Baseball Bat in a Clinch
Let us imagine that your opponent has closed on you and the two of you are in a clinch position.
Options with the short stick are to try to whip the end into the opponent (abaniko/witik strikes) or to thrust with the tip. The Dog Bros excel at grappling, thrusting techniques.
With a long stick you can choke up and attempt the same -whip strikes or thrusting/gouging.
But the baseball bat is interesting. If you choke up on it, most of the weight is in the forward end, so now you have mass that you can whip into the opponent’s head. It’s like having a brick in your hand during a clinch.