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London Rioters Provide Major Boost to Nightstick, Baseball Bat Sales

| by Alex Groberman

As riots continue to terrorize and ravage London, two sporting good items appear to be flying off the shelves: nightsticks and baseball bats.

Gotta be prepared, mate.

According to Amazon U.K., the Rucanor Aluminum Baseball Bat has suddenly become a must-have item for London’s citizens. It’s safe to guess, though, that the boost in sales probably isn’t a result of a newfound adoration for American’s pastime.

To date, sales of the bat have gone up by more than 13,700 percent with no slowdown in sight. Other must-have items include the MA sports Laser 32" Aluminum Baseball Bat whose sales have gone up by 5,835 percent, the Bronx Baseball Bat & Ball Set whose sales have gone up by 4,910 percent, the 24" 60cm Solid Wooden Baseball Rounders Bat whose sales have gone up by 3,255 percent and a Midwest Adult Aluminum Bat whose sales have gone up by 2,678 percent.

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So far, attempts by government officials to calm the angry residents and business owners who have had to live through this three-day London nightmare have been met with little fanfare. Instead, it appears as though citizens are content to take matters into their own hands.

Get a full up-to-date breakdown of the London riots here.