Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Mr. Nonchalant

Monday, September 19th, 2011

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We know guys like this: totally unflappable. A foul ball careening your way while you’re chatting on the phone? No problem.

We think he’s talking to someone who is watching the game on TV – notice how he holds the ball up to the camera?

We can imaging him saying, “No, keep going. I’m listening – I just had to catch a foul ball.”

Nokona Gloves

Friday, September 9th, 2011

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The story behind Nokona baseball gloves is really interesting, and it’s good to hear their business is on the rise.

Here’s a “Did you know” for you: Nokona doesn’t sponsor players or teams, but one MLB player still uses Nokona gloves: Jeff Fulchino of the Houston Astros.

For the Love of the Glove

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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We’ve always been fond of American-made gear, but it’s hard to buy American when the market is dominated by foreign-made gloves – many of which are high-quality gloves at reasonable prices.

That’s what makes this story about Insignia Gloves so interesting. We’re looking to try one out. If you’ve tried an Insignia glove, we’d love to hear from you.

Getting the Presidential Treatment

Monday, August 1st, 2011

If you saw the news coverage of the San Francisco Giants’ recent visit to the White House, you may have noticed the cool custom glove the team presented to President Obama.

Now you can get the story behind the story, how the custom gloves were conceived of, ordered and manufactured on short notice for the event.

Hey Mom, Nice Catch!!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

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This one made has made the rounds – we love the grab here.

Leave it to a mom to multi-task.

Road to Recovery

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Here’s a heartwarming story about the positive effects donated baseball gloves are having in Japan, as the nation continues to recover from the catastrophic events earlier this year.

Baseball players – some of whom lost everything - are coming back to the game, and donated gear is paving the way. It’s also bringing people together in troubled times.

Radar Glove

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Here’s a neat gadget that measures ball speed. It attaches to the outside of your glove and it reads the speed of the ball as it approaches your glove.

It’s kind of like doppler radar for your glove!

Insignia Gloves

Friday, April 15th, 2011

As most of us know, there’s a lot that goes into making top quality baseball gloves. Here’s a look at the work that goes into Insignia Gloves, based in Worcester, MA.

This glove manufacturer is proud that their entire operation is based in the U.S.A. Insignia is one of the last glove makers to make all-leather gloves in America.

There’s a good video here too. Worth a look.

Things to do in Fishkill, NY

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Next time you find yourself in Fishkill, NY (or Poughkeepsie, for that matter) and think you’ve got nothing to do, think again.

The Dutchess County Sports Museum has just reopened after being closed for nearly a year after damage incurred in a blizzard last winter. You’ll find cool memorabilia from local legends such as Wes Westrum, catcher for the World Series Champion New York Giants.

The Grinch Who Stole Baseball Gloves

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Just in time for the holidays, here’s a tale of a real-life Grinch who robbed his local Little League of almost $2,000 in cash, merchandise and baseball equipment – including baseball gloves!

But wait, it gets worse.

This guy was a member of the local Little League’s Board of Directors. You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.