Baseball bats can be expensive, but an expensive bat doesn’t automatically turn a player into a good hitter. “A $300 bat won’t fix your 50 cent swing” is a baseball adage of unknown authorship.
The prices of the bat and the swing often change, but the meaning of the adage is the same. “How you gunna have a 400$ bat & 2$ swing?” was cited on Twitter on September 15, 2011. “We have a saying in softball. ‘A $300 bat don’t fix a $3 swing!’ Go get some lessons first so you didn’t waste your money!” was cited on Twitter on March 2, 2012.
How you gunna have a 400$ bat & 2$ swing? #Lmfao
8:13 PM - 15 Sep 2011
@cliffavril We have a saying in softball. “A $300 bat don’t fix a $3 swing!” Go get some lessons first so you didn’t waste your money!
2:21 PM - 2 Mar 2012
A $400 bat won’t fix your worthless swing.
7:31 PM - 12 Dec 2012
Tony Di Giulio
Dear spoiled kids of America playing youth baseball,
A $300 dollar baseball bat WON’T fix your $1 dollar swing.
6:45 AM - 5 Apr 2014
A 500 dollar bat won’t fix your one dollar swing #baseballism
11:40 AM - 18 May 2014
RECRUITING TIP: YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE An old saying in baseball,"a $300 bat isn’t going to fix your 50cent swing.” http://www.facebook.com/getplayced/posts/419228548235357:0 …
7:16 PM - 12 Jan 2015
CoachLisle.com Baseball & Softball Hitting with Curtiss McCarty and T.J. Housh
August 31, 2015
Remember kids. A $400 bat won’t fix a $4 swing #softball #baseball
USA Today—High School Sports
Recruiting Tip: You are what you are
By Fred Bastie, Playced.com October 26, 2015
There is an old saying in baseball, “A $300 bat isn’t going to fix your 50 cent swing.” The same applies to the college recruiting process. Paying for a professional video or hiring a recruiting service isn’t going to make you Marcus Mariota.