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Getting To Know Softball Fastpitch Gloves

Aug 17, 2007
Most fastpitch gloves have lighter weight yet long-lasting inside and back components. This makes the gloves more manageable for female and male hand shapes, yet maintains top grained leather where it's needed the most.

Softball fastpitch gloves are now made to particularly cater to the sport as never before since softball leagues have gained in number nationwide. Every short stop knows if the ball is coming at you, you better be prepared to put the stop on that ball before it gets lost into the limitless and wide potential for missing the out by zipping by you into right field.

Go for the burn might fit in those instances when you don't wish to miss. Being sure you've got the proper glove to back up your lightning reflexes. As with any glove, softball fastpitch players know they are not looking to grab the ball, which is what the web pocket is for.

An infielder needs to be qualified to stop the ball, and that means putting it in your palm. The softball fastpitch glove is in the manner of the pancake glove, almost flat, with a thick padded pocket so you can catch the ball every time. Caring for your glove is as consequential as your play.

You want a glove for lighter weight yet durable inside and back components. This makes the gloves more manageable for female hand shapes, yet maintains top grained leather where it's needed the most.

Here is just one example of a very good glove.
ABU73 CRYSTL BUSTOS - 12.75 INCH
12.75-inch pattern Game Day Reptilian glove of Crystl Bustos, 2000 USA Gold Medalist, 2001 WPSL Gold Team, 2000-02 Team USA. B-hive web, open back w/ Grasp Clasp wrist system. Uses the same USA Steerhide leather pocket and web as professional models for durability and quality, with leather/blend for the back/inside to keep the glove light and easy to break in.

Softball fastpitch gloves are going to benefit from a good leather oil to bring out the oils used in the manufacturing of most gloves, and keeping your glove softer will just enhance your play. With the good luck you'll be building in playing with your glove, caring for it with regular saddle soap or oil treatments can keep your favorite glove in your game longer!

Light weight, easy to break-in and available in a variety of designs, you're sure to find the softball glove that's right for you. Left-handed gloves (left hand throw) available on most models.
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William Smith lives in Florida with his wife and three cats. William writes frequently on many subjects that may be of interest to all. Discover all the joys and secrets of baseball at Baseball's Holy Grail
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