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Old 05-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Picking a baseball glove

My wife lovingly got my son and I each a baseball glove for his first Christmas. He's now 5, and we've just been playing catch for his tball teams just over the past year and a half or so. I love that she got us gloves and he and I would stay out past dark every night playing catch and practicing...but something ain't right about the glove. It fits ok, but the pocket is way offset and I just do not get a solid feel when I catch the ball. Granted, my son isn't exactly zinging it in there, but it just doesn't feel right. It's broken in fairly well and although it isn't an expensive glove, it's held together great...but do y'all know what I mean by not feeling the way it should?

It's a Rawlings PM130, which I suspect may be a softball glove, and if so, that's probably the problem. I am certainly not "softball guy" or "coulda gone pro guy", but we will be playing a lot of ball together over the next 15yrs, and I am done wishing I had a different glove every time I catch the dang ball.

I expect that selecting a glove is similar to a guitar in that you just gotta pick the one that feels right. I'll go check some out at Academy, but does anyone have a recommendation for whether to look for an outfielder glove or infielder?

Any suggestions appreciated!

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