Friday, November 02, 2012

Batter up

Dear readership,

Johhnyville Slugger is the brainchild of one Johnny Smatana, who is a bonafide wild man that also happens to make the most beautiful personalized handmade baseball bats you've ever seen. The lead time for each bat is about ten days, but things get a little dicey as the holidays approach, so if any of you boppers out there want to get in on this action before the big guy in the red suit slides down the chimney, you might want to hop over to the Johnnyville Slugger website and get makin' with an order.


When placing your order, tell Smatana that Erin O'Brien says flavored vodka is candy ass and he'll give you a 5 percent discount.

I swear you people do not deserve me.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Belly on up for some more pix of the shop, which is a must-see if you're ever in Cleveland.

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Big Mark 243 said...

But I don't know anyone who plays baseball... or who could use a bat... (jus' lettin' you know I am still lurikin' about..!)

Kirk said...

Baseball bats don't just come off the assembly line? Interesting. Maybe players just feel they can hit better and farther if they're custom made.

Anonymous said...

Erin-When I saw the title to this post I thought it was another food-related post.


John Venlet said...

"When placing your order, tell Smatana that Erin O'Brien says flavored vodka is candy ass and he'll give you a 5 percent discount."

Erin, that has to be the best discount code, ever.

John Venlet said...

Oh, and I agree, wholeheartedly, that flavored vodka is candy ass.

Erin O'Brien said...

Hi guys.

One thing I failed to mention: Smatana hires folks who are down on their luck--really down on their luck. We're talking multiple-conviction-on-parole down on their luck. And he gives them an honest job sanding bats.

Smatana drinks Crown Royal, by the way.

And Kirk, I think the bats are more for display, but I'm sure you could whack a ball with 'em if you were so inclined.

Erin O'Brien said...

And for anyone who missed it: I really do think flavored vodka is candy ass.

Mike Williams said...

Flavored vodka is candy ass. The city has taken away all my bats so thanks for the hook-up.

Michael Lawless said...

Does he make pool cues?

Erin O'Brien said...

No idea ML. Shoot him an email and ask. Tell him the OBster sent you.