September 21, 2012
Like any good baseball legend, the story of the batting glove starts with a guy who thought he got the day off.
The guy was Boston’s Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. As the story goes, the Sox were playing a night game and Hawk was expecting not to play.
He spent the day at the golf course. He arrived at the ballpark that evening with blistered hands from playing 27 holes, and he was surprised to find himself in the starting lineup.
He resorted to wearing golf gloves to protect his sore hands… or so the story goes at least.
Nowadays, batting gloves are commonplace, and for good reason. Not only do they give players a better grip on the bat, but they also provide shock absorption and protection while sliding.
And while there’s many gloves out there, there’s not many that live up to the exacting specifications of MLB athletes.
Nike’s Adult Team Jordan 2011 Batting Gloves are worn by 12-time All-Star Derek Jeter. The cabretta leather batting gloves feature pre-curved fingers, designed to easily conform to the shape of your hand.
They include a comfortable, mesh-wrapped adjustable wrist strap and perforated fingers for ventilation and quick drying.
While they usually retail for $59.99, you can now get these gloves for $39.99 at Baseball Express.
May 24, 2012
It’s almost June, which means it’s about time for the long — and awesome — summer baseball season to pick up.
And if you’re like us, your batting gloves are already pretty smelly. A long spring season can do that to a pair of batting gloves, and a worn out pair of batting gloves isn’t an an effective pair of batting gloves.
So before you start summer leagues or travel ball, pick up a new pair of gloves like Nike’s Diamond Elite Pro Baseball Batting Gloves.
They’re available in the styles worn by Robinson Cano, Albert Pujols and Shane Victorino. All three styles have the same design, featuring seamless Spyder Tex Cabretta leather from Pittards on the palm, wrapping up and around the side of pinky finger.
There’s a stretch gusset over the thumb and pre-curved fingers to match the shape of your hand.
These baseball gloves usually retail for $49.99, but you can get a pair for $39.99 at Baseball Express.
May 11, 2012
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Not everyone can make it in the big leagues, and that’s just as true with baseball equipment.
Professional baseball players demand the most out of the gear that they use, which means that the equipment actually has to function well and last throughout a long, demanding season.
Louisville Slugger’s TPX CB1 Adult Batting Gloves are used by many players at the top level, precisely because they can pass both of those tests. The leather embossed palm is thin enough to provide the ideal amount of responsiveness, while retaining the toughness to withstand thousands of at-bats.
The TPX CB1 Adult Batting Gloves include strategically placed Lycra between the fingers and on the back of the hand for a snug, custom fit and a cooler dryer hand.
These batting gloves are available in four standard colors and five exclusive multi-color styles. They usually retail for $39.99, but you can get a pair for $34.99 at Baseball Express.
April 12, 2012
Jose Bautista is on the cover of this month’s Baseball Express catalog, sporting the latest, greatest gear to come from the fine folks at Marucci.
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He’s wearing Marucci’s Team Professional Gear, an easy way to outfit your entire team with customized, high performance gear. It includes a baseball bat, batting gloves and a T-Shirt.
Each piece of gear comes with six different color combos, meaning that you can mix and match your team colors to your batting glove, your batting glove to your bat and your bat to your T-Shirt.
Check out some of the options below.