Baseball Batting Cages

What is a batting cage used for?

Batting cages are where players practice their batting skills with or without a pitcher. You'll see these cages next to fields or at indoor batting cage facilities. Some cages have automated pitching machines that place the ball right where a player wants it or pitchers can stand behind a screen and throw the batter pitches to hit. The batting cage is enclosed by mesh netting and is usually 70 ft long and 12 ft high. This way, the balls stay close and the clean up afterward is much quicker. While it's a helpful tool for players, some people head to the batting cages for fun.


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