Let's face it: Wiffle ball was begging for a redesign. Blitzball's solid surface, composed of 72 sides, cuts down on wind resistance, allowing the sub-one-ounce plastic ball to maintain velocity and spin furiously. Anyone can use it to master a beastly curveball or slider without risking a Tommy John injury. [$12 for four; collegehillgames.com]
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