Posts Tagged ‘professional baseball’

Do You Still Bring a Baseball Glove to the Game?

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I thought my friends and I were the only ones having this debate. But a Marlin fan asks a question I’ve been wondering about: how old is too old to bring your glove to the game?

As a kid, I brought my glove to every game. It may not have been the smartest way to care for my glove. I risked the perils of soft serve ice cream. I definitely spilled soda on it once or twice. And there may still be some cotton candy lodged inside. But who could fault me? But I was a kid. And kids bring their gloves to the game.

baseball glove at game

Flickr photo by Rho

When I got older, I always kept my glove in the car. So when I drove to a game, I was often tempted to bring it in to the game. But slowly, I stopped bringing it in. I didn’t really think about it. I just sort of stopped. So I never figured out the right cutoff age, if there is one. What do you think? Do you still bring your glove in to the stands when you watch your favorite team? How old is too old?

Who’s Using the Microwave?

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Ever wonder how your favorite pros break in their new baseball gloves? Rawling’s baseball gloves posted a solid new video, available here on the Twins page on Fandome. From catcher’s mitts to outfielders gloves, MLB professionals have a lot of different takes on the best way to break in a glove. With active players like Curtis Granderson, Chase Utley, Torii Hunter, and Grady Sizemore, can you guess which player uses a microwave to get his glove game-ready?

curtis granderson jeremy hermedia torii hunter ryan zimmerman adam loewen joe mauer chase utley grady sizemore ryan howard troy glaus justin verlander alex rios