TOWN 'N COUNTRY — As baseball season quickly approaches, Little League and school teams around Tampa Bay gear up for another season.
My Bat Flip hopes to take advantage of the timing with a new retail store and indoor batting cage for players of all ages.
The store offers major-brand gear, but features other brands that can't be found at most large sporting goods stores.
Costa Christou, president, and his brother-in-law, Drew Beatty, vice-president, relocated from Atlanta to open My Bat Flip after they visited the area for a baseball tournament and couldn't find the equipment they needed.
The store carries a large variety of wood and metal bats, gloves and accessories.
"The wood bats we'll have are Tucci Lumber, Marucci, Old Hickory, Louisville Slugger and DeMarini," said Christou. "We'll have the Little League metal bats, batting gloves, bat grips and all the fielding gloves, including the top brands like A2000 and Heart of the Hide gloves."
My Bat Flip also has an online store, and offers team orders and special orders.
My Bat Flip's indoor batting cage features a pitching mound and allows players to try out equipment. The cage can also be rented out for lessons.
On Saturday, My Bat Flip holds its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During that time, items in the retail store will be 10 percent off.
My Bat Flip is at 13323 W Hillsborough Ave., Suite 101. For more information, call (813) 316-8805, or visit mybatflip.com.
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