Kinetics was featured in Sports Illustrated as part of a series on sports innovation sponsored by Hyundai.  While this is certainly exciting exposure for our company and technology, the general awareness about how sports innovation and technologies are shaking things up is…

Top Online Resources for Sports and Technology News

Today we live in a world where technology is constantly evolving and with it comes big changes to our everyday lives.  In the context of sports that means the way we watch, play, and practice can change from one day to the next.  We stay as up to date as…