At E.L. Lumber Company bats are cut and examined throughout our production process. Every once in a while bats are found to have minor blemishes from knots to cosmetic imperfections. Each bat is imaged to assure no imperfections within the first 18” (Handle). Blemishes at these points result in more broken bats and potential injury. They may not be perfect, but they are forged from the same Grade A billets as our pro stock bats. If your just learning to hit with wood, need a quick bat for an upcoming tournament or simply do not want to spend $100 on a bat in fear that it will break…these Funny bones are an exceptional deal!