Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

In Russia there is almost no baseball games but there are too many baseball bats. Usually it’s not being used for a peaceful sports at all. Many shops sell this “sports equipment” ambiguous inscriptions, hinting you can use it for much more than just playing¬†baseball.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Even maths teachers use it for intimidation.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Even in middle school

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

You got bear? We got a baseball bat, beware bear!

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

They sell them pink and smaller too for the girls, somewhere near the pink plush bears.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

“Throw away baseball bat from your car, put there a golf club. In a road rage fight you would look much more classy”. Such “motivating” quotes are popular on Russian social networks, hinting that almost anyone is having some sort of a weapon in their car for the road situations.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Dogs use them too.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Some bats have the quotes from Russian criminal law on them telling that: “According to part 6 of Russian Federal Law use and owning of shock-crushing weapons is prohibited except SPORTS EQUIPMENT (in bold)”. So you can’t have a police-like baton in the car – it’s prohibited but you can have a baseball bat because its sporty.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Another sticker – “Baseball bat is a sports equipment and not a weapon. You can transport it in your car, it’s not forbidden”.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Another Russian joke about the baseball bats:

“Good evening, I want to buy a baseball bat”

“Would you beat people with it?”

“No, I would play baseball”.

“Oh, right, Russia is a capital of baseball”.

So, sort of anyone knows why do you buying a bat.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Some go further and start modifying their bats so that they be true weaponry indeed.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Even such simple hack turns it into a medieval club.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Some bats are sold with such smily faces and words like “kids let stay friendly!”.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

“Collectivization tool”

“I didn’t insult you, I told you a right thing”

“Shock cam mechanism”

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

“Off switch”.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

“Democratizer”

“Toothpick”

“Pointer to your mistakes”

“Hi from Sevastopol”.

Choose any you like.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

“An Argument”.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Here are some weird ones.

The flag-colored one says “For Motherland!”

Yellow one is saying: “Best friend of a Taxi driver”

Black-white with soft white parts says “with a silencer”.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

And yes, here is where it’s usually stored, to the left from the driver seat, most fast access. Getting a Russian Uber or Russian taxi – take a look there – the driver probably has a bat or another type of a weapon over there.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Here it’s sold like “set for a motorist” – “collection of the useful accessories” – wooden bats.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Here the seller called them “incense sticks”.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Some have very intricate carvings on them.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Like medieval knights were decorating their favorite weapons, the swords, this way Russian drivers decorate their bats.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Traditional Russian style, costs extra.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Like, before you could get yourself a Russian souvenir just cups or wooden spoons, now a traditionally painted wooden baseball bats are avail too.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Car and the bat goes hand by hand in Russia.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

This is some pagan work.

Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Ladies carry ones sometimes too.

2 thoughts on “Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia”

  1. Here in the USA, if you have a baseball bat in your car (for whatever reason) there are lawyers that want you to have a baseball and glove in the car too. That way the lawyer can easily say that you had the bat for playing baseball.

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