2/04/2009

The New Mitt

I have already fallen in love with this one, and I can't close it more than 1 inch from where it's at right now. This is the second custom made glove I have received from SSK. They have been sponsoring the national team with gloves and some other equipment since the day we won the European championships and qualified for the Beijing Olympics.

In case you are not familiar with baseball there are many different kinds of gloves. Outfielders use long big gloves, infielders usually go with shorter wider gloves, first basemen have a combination of a catcher’s glove and outfielder’s glove, long and designed to pick and hold in scooped ball from the dirt. Catchers have a smaller round, well padded glove. Pitchers normally use gloves a lot like this one I just got, medium size, closed webbing to hide the ball and pitch grip in the glove, and can form the glove however they want (meaning it doesn't need to be long like the outfielder or flat like the infielders). There's your glove lesson for the day, I could go in depth a whole lot more, but this is a solid idea for anyone who doesn't know gloves (so, pretty much for you mom).

I'll only be utilizing this glove while pitching for the national team, so it won't see as much action as my other 2 gloves. Now I need to go to work on it. This puppy needs to be game ready in 3 weeks, time to shaving-cream the crap out of it.

Yea, I added 6 pictures of it. Too many? probably, but I'm like a kid on Christmas morning with this one.







4 comments:

theoddbod said...

eeeeeeeeeeek I can't wait, hehe. is it a firstbaseman's mitt?

moi said...

where is the mink oil when you need it??

Jessie said...

Looking good Lee! As you know, I don't know anything about baseball gloves, but I like this one! I think it's cool.
The glove-explanation is not just good for your mom, but I guess it's for all your Dutch relatives... haha...

the novice said...

hey Jess, sometimes he thinks I am the only person who is not "up to snuff" 100% about all the baseball details... funnily, I did know about the different styles gloves for different players, because Sean told me so ha ha , Leon never asked me, just assumed..., making an "ass"' out of "u" and "me"