What Goes into Top Baseball Gloves?
If you’re a baseball player, you already know that fielding is one of the most important aspects of the game. You should also know that having the very best baseball gloves, brands and materials will help you make the plays you need to make during the course of a game. Make no mistake about it, we will help you choose one that works best for you. However, first and foremost, we need to highlight what makes a glove so good? Why should you choose this type of leather over the other? And, of course, what glove will work best for me?
There is no denying that baseball is our favorite America’s past time. For years our society has benefited from this great game. We have found hero’s, role models, friends, fans, legends and entertainment all through baseball. It is finally time to sit back and enjoy those moments we had as kids and reflect back on the past. It isn’t easy selecting the best athletic equipment. It’s time to reveal why certain pieces of equipment really do help players make plays.
What Type of Technology Has Improved?
Technology over the past few decades has changed drastically. From wooden bats and palm leather gloves, to one piece, lightweight, padded bats and gloves – this game has changed for the better. Better technology equals better performance. And, in this game, you need to perform at your very best every time you step on the diamond. Coaches and players will tell you, if you aren’t making plays, you’re butt goes on the bench.
If that doesn’t fire you up to start thinking about getting the right equipment, then we don’t know what does! Let us all gather around for a special party revealing moment of what makes a great glove.
The type of leather makes a huge difference for many reasons. Yes, you want padding on your palm, but that isn’t the most important reason. Good leather lasts for a very long time. Great leather allows you to make the glove fit your hand, almost like it’s an extra extension. You can break it in perfectly. It will never go flimsy on you and you can end up calling it “Mr. Reliable.”
Oh the webbing! It makes the glove, in our opinion! The right type of webbing will always give you the perfect opportunity to make the play. The wrong type of webbing? It could end up giving you nightmares about being so close to winning that championship. Don’t make a huge mistake and get the wrong webbing. Buy the right brands, get the best technology and snag your way up to a conference title.
The size of your glove should be in direct ratio to the position you play and the size of your hand. It all depends where you’re playing on the field. If you’re an outfielder, for example, you’ll need a slightly bigger mitt so you can cover more ground. You’ll also be snagging more fly balls and not fielding as many ground balls as an infielder would. For infielders, you’ll need a smaller glove so you can pick those grounders clean, exchange it to your throwing hand, and quickly release it to first base.
For more information, here’s an excellent video to show you some of the best gloves out there: