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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.

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!

Larkin Elected to HOF

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin, the local Cincinnati kid who made it big on his hometown team, has just joined baseball’s most elite club by being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

Amazing Grabs

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

the catch

Incredible catches are part of what makes baseball so much fun to play - and to watch. We can’t help but marvel at the deft glove work of MLB athletes.

Here are a bunch of great grabs - which is your favorite?

On Behalf of Dale Murphy

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Dale

When it comes to HOF voting, we’ve got a special place in our hearts for Dale Murphy.

The Better Glove

Monday, November 28th, 2011

When it comes to a better hitter or a better fielder in the key, up the middle positions, the guy with the better glove is invariably the better choice for the starting lineup.

They have the data to back it up.

Custom, all the way

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Wilson site

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!

Robbed!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

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.

The Virtues of Uniformity

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

yball

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?