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21st Oct '17 11:04:26 PM BattleMaster
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' also features baseball bats, or "Swatters" as the weapon vendor Moe Cronin calls them. They can be upgraded to aluminum (increasing damage and decreasing weight) and you can add other nasty upgrades to them, like nails, razor blades, or even buzz-saw blades that have been wrapped in barbed wire. A unique bat from the 2076 World Series is squirreled away in Jamaica Plains, and every so often a whack from it can send a hapless foe flying into the distance, dealing [[OneHitKill lethal]] [[LudicrousGibs damage]] if they're unfortunate enough to hit something like a wall. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC gives them even more upgrades, eventually allowing you to add ''jets'' on them. Batter up!

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' also features baseball bats, or "Swatters" as the weapon vendor Moe Cronin calls them. They can be upgraded to aluminum (increasing damage and decreasing weight) and you can add other nasty upgrades to them, like nails, razor blades, or even buzz-saw blades that have been wrapped in barbed wire. A unique bat from the 2076 World Series is squirreled away in Jamaica Plains, and every so often a whack from it can send a hapless foe flying into the distance, dealing [[OneHitKill lethal]] [[LudicrousGibs damage]] if they're unfortunate enough to hit something like a wall. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC gives them even more upgrades, eventually allowing you to add ''jets'' on them. Fully upgraded, you've got a bat with a lead-filled core, jets, and electrified spikes that cause it to hit harder than even the Super Sledge, previously the series's premier melee weapon. Batter up!
5th Oct '17 5:34:32 PM gjjones
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** Marty comes back to 1985 and sneaks into his own house through an open window -- only to discover that reality has changed and somebody else lives there now. Since the room he broke into happens to be a little girl's bedroom, [[PapaWolf the father quickly appears with a baseball bat, forcing Marty to escape]].

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** Marty comes back to 1985 and sneaks into his own house through an open window -- only to discover that reality has changed and somebody else lives there now. Since the room he broke into happens to be a little girl's bedroom, [[PapaWolf the father quickly appears with a baseball bat, forcing bat]]. Marty manages to escape]].escape unharmed.


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* In ''Film/{{Flubber}}'', when Wesson and Smith are breaking in to Professor Philip Brainard's house to steal the Flubber, Weebo attacks them. Wesson manages to deal the finishing blow on Weebo with Philip's baseball bat.
5th Oct '17 5:29:37 PM gjjones
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** Marty comes back to 1985 and sneaks into his own house through an open window -- only to discover that reality has changed and somebody else lives there now. Since the room he broke into happens to be a little girl's bedroom, [[PapaWolf the father quickly appears with a baseball bat,]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere forcing Marty to escape]].

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** Marty comes back to 1985 and sneaks into his own house through an open window -- only to discover that reality has changed and somebody else lives there now. Since the room he broke into happens to be a little girl's bedroom, [[PapaWolf the father quickly appears with a baseball bat,]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere bat, forcing Marty to escape]].
5th Oct '17 5:28:22 PM gjjones
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** Marty comes back to 1985 and sneaks into his own house through an open window -- only to discover that reality has changed and somebody else lives there now. Since the room he broke into happens to be a little girl's bedroom, [[PapaWolf the father quickly appears and chases him out with a baseball bat.]]

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** Marty comes back to 1985 and sneaks into his own house through an open window -- only to discover that reality has changed and somebody else lives there now. Since the room he broke into happens to be a little girl's bedroom, [[PapaWolf the father quickly appears and chases him out with a baseball bat.]]bat,]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere forcing Marty to escape]].
6th Sep '17 12:31:34 PM OlmoJV
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* Several times in ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', Valerie Payne brings a baseball bat to missions for this purposes.
31st Aug '17 5:21:11 AM Hanz
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* Goro Majima, the PsychoForHire rival to Kazuma Kiryu from the first ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' game, in a Joker-like moment (Majima is voiced in the English version by Creator/MarkHamill) takes a baseball bat to one of his underlings before Kazuma's first battle with him for not laughing after Majima gets hit in the side of the head with a baseball at the batting cage. In the prequel ''Yakuza 0'', Majima as a playable character has a "Slugger" style that focuses on using a baseball bat to dispatch enemies.

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* Goro Majima, the PsychoForHire rival to Kazuma Kiryu from the first ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'' game, in a Joker-like moment (Majima is voiced in the English version by Creator/MarkHamill) takes a baseball bat to one of his underlings before Kazuma's first battle with him for not laughing after Majima gets hit in the side of the head with a baseball at the batting cage. In the prequel ''Yakuza 0'', ''Videogame/Yakuza0'', Majima as a playable character has a "Slugger" style that focuses on using a baseball bat to dispatch enemies.
29th Aug '17 6:29:21 PM ANTMuddle
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Overlaps with instances of ImprobableWeaponUser, WeaponOfChoice and ImprovisedWeapon. Subtrope of IKnowMaddenKombat.

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Overlaps with instances of ImprobableWeaponUser, WeaponOfChoice and ImprovisedWeapon. Subtrope of IKnowMaddenKombat.
IKnowMaddenKombat. Bonus points if whomever is wielding the bat first shouts, "[[PreAsskickingOneliner Batter up!]]"
27th Aug '17 12:58:48 PM ANTMuddle
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Not to be confused with the [[GoddamnedBats aggressive use of little nocturnal flying mammals]], or the use of a pancake mixture as a weapon. Also not to be confused with HomeRunHitter, although they do occasionally overlap. If this happens to a machine or other piece of equipment, you're looking at a PercussiveShutDown.

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Not to be confused with the [[GoddamnedBats aggressive use of little nocturnal flying mammals]], or the use of a pancake mixture as a weapon. Also not to be confused with HomeRunHitter, although they do occasionally overlap. If this happens to a machine or other piece of equipment, you're looking at a PercussiveShutDown.
PercussiveShutDown. Swap the bat for a golf club and you're ready for some GolfClubbing.
25th Aug '17 6:15:57 PM nombretomado
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* In Russia (where baseball notably failed to get any semblance of popularity) bats outsell all other baseball paraphernalia combined by orders of magnitude. In the [[TheNewRussia '90s]] it was considered a common "car accessory" on par with a [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] or a [[ImprovisedWeapon tire wrench]]. It's always a baseball bat and never a hockey stick, because hockey is a genuinely popular sports in Russia.

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* In Russia (where baseball notably failed to get any semblance of popularity) bats outsell all other baseball paraphernalia combined by orders of magnitude. In the [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia '90s]] it was considered a common "car accessory" on par with a [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] or a [[ImprovisedWeapon tire wrench]]. It's always a baseball bat and never a hockey stick, because hockey is a genuinely popular sports in Russia.
24th Aug '17 10:23:43 PM rodsantos
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* Though the sport is not very popular in the Philippines, the baseball bat is quite a popular weapon for street roughs, especially those without access to knives or guns.
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