Frequently Asked Questions
Why did you make the bat?
Because I wanted to make a nice gift for my friend for his birthday.
Why did you name it “The Great Derecho”?
Since it was made out of a tree branch that fell in my yard from the Derecho storm, I thought it would be a good name. And it kind of sounded like ‘The Great Bambino’ from Sandlot.
How did you make the original bat?
I whittled it with my Grandpa Joe’s whittling tool and sand paper.
Have you seen the movie “The Natural”?
I haven’t seen the movie, but since everyone is asking me that, I think I will watch it.
How long did it take you to make “The Great Derecho”?
It took over 10 hours because I made it by hand. With these new orders, I am going to use a Lathe and my grandpa is going to help me.
What are you going to do now and how can other people get involved?
Since so many people have asked, I am going to start making bats for people so they can remember this tragic storm and help people who are suffering because of it. $20 of every bat purchase will be donated to The Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation Disaster Relief Fund.