Archive for the ‘General Glove Talk’ Category

Prospects

Monday, February 6th, 2012

prospects

Here’s a snapshot of 100 of the top MLB prospects in 2012 - take a look at the up and comers. We’re breaking in a glove and counting the days ’til pitchers and catchers report.

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?

The Master of Breaking It In

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

katz

Everyone has their own take on breaking in a glove, but this guy seems to be a Jedi Master when it comes to breaking in baseball gloves. He’s like Yoda without the garbled syntax. He has the secret of breaking in gloves, but he’s not telling.

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.

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!

It’s All About the Glove

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

As we approach the magical time of the Fall Classic, we’re reminded of the adage that defense wins championships. Adages, of course, gain their status by the tried and true measure of the passage of time. They just hold up.

Watching the Giants lose to the Phillies the other night in the ongoing NLCS, we were struck by the undeniable truth of defense in the field: it’s all about the glove.

No one is blaming their gear, but it was sub-standard glove work that cost the Giants this game. We’re not going to address the issue of Aubrey Huff’s, um, so-called lucky thong. You won’t find that in our gear guide. For everything else about baseball gloves, you know where to look.

Cooperstown

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

We haven’t visited Cooperstown in a few years, but we’ve been following this blog recently, and it reminds us of how much we love this place.

We love perusing the exhibits and displays in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and we are especially fascinated by all of the old gloves used by the great players of the past.

It’s amazing what these guys did with the gear they had back then. Baseball equipment sure has come a long way!

Breaking it in

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

We love our old, game-tested glove, but nothing lasts forever. Old Faithful’s days are numbered. We just hope we can make it through the summer season.

We’re trying out a few new gloves, and, while we’re excited about the new ones, they need to be broken in.

There’s been talk on the forum about this, of course. Everyone has their own take on it. How do you break in your gloves?

Old Leather, Bill Jurges & Fielding Stats

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

An interesting post on the Angel’s blog Halo’s Heaven about an old glove the writer found, and some interesting things he learned about the player whose name was on it, and some questions he has about how equipment has changed statistics…

Anyway, back to the glove.  When you put on, the “fingers” barely extend past my own, and doesn’t feature much of a pocket.  The webbing consists of a lone strap of leather about 2 inches long between the thumb and index finger.  Compared to modern-day gloves, the gloves from this era could not match the advantages players had with gloves made over the last 40-50 years.  How much did this impact pre-1950 hitting stats when diving plays by an infielder were not benefited by gloves that extended an additional 3 to 4 inches and featured a deeper pocket and webbing?  How many home runs are brought back into the park by outfielders reaching over the fence with over-sized gloves?

Read the entire post here:

A Giant Pile of Baseball Gloves

Monday, February 15th, 2010

2 Summers ago we were at a huge antique fair in Upstate NY and saw these giant piles of baseball gloves…it was like Christmas Morning!