Archive for the ‘General Glove Talk’ Category

Back to School and Baseball Gloves

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Back to school shopping is usually focused on supplies and maybe new clothes, but especially for high school athletes, it often means time for new equipment. Though it’s a tough time for baseball equipment to still be getting even more expensive, the best products can still break your budget.

A recent top ten from the Today show has some good tips for saving money on sports equipment in general. Should you buy used? How can you get your kids involved so they’ll learn a financial lesson from the experience?

When you’re choosing a glove, keep these helpful tips in mind.

Tips and Tricks for Lacing Up a Glove

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

My second favorite glove is (quite literally) on the shelf, with the lacing blown out after too many sessions of “Sure, I’ll catch you with my infielders glove” ball. Lacing a glove isn’t too tough, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. If you’ve been lazy like me, the tips in this ehow video might motivate you to pick up a baseball glove needle and finally get it done.

Do You Still Bring a Baseball Glove to the Game?

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I thought my friends and I were the only ones having this debate. But a Marlin fan asks a question I’ve been wondering about: how old is too old to bring your glove to the game?

As a kid, I brought my glove to every game. It may not have been the smartest way to care for my glove. I risked the perils of soft serve ice cream. I definitely spilled soda on it once or twice. And there may still be some cotton candy lodged inside. But who could fault me? But I was a kid. And kids bring their gloves to the game.

baseball glove at game

Flickr photo by Rho

When I got older, I always kept my glove in the car. So when I drove to a game, I was often tempted to bring it in to the game. But slowly, I stopped bringing it in. I didn’t really think about it. I just sort of stopped. So I never figured out the right cutoff age, if there is one. What do you think? Do you still bring your glove in to the stands when you watch your favorite team? How old is too old?