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Larkin’s deft glove work helped make him a 12-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove Award winner and, of course, the 1995 NL MVP.
A class act all around, a fine addition to the HOF.
If you’re like us, you would love to get your hands on the kind of custom gloves MLB players wield. For people like us, there are a handful of custom baseball glove makers - and now the market place just got a little bigger.
Heavyweight sporting goods manufacturer Wilson has just launched a website offering custom baseball gloves. We can’t wait to check it out. And just in time for Christmas!
Ok, we know that Gold Glove voting is subjective at best - but still, we were shocked to see Brett Gardner get passed over.
ESPN’s Mark Simon writes a compelling argument for awarding Gardner the AL Gold Glove for LF, and there’s a nifty graphic (courtesy of Ben Jediovec at Baseball Info Solutions) that shows just how much Gardner’s deft glove work surpasses the MLB average for his position. Worth a read.
We’re big fans of Japanese baseball - spend some time in the land of the rising sun (or perusing YouTube for NPB highlights) and you’ll become a fan too.
Now they’ve stepped it up a notch by standardizing game balls - every ball is made to the same specifications by one manufacturer.
The same ball for every game played by every team - why didn’t MLB think of this?