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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.