MailBoss: The Mailbox Baseball Cure
Stop Mailbox Baseball Vandalism with the Durable Mail Boss Mailbox
For those of you looking to establish a baseball bat cemetery in your front yard, look no further! Mail Boss security mailboxes will manifest your suburban revenge fantasy. Bolt down a post mount Mailboss and expect zero buyer’s remorse. Your purchase will have mailbox vandals limping off dejected, and keep them away for good!
(DISCLAIMER: We do not recommend attempting to vandalize the Mail Boss locking mailbox with a baseball bat or other object of any kind. Severe injury to the vandal will most likely occur.)
Mailbox baseball or “mailboxing” is the act of using a baseball bat or other objects to knock over, dent, or smash roadside mailboxes by a passenger in a car.
It can either be played as a game with score kept similar to baseball, or just done for fun. Either way, it is vandalism and destruction of other peoples’ property.
Mailbox baseball is depicted in the movies Stand by Me, The Benchwarmers, and Dazed and Confused (with a trash can). It is also depicted briefly in an episode of Family Guy, an episode of Freaks and Geeks, a deleted scene in Juno, and the episode of The Simpsons in which Dr. Hibbert and Dr. Nick were not available due to the fact that they were destroying mailboxes with a golf club.
Mailbox baseball is quite a common problem, and plagues homeowners from coast to coast. Below are some related news stories, articles, and forums about mailbox baseball in neighborhoods across the nation:
- “‘Mailbox Baseball: A Common Phenomenon”
- “Mailbox Baseball Being Played in St. Leonard”
- “The Mailbox and the Baseball Bat”
- “Revenge of the Mailbox: Mailbox Baseball”
- “Tips for preventing mailbox vandalism”
- “Mailbox Baseball”
- “Baseball Bat Punks…”
It is somewhat surprising that mailbox baseball has become so popular, especially since vandalizing a mailbox is considered a federal crime. (18 USC § 1705 states that it is a federal crime to damage a mailbox or to tamper with the mail contained inside. Any mailbox is considered federal property.)
So why is mailbox vandalism so prevalent? For one, these mailbox baseball bashers are about as sharp as marbles and were most likely cut from the local high school freshman baseball team. In addition, even though the mailbox is considered federal property, generally the crime is not considered serious enough for the authorities to take serious action.
To stop mailbox baseball from happening to your mailbox, it is in your best interest to make your own moves. In return for your hard earned dough, the MailBoss will not only protect you from vandalism but will also grant you many joyful, triumphant, and entertaining memories for a lifetime to share and embrace.
The Mail Boss locking security mailbox is constructed of 14 gauge electro galvanized welded steel. It is an impenetrable fortress weighing in at 40 pounds. All MailBoss accessories are heavy welded steel specifically design for your security and peace of mind. Matching posts, surface-mount plates, and the new newspaper holder are all made of thick welded steel.
Hi, loved the post but quick question…I had a little difficulty loading your page – I use firefox, do you think this was the problem…Bookmarked 🙂
Our site is actually supposed to display better in Firefox than IE, so that is pretty strange. What specifically was the problem?
will it break the bastards arm? That is all that matters.
Had a group of mailbox baseball rejects tonight. Too bad the bastards didn’t encounter the mail boss
We bought this box a couple of years ago. Today it was run over by a Ford pick up truck. The box is fine, not our post or the woman’s truck. But the box just got dirty.
Growing up the neighbor’s mail box is as destroyed multiple times. Eventually they enclosed the box in Brock and concrete. It frustrated the mailbox baseball crew to the point where they used their truck to ram it. The managed to destroy the brick enclosure. Too bad the Mail Boss wasn’t available then. Well done’
Might be a silly question, but will the box hold up against a metal bat (vs a wooden bat) in a driveby?
What do you do if it is the postal carrier damaging the mailbox?
Hi there, thanks for your comment. What exactly is happening to the mailbox and what defines damage? You could try reaching out to your local postmaster with a complaint. Alternatively, a quick chat with your regular postal carrier might just solve the issue. As always, if you find yourself needing a more hearty, secure and sturdy mailbox, check out our line of curbside mailboxes. Good luck!
Report it to the Postmaster at your post office.