Rawlings baseball gloves- Another hot pick

Today I want to share with you yet another top brand of mitts where you can find some of the best products on the market today! The items we will be looking at in this article are Rawlings baseball gloves and how they stack up against the competitors and my opinions on these products. Although these are not my favorite brand of gloves, everyone has their opinion and form of feeling comfortable on the field and that is most important. So Let’s jump into it.

Old time rawlings mitt

What is the difference in all these brands of gloves?

Basically we have gone over a few different companies that make mitts and you might be wondering what is the main difference between them. It is the leather, webbing and stitching-let’s go over this for the beginners. Every company has a different type of feel and shape to their gloves that they think will give the player the best performance out on the field, and to go along with that comment- every player has their preference on how they want their glove to look and feel on their hand. Rawlings baseball gloves feature many similar but also many different type of webbing in their mitts that some players prefer having while playing, for example a pitcher does not want to have a revealing web style on his glove because he wants to hide the ball as best as possible, however an infielder may want to have an open style web for better mobility and weight design. It all comes down to your preference and I suggest doing a thorough search on these sites to really get a feel of what they showcase and recommend for the consumer. I will also be adding pictures of different styles of webbing to give you a better idea of what I’m talking about.

Which glove is less of a hassle to break in?

There are many different ways in going about answering this question and again it’s all about what you prefer! You can go with the old style way and stick it in the oven with treatment on it, use products directly from the company you choose to purchase from that they recommend, or take the time to really get your perfect mold in your glove and play catch with it every chance you get. So back to the main point, in my opinion Rawlings baseball gloves are the easiest to break in and take less time and hassle to do so, and they even give you the option to receive the mitt already broken in most of the way to save you time and work which I think is pretty cool. This is a great option for folks that do not have much experience with breaking in a new glove and are scared that they ruin the glove in the process.

Joey votto using a Rawlings

Durability of a Rawlings

This, again, can be a highly arguable topic in the baseball world and I think the answer most players will give is that Rawlings will give you more durability than any other glove out there and in my experiences with teammates I would say this is true! They have a different feel to them than other companies products and feature a “Heart of the hide” leather that proves itself to last and stay true to its form for a long time. Again I will say it’s all about how you take care of your mitt and treat it while on and off the field. Every company will feature glove oil and lotion that is recommended to be put on every once in a while to keep your glove moisturized and feeling like new. A great time to apply is when you know you won’t be using it for a couple of days or even in the off-season to let it sit on the glove and give it time to nourish.

How do I know when it’s time for a glove upgrade?

This can be a very challenging decision when deciding whether it’s time to buy a new glove and I will give you a few pointers and things to look out for when in the process. Basically what you want to be looking for is any major damage to the glove such as dry rot spots (I will provide picture examples), broken strings or webbing, or if you have outgrown your mitt. If you have had your glove since little league and you think the size is becoming an issue than maybe ask to borrow a teammates larger sized glove and give it a shot when warming up and playing catch to see if you like the feel because many times players will think their glove is too small but n reality, that’s what you feel most comfortable in. Trust me, I can almost guarantee that there are a handful of major league players using a smaller sized glove than you right now and it’s because that’s what they prefer and what they feel gives them the most durability and mobility on the field. However, if your glove does indeed have rotting or major damage than you may want to consider shopping for a new glove and give yourself a fresh start on taking care of a brand new glove. Although top of the line gloves can run a high price it is a good investment for the consumer if they keep great care of the glove and make it last for 4-5 years or more!

Closing thoughts and advice on where to shop

We’ve covered a wide range of discussion in this article and maybe now you have a better idea of what separates these high quality companies from one another. If you feel like you may be interested in purchasing a new glove in the near future I can’t stress enough the importance of doing your research first. If you like the look of a mitt online, but just are not sure how it will feel on your hand then visit a local sporting goods store and take a peak around to find the brand of mitt you prefer and this will also help with choosing the correct size for your liking. The web stores of popular gloves can become a bit overwhelming at times and for a new consumer you could get stressed all these different products and choices. One piece of advice is to keep it simple! You don’t want to buy a fancy glove with custom attachments and then end up not liking it, so keep it simple in the buying process to ensure you will enjoy your mitt and enjoy competing with it. You can find these web stores very easy by punching in the brand name and finding the tab labeled “gloves”, then it’s up to you to find the type and size of mitt you are looking for. If you have any questions or concerns when traveling through the buying process or just don’t know where to start please feel free to comment or email me at the address posted below and I will be happy to provide you with tips and advice on where to go. Thank you for taking the time to read this article and I hope this helped you get a better idea of yet another popular brand of baseball gloves!






Wilson baseball gloves- A popular choice

In this post we’re going to discuss a very popular brand in baseball, and what most players and consumers prefer when they are on the field. The products we will be going over are Wilson baseball gloves and why they are such a preferred choice, plus my opinions on Wilson with experiences regarding gloves specifically.

Baseball Field

Why are these gloves a top choice?

This can be a question asked by a new athlete just starting out playing baseball, or someone who has played the game for some time, but never actually used a Wilson baseball glove. Wilson has been a popular company for quite some time now and I believe that success can be pinpointed to their outstanding variety of gloves ranging from youth to major leagues and from catcher’s to outfielders. Their products have been showcased in the major leagues getting use from some of the best in the game including Robinson Cano, Brandon Phillips, and Evan Longoria! Their products range from having a catcher’s mitt, a pitcher’s variety of gloves, infield gloves that vary in size, outfield gloves, and they even have training mitts to help with smoothness and quickness when you hit the field for a real game. With the large options and choices to choose from you can see why many ball players take a look at these gloves when given the opportunity.

Wilson baseball gloves for youth players

Wilson, as I have pointed out before, has a large variety of products ranging in age as well. If you are a youth player and have decided you need a new mitt than give Wilson a look as they can provide you with a high quality leather in the size you are looking for and the position you are playing. I must point out that if you are new to the sport of baseball and are looking for some equipment to start out, than I would suggest looking elsewhere for a starter glove. The reason I say this is that yes these gloves can get pricey, but also if you are still not sure whether you are going to enjoy the sport than you don’t want to spend the money just to find out you do not want it anymore.

What size should I look for?

For a basic rundown of a size explanation, I should mention that I do plan on writing an article solely on sizing for youth, teenagers, and adults later on down the road. However, if you are playing infield on your team this season than you want to be looking at gloves sizing from about 10.75″ to about 11.5″. Now third basemen usually use a slightly bigger glove due to the fact of less reaction time and many will argue they have a larger area to cover. Outfielders, you will be looking for a baseball glove sizing anywhere from 11.75 to 13+, depending on your age outfielders can use very large gloves and it comes down to what you are really comfortable using while playing. If you are stuck and can’t decide what size to get for yourself or if you are buying a glove for your son, you can always post a question in the comment box and always go smaller than what you think. The problem that many people run into is that they think they need a big glove- this is false! Buying a glove that is smaller will give you more mobility and less of an aggravation on your hand- comfortably is always most important!

Wilson baseball glove

How long will my glove last?

This can be a tough question to answer, and the simple answer would be- it’s all about how well you take care of it! My Wilson baseball glove lasted me from 10 years old all the way up until college (I know that sounds crazy), But it is that I was constantly taking care of it. This includes putting glove oil on it when you think the leather looks like it is drying out, never letting it sit outside to get rained on, and not letting careless people use it. What I mean by this is that your glove when getting broken in is being fit to your specific hand size and positioning and when someone else uses it, your molding of the glove slowly begins to change and you obviously do not want this. Now my example was a bit extreme by getting about 7 years out of my Wilson baseball glove, but I have seen many players get an average of about 4-5 years of good solid use out of their glove and these people didn’t even take top of the line care for them. If you put the work in and take care of your mitt than there is no reason that one purchase will last you a very long time.

Closing thoughts/Personal experiences

I want to leave you with a few thoughts to ponder and some of my experiences with Wilson baseball gloves. If you are an experienced ball player and see a future in this sport than this can be a very smart purchase for you and could potentially save you lots of money down the road, however if you are new to baseball and have not seriously committed yourself to the sport than a purchase like this can be a little scary, and that is completely understandable! Later on I will be posting articles listing great places for newcomers and beginners searching for baseball equipment at a cheaper price. I have used Wilson from when I first started playing tee-ball all the up to a collegiant level and my latest purchase of a new glove was of course a Wilson. I am not saying that this is the only place you should look for your glove, however, it is a great place to start and browse while in the process as they will provide you with great service and quality products. Thank you for taking time to read my article, all questions and comments can be posted directly on this page! Thanks




About Me

Welcome to Baseball Gloves, where you have the opportunity to get a better understanding of the product you are looking for, and resources on where to find the perfect mitt.

A little background

I was born and raised in Maryland playing sports my whole life with a passion in the sport of baseball. I have played baseball for nearly 17 years, along with being a wrestler for about 8 years. Through my years of playing and watching baseball I have learned that a big component in this sport is being comfortable, whether you are at the plate, on the mound, or out on defense- being comfortable is important. I am a middle infielder and pitcher while switching to being a pitcher only in college. With big aspirations to making the big dream come true, I hope I can be of assistance to you while choosing your glove.



Why I want to help you

Basically, the reason I created this site is because I know how hard it can be to find the perfect glove to fit your body, level of competition, budget, and position in the field. I want to give you resources, tips, and my experience with equipment purchases to help you find the perfect mitt. As we all know, these things do not come cheap which is why it is so important to do your research and know what products last the longest and will serve the best purpose for you in the field. Remember, there is no need to rush this process so please use my resources to other websites, reviews, and experience to help you along the way.




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All the best,

Brandon Naill