Archive for the ‘Glove Stories’ Category

What’s it worth?

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

old glove

Reading this about an old Spalding glove makes us wonder if any of the old gloves we have might have some value in the collectible market.

We’re guessing we’re not the only ones. What’s boxed up in your garage?

Good Deeds

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Jimmy Rollins

When most people think about breaking in a glove, they go for this.

MLB star Jimmy Rollins goes for this.

He gets our good guy of the month award!

The Babe

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Babe Ruth

Here’s a really interesting story about Babe Ruth visiting a baseball equipment manufacturer in 1916. We especially like the Babe’s quote about being better at hitting baseballs than making them.

Good stuff!

The Mother of Invention

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

original inner mitt

For baseball players, taking care of your hands is important.

Check out this article about the woman who invented a protective mitt for players to wear inside their regular gloves.

Catchers especially love this inner glove, but it’s got fans all over the field.

Special Love for Their Gloves

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

There’s a nice piece in the LA Times on the special relationship between a baseball player and his glove.

The writer really gets to the heart of the matter. We especially like the quote from Angels catcher Bobby Wilson, referring to a player’s glove: “If you’re a samurai, it’s your sword.”

Good stuff!

Glove Story

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

We loved the Ken Burns baseball documentary series back in 1994. Now there’s a new chapter set to premiere in September. We’re going to set our Tivo now.

In the meantime, here’s a taste of what’s coming – a few words from someone who loves his baseball glove as much as we love ours.

A Glove Story Worth Reading

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

A very nice story about the connections baseball gloves can make – this sort of thing simply doesn’t happen with any other piece of equipment.

Read the article here