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Jack White And Ian Kinsler Invest In Baseball Bat Company

By: Evan Jankens

Jack White, who is from Detroit, is a big fan of Detroit Tigers baseball.

You might remember last spring training when the former front man for "The White Stripes" visited the Tigers and performed for them.

Apparently White made a new friend while visiting the Tigers. According, White teamed up with Tigers' second baseman Ian Kinsler to invest in Warstic, which is an independent company that makes bats and other apparel for baseball players.

"I discovered the Warstic company through my love of design," White said in a statement. "I was drawn to…the simplicity and harshness of the designs. Most baseball bats and equipment in the sports world do not impress me much, but I think that there is a lot of room to explore aesthetic ideas in just baseball alone that can bring beauty and purpose to the weapons that athletes use to accomplish their goals."

Warstic was founded in 2011 by Ben Jenkins. Naturally, Kinsler has been using Warstic bats for the 2016 season and so far so good, he is hitting .340 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI.

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