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Baseball & Softball Season in Full Swing!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Baseball and Softball season are in full swing. We’re stocked up on pants, belts, socks, helmets, bats, gloves, and all of the essentials.  Check out Baseball Chuck’s videos below to learn more about how to take care of your equipment.

No one knows it quite like Baseball Chuck at Disco Sports. Check in with what’s going on in our baseball department below. Let our knowledgeable staff set you up with the equipment that is perfect for YOU.



Save 15% Off All Indoor Training Shoes!

Monday, November 7th, 2016

As the cold weather sets in, indoor training is a mighty warm welcome. Luckily, Disco Sports is right in step with your soccer & baseball training needs.

15% off all indoor training shoes for soccer and baseball (In store and online) Sale ends November 13th

Shop footwear HERE

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Easton Baseball Demo Day – October 19th

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
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Disco Sports invites you to our Easton Baseball Demo Day! Try out the full range of 2017 Easton bats before you buy. Discounts will be given on the field!!

Wednesday, October 19th • 5:30PM – 8:00PM

7511 Ranco Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Bring your A-Game and we’ll see you on the field! Shop Baseball: HERE


Baseball Demo Day – August 27th!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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The Disco Sports Baseball Demo Day is here! Try out all of our 2017 Easton bats before you buy. Discounts will be given on the field!!

Saturday, August 27th • 10AM – 2PM

Lakeside Little League
6000 Club Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228


15% OFF Baseball!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

You can’t pass up these savings! All Baseball Gear is 15% OFF (restrictions apply)! Click HERE to start saving!

There’s Something About Baseball

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

We love sports.  Pretty much all sports.  We get excited for each new season, pore anxiously over new equipment catalogs, and revel in the satisfaction of introducing new generations to a game.

But there’s something about baseball.

Stanley Cohen said,
“Baseball, almost alone among our sports, traffics unashamedly and gloriously in nostalgia, for only baseball understands time and treats it with respect. The history of other sports seems to begin anew with each generation, but baseball, that wondrous myth of twentieth century America, gets passed on like an inheritance.”

When Tiger Woods was a young rookie on the PGA Tour, Jack Nicklaus, perhaps the greatest to ever swing a golf club, said, “He’s playing a game that I’m not familiar with.”  Golf, like many of today’s sports, has changed dramatically since the days of gutta-percha balls and hickory sticks.  In the early days of football, a 300-lb player would keep his opponents from stepping onto the gridiron.  If you want a good chuckle, watch a video of a college basketball game from the 1950’s.

But there’s something about baseball.

Certainly, the game has changed with player conditioning (and certainly the scourge of steroids).  Many parks now resound with the “ting” of aluminum instead of the crack of ash on leather.  But at its essence, it’s the same game we’ve played for over 100 years.  Lacrosse is like that:  Use this basket on a stick and put the ball into a goal.  There is only so much that one can do with soccer.  Go anywhere in the world, and young men and women, regardless of class or culture, are playing the same sport – maneuvering a ball down a pitch.

But there’s something about baseball.

Carl Sandburg, great American poet, said in his poem “Hit or Miss,”
“I REMEMBER the Chillicothe ball players grappling the Rock Island ball players in a sixteen-inning game ended by darkness.
And the shoulders of the Chillicothe players were a red smoke against the sundown and the shoulders of the Rock Island players were a yellow smoke against the sundown.
And the umpire’s voice was hoarse calling balls and strikes and outs and the umpire’s throat fought in the dust for a song.”

It is a sort of poetry, and a metaphor for life.  A pitcher stands alone and faces down a single batter, resolute in the knowledge that his failure will bring his team leaping into action.  There is no technology that can aid him in his delivery.  There is no clock bringing play to a stop.  It is a dance in stunning silence, punctuated by moments of unbridled excitement.  Perhaps that’s why so many players dream of making “The Big Dance.”

To experience the simple purity of the sport, go watch a little league game.

A young pitcher kicks up puffs of dirt as he digs in for his windup.  He’ll hurl this one like a young Zeus, lightening fast, and surely this one will curve.  He knows it.  It will curve.

The batter stands coiled like a snake.  He’s steely-eyed, and poised, Bunyanesque, with the bat well off the shoulder.  It waves and wobbles, ready for a certain hit.

Contact is made, and a cacophony of directions ring out.  Coaches, players, and parents scream out the play.  Fielders run pell-mell, searching for their spot in the cut-off, positioning for the play.

For that one, brief moment, it could be 1890.  It could be a vacant lot, or Comisky Park, or Wrigley Field.  For that one, brief moment, each player is Ted Williams.  Each young boy or girl harnesses the power of Ty Cobb or Cecil Fielder.  It happens to millions of people every Spring.

There’s something about baseball.

Demo Day with Louisville Slugger!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Hear that? Crack of the bat? Must be time for our first 2014 Demo Day with our good friends from Louisville Slugger! You’ll see all of their latest gear, have a chance to talk to their reps, and more. Plus, you’ll have a chance to test out the FIRST-EVER THREE-PIECE BATS!  Who doesn’t want to do that? Join us on Saturday, January 25th from noon until 4.


Roger Clemens: One More Chapter

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

On July 18, Roger Clemens was found not guilty on six counts of lying to Congress about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs during his time as a MLB pitcher. This jury decision put to end a long and litigious saga that for years cast a dark shadow on Clemens’ illustrious baseball career. After playing baseball at the highest level for 23 years and spending the better part of 5 years embroiled in lawsuits about steroids in baseball, what does a newly-acquitted Roger Clemens want to do?


Play baseball, of course.


On August 20, it came out that Clemens would return to baseball as a pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters, part of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He will pitch in a game for the first time since his retirement in 2007 on August 25.


Inevitably, speculation has already started as to whether this could evolve into a return to the Major Leagues. “I think anything is possible, if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in,” said Clemens in an interview with CBS This Morning. Clemens continued to say, however, that it would be difficult and that he is determined to balance time spent with his family.


At 50 years old, many say that Clemens’ return is a pipe dream. It’s easy to see the perspective of this being Clemens’ attempt to put one more chapter in the story of his career – that his exit from the public eye comes not from Clemens in a courtroom but on a pitching mound. Clemens himself has disputed that narrative, saying to Sports Illustrated “As far as all that stuff going on in D.C., it had no bearing on me needing to play baseball. I just want to play and have fun.”


But let’s remember what made the Roger Clemens controversy so compelling – this isn’t an average baseball player. Clemens’ stat line currently reads at 354 wins, 3.12 ERA, and 4,672 strikeouts (3rd all time). He won 2 World Series, was named to the All-Star team 11 times, and received the Cy Young Award a dominating 7 times (most all time). Clemens made a career out of unprecedented achievements – which was why when he became linked to the divisive PED debate it was such a flashpoint issue. If nothing else, it will be interesting to see his performance in 2012.

Phiten Necklaces

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Join some of the biggest athletes in the world in wearing Phiten’s signature necklaces.

Justin Verlander, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kara Goucher, Jennie Finch, and Eric Gordon are just a few of the world-class athletes who wear Phiten gear.

Necklaces come in the original straight style and the Tornado style – popular in the MLB!


Barry Bonds is a Character

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

We like personality in our sports stars. We like them to have a good story behind them, or some unique characteristic, and a well-defined reputation. We thrive on exploring those personalities in a very public way – look no further than LeBron James.

But we’re also undeniably interested as a culture in the dark side of personalities. We, the media and the people who consume it, can’t help but pay lots of attention to the bad-mouthers and the negative aspects of sports figures. Even if those aspects are only a small part of that person, possibly based on very specific situations.  Look no further than LeBron James.

Sometimes a reputation can follow you forever. Look at Barry Bonds.  His legacy is forever defined by his conviction for obstruction of justice over lying about taking steroids. But his reputation was less than stellar before that – despite his legendary career, he was known as a braggart and a poor teammate. This left him with few defenders by the time of his exit from baseball and subsequent steroids controversy.

So it is with a certain degree of wonder that we now take the news that he wants to come back to the San Francisco Giants as an instructor. Perhaps even more mysterious, though, is his assertion that he “created that guy out there” for entertainment purposes. The larger-than-life, spoiled celebrity image was then presumably not only a persona but an intentionally created one.

What we see here is a man looking to redefine his legacy. One wonders if this approach – calling it all an act, essentially – is the way to win back the hearts of baseball fans and the minds of the Giants office.