Creation of the Bat Mug
Hey! My name is Randall Thompson and I am the creator of the bat mug, and the founder of Dugout Mugs®!
When I was 5 years old, I fell in love with the game of baseball.
My dad signed me up at my local Little League, and from then on - I was hooked.
From age 6 to 15, I would rush home from school, finish my homework, then sit on the stoop with my bat bag and a bucket of baseballs. I was waiting for my dad to pull up in his 1980's Dodge Ram pick-up truck so he could take me to the ball field and throw me endless batting practice.
The kid that loved baseball (me) ended up getting a chance to play professionally with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Eventually, playing professional baseball would come to an end, and I would go on to coach baseball at the college level.
In the Spring of 2014, I found myself sitting in a dugout, and I asked myself..."can you drink from the barrel of a baseball bat?"
From that question, the Dugout Mug was born!