Hey Mom, Nice Catch!!

May 25th, 2011

catch

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

Leave it to a mom to multi-task.

Road to Recovery

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

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

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

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

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.

Lost and Found

December 15th, 2010

Ever lose something at the ball park?

The San Diego Padres donated unclaimed items from the lost and found at PETCO Park to local charitable organizations. On top of the clothes, hats and blankets, the thing that caught our eye was that they donated 64 baseball gloves to a local sports charity for kids. We can see misplacing a cap or a jacket, but who leaves a glove behind? At least they are going to good use.

Period Base Ball

November 19th, 2010

We can’t get enough of the retro baseball (uh, make that base ball, two words) fad that incorporates the 1860’s rules (no gloves, dead balls and good times). Apparently, we’re not alone, as these events are popping up all over the place.

If you’re in the Philly area tomorrow, you may want to check this out. Sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Gold Gloves Tarnished?

November 15th, 2010
For baseball fans, our long winter has already begun, but we’ve got more than the hot stove report to keep us warm. How about the anti-Jeter backlash centered on the Gold Glove award bestowed upon the Yankee shortstop?

The best shortstop in the game? Surely not. But the Gold Glove voting is more than just a reflection of statistical performance, as Jeter fans are quick to point out.

It’s All About the Glove

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.