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Maintaining a New Catchers Mitt

Jaxcatcher_13 ·
Hi this is my first post on this forum and I just had a few questions about forming and maintaining my new glove. I purchased a Rawlings Pro Preferred this past weekend http://www.rawlingsgear.com/baseball/baseball-gloves/proscm41mo.html and...
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Considering Easton EPG (Professional Series) glove for my son. Any opinions on their quality?

Coach Koch ·
New to the website and am liking what I see. After searching through the forums for advice on what new glove to get my 13 year old son I decided to go ahead and create a post to see if anyone with more knowledge than myself on the subject could...
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Re: Considering Easton EPG (Professional Series) glove for my son. Any opinions on their quality?

David Loucks ·
Hope it's not too late to help you out. Long story short, Easton's EPG series is the best pro level glove on the market in my opinion... especially considering the price at which they can be obtained. Retail price is comparable to most top of the line gloves, but buying on Ebay is the way to go. I have several models myself (12.75, 12, and 1b). The japanese tanned steer hide is ideal. Extremely durable, holds shape, yet remains pliable and they are the most light weight gloves I've ever...
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Re: Maintaining a New Catchers Mitt

tanndonn ·
Sounds like the glove will get enough reps to break in fairly quick. All of this will be in my opinion. Don't do anything to accellerate the breaking in period. Games, bullpens, catching off a machine will break it in properly with your hand in it. Stay away from petroleum based oils or creams. I love using Lexol on mine. You can buy it at auto part stores, hardware stores, etc. It's a leather conditioner, very lite. Won't build up or add weight to the leather. Apply as needed, when it dries...
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CollegeParentNoMore ·
Keep it clean. Dirt is like sandpaper to the glove.
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Rob T ·
At the PG tourney in Ft. Myers there was a company called "Webgem" that has a product that is basically a hard plastic form that you place in the glove and a neoprene bag that you keep it in when not using it. Because my son has a habit of turning his gloves into pancakes, I bought one of the "webgems" to see if it will help keep his glove in proper shape. Google it to see if it is something that you may be interested in.
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Jaxcatcher_13 ·
Thanks for the feedback guys I really appreciate it.
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sowilson ·
I like Lexol Conditioner to aid in breaking in a glove, just apply a little bit to those areas that you want to flex. As you use your glove during the season apply a little Lexol Conditioner to the whole glove, especially the laces (they get brittle and break when they dry out). Dirt is the enemy of your catchers mitt, so wipe off the glove with a towel (damp is best) after each use. Once the glove is dry, take a medium bristle brush and brush off any caked on dirt, pay special attention to...
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Re: Maintaining a New Catchers Mitt

Batty67 ·
Originally Posted by Rob T: At the PG tourney in Ft. Myers there was a company called "Webgem" that has a product that is basically a hard plastic form that you place in the glove and a neoprene bag that you keep it in when not using it. Because my son has a habit of turning his gloves into pancakes, I bought one of the "webgems" to see if it will help keep his glove in proper shape. Google it to see if it is something that you may be interested in. Ordered one last week. Should have it this...
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Re: Maintaining a New Catchers Mitt

slbaseballdad ·
we are trying something new. a friend works with leather and suggested it. after each game, a long wipe to get the dirt off. every other week of so, rub a little pure lanolin on the dry areas and/or flex points. good so far. it takes very little (half of a dime size dollop for whole glove). it goes far. Lanolin is in Lexol (previously mentioned). You can find it at drug stores in the nursing section.
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BackstopDad32 ·
My son has been using the Web Gem mold and bag for about a month now. I am a believer. Glove looks great. Also on the advice of their literature he stopped keeping it in his bag in the garage.
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Recommendation: Middle Infield Glove for Player with Extra Large Hands

StillLearning2021 ·
Does anyone have a recommendation for a comfortable middle infield glove for a HS player with extra large hands? My son (shoe size 13), who plays SS, 2nd and 3rd, has a 12” glove, and his coaches have said a few times that he should get a smaller one (maybe 11.5-11.75”?). He says he hasn’t tried one on smaller than 12” that was comfortable. Thanks for the help.
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Choosing a glove for outfield-help!

David_ie ·
Hi guys, first post! So I'm 17 and playing european baseball on national level, I have big tournament in the summer and the glove I have for the last 2.5 years got floppy and it feels like I need to get a new one. I play outfield and my current glove is an easton pro 82 12.75" which i really like but I gotta get a new one. I am looking to spend around 100$ so a2000 or heart of the hide is ruled out. I am interested in your opinion on a few gloves I noticed on the web- easton core 12.75"(less...
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New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

YERT16 ·
To make a long story short, my son is a sophomore in college and he thought his infield days were far behind him until the coach told him this fall that he's penciling him in as the shortstop in the spring. He also told him that his infield glove that he's had since 10th grade needs to be replaced. (its a bit floppy) I have no clue what glove to get him and he's no help. He'll play with a walmart glove for all he cares. His old glove was a HOH 11.5 dual core. He's 6'4" with large hands. I've...
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Iowamom23 ·
Won't the school provide one? Or at least offer ideas?
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Since you're in a hurry, I would say keep it simple. Make it 11.5". I'd look for an H-web, but people have their own preferences about that. Anything with laces in the web can catch your fingers. Go A2000, A2K, HoH, or Pro Preferred. A2000 and HoH will break in quicker than the other two. Don't buy anything without him trying it on. Search eBay for "11.5 baseball glove" and limit the distance to a reasonable drive, then contact the seller about trying on the glove before purchase. Might get...
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cabbagedad ·
Safest bet would be just get the same model he had. He'll be comfortable with it. Those Rawlings models don't change much year to year and that dual core series is relatively easy to break in for a decent grade leather.
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old_school ·
Nokono use a real soft leather and breaks in like no time. These are quality but honestly I have found them be love hate types of gloves, it just depends what side of the fence you are on. if you get a pro preferred they are stiff but Rawlings has a softening process you can use, these are really nice products Heart of the hide is fine but I would go pro pre first mizuno makes some real nice quality products...
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SomeBaseballDad ·
You could try someone like this guy. He reconditions gloves and seems to do really good work. Not sure of cost or time frame. A search brings up his Instagram account. I've bought bats from him and found his to be great to work with. https://www.google.com/search?...-mobile&ie=UTF-8
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Son has always used Akadema (well until he got to college). I used to be a dealer and everyone that ever touched one loved it. https://akademapro.com/collect...ino-1/products/arn-5 Use Holiday50 as the checkout code Everything on their site is 50% off right now. They are every bit the quality of Wilson or Rawlings. If he is somewhere they have a Dick's Sporting Goods you can take a mitt to them and they have this fancy steam machine that does a nice job breaking in gloves. Not the way I'd do...
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Bolts-Coach-PR ·
My kid uses a Wilson 12" A2K DW5...
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Gov ·
Both my boys were/are SS's and they used the Rawlings Pro Preferred Web- Pro I in both 11.5 and 11.75 sizes. There isn't a long break in time. Comfortable and Productive glove, typically good for 3-4 yrs, in season they would tighten the laces every 6-8 weeks. Committed 2018 has only used the 11.75, he plays SS & 3B. http://www.rawlings.com/product/PROSNP5-2C.html
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Buckeye 2015 ·
Yert16.....if the mitt is in good condition, just floppy you can have it reconditioned/restrung. I have a guy we've used several times....he is phenomenal. You can ship it to him and get it back in a few days. He is with a college program that's likely not that far from you. PM me and I'll give you his contact info....don't really want to post his number here.
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Texas 2 Sons ·
I would say a 11.75 would probably be a better fit for a player who is 6'4 with large hands. One thing you didn't bring up is what kind of budget you have to spend. I would buy the A2000 $200 before the A2K $350, my SS has had both and he doesn't see that much of a difference in them for the $150 upgrade. Marucci also makes several really good gloves. And of course the 2 Rawlings mentioned are really good gloves, but can be pricey. I would definitely recommend he go to a Dicks or glove store...
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tanndonn ·
Would reinforce the recommendation to try a teammate's glove. The patterns won't have changed and he can order the same brand/model. It will be the "tool of his trade", make sure it's everything that he wants and needs. Given his size and the fact that he just found out about the positional opportunity I would surmise that he may be a versatile player that could also see time at 3rd, that being said look at 11.75/12" gloves.
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tanndonn ·
I'll also clarify, sizes differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, Wilson seems to run a bit smaller than Rawlings in my experience. Most SS will play with a 11.5", bigger guys 11.75". 2B go 11.25"-11.5", Pedroia went to 11.75" this year, but his glove wears smaller. 3B mostly 11.75"-12", think Kris Bryant uses 12.25". All of this is why it's best to find something that he has had his fielding hand in. Wilson A2000 and Rawlings HOH are great, durable, quality gloves for the price.
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JCG ·
If you want something special under the tree, these look pretty darn cool: http://www.carpentertrade.com/
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YERT16 ·
I wish but equipment is on the players at his school. My son would actually have to solicit those ideas which means it probably won't happen.
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CaCO3Girl ·
They steam the glove, then put it on a 5 gallon bucket and beat it with this bowling pin looking thing, then you see how it feels. If you don't like it yet, then they repeat the process. I think it was only like $20 or $30, free if you buy the glove there.
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YERT16 ·
Thanks everyone for the helpful information. Your comments are exactly what I was looking for. His old glove is an 11.5. I'm looking to stay under $300. I was hoping to order something today so Santa Claus could bring it but based on your advice, when he gets home from school on Monday, we will go to Dick's and try on a few and then order online. He'll probably say the $25 faux leather glove feels best. I think I will have his old glove restrung also as a backup.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
One other thought since you're in the Mid-Atlantic. Rawlings has a "Factory Store" at Reading PA Outlets. They have a good selection of gloves, including discontinued models and blems at a nice discount.
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Re: Choosing a glove for outfield-help!

HVbaseballDAD ·
My son needs at least one new glove every year due to a medical condition (profuse hand sweating - think Albert Brooks in "Broadcast News"). As an aside, it also derailed his basketball and pitching careers and means he needs a different pair of batting gloves for each at-bat (he will go through 5 or 6 in a cage session). That being said, we are always monitoring ebay for batting and baseball glove deals. A new HOH, Global Elite, or A2000 at retail once or twice every year is tough. He...
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Re: Choosing a glove for outfield-help!

MDBallDad ·
Welcome to the site David! Any glove that is appropriately sized will do fine if you are a capable outfielder. Instead of a specific recommendation I would recommend and approach to selecting the glove that is right for you. How much time do you have to break in the glove? The answer to this question will determine if you should focus on "game ready" gloves that are easy to break in or if you have the time to get a little better quality leather and break it in the way you like. How strong...
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Re: Recommendation: Middle Infield Glove for Player with Extra Large Hands

Ripken Fan ·
Can't go wrong with the Rawlings Heart of the Hide line of gloves. They do have 12 " and really do customization if need be.
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ReluctantO'sFan ·
This thread seemed to have gotten buried with everything going on. Sounds like he needs to just pick a good quality glove and practice with it. It takes time for any new glove to start to "feel comfortable". However, if you are implying that he has bear claws and can't actually fit his hands inside the glove then i say forget playing SS. and start working on crushing the ball💪
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Re: Recommendation: Middle Infield Glove for Player with Extra Large Hands

cabbagedad ·
I would be curious to hear how tall the player is and how tall he is projected to be. Some things to consider... Glove length is measured from heel to far pocket edge, including the curve/depth of pocket. So, as a result, not all gloves of a certain measurement are equal. As example, those with deeper pockets will be, in effect, shorter. Generally, a player who is asked to play all three of those positions is typically afforded a little leeway in glove length ( a 3b can use a slightly longer...
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Re: Recommendation: Middle Infield Glove for Player with Extra Large Hands

22and25 ·
Comfort is in eye of the glove holder.... Go somewhere with a big selection and try on as many as you can. 11.25 to 11.5 is typical range for MIF and 11.5 to 11.75 is typical range for 3B. 11.5 would be a good place to start for someone who plays both but there are some larger MIF players who use an 11.75, Correa is one example. Maybe have him try a Correa model A2000. https://www.whatproswear.com/b...correa-wilson-glove/ https://www.wilson.com/en-us/e...seball/carlos-correa
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Re: Recommendation: Middle Infield Glove for Player with Extra Large Hands

StillLearning2021 ·
Thanks for the responses as well as the DMs. He’s 6’1” and may eek out another half inch. His dad and I both have large hands compared to our average height. (We both had tall fathers. I assume that’s where his height comes from.) No idea what he means by comfort but basically he said he didn’t feel like smaller gloves fit. He’s been a SS for most of his playing years but is being called on to play 2nd and 3rd - partly because he’s versatile. Before school was suspended, he was starting at...
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