A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how my glove that I use for ballhawking had snagged its last ball as it was, and was just about completely fallen apart. I needed a fix, so I sent it off to Jim Dowdell of Mittfix.com to get it redone.
Well, I’ve got it back, and it’s literally like having a brand new glove.
Below are some before and after pictures.
Another major difference in the glove is the heel region – the part where I put my hand in the glove. Before there was a huge opening there. It was from having 30 feet of string wrapped around my hand at all times in my glove. That may sound difficult, but I got really used to it.
Now there glove fits like a glove – really snug.
That leads to one issue when it comes to ballhawking though… how am I going to do the glove trick? I literally feel like I can’t fit anything else into my glove besides my hand.
What do you think I could do? I was thinking about getting two hooks and just carrying the 30 feet of string in my pocket, and then clipping the hooks together when needed to in order to excute the glove trick, but I’m afraid that when tossing the glove out onto the field for more challenging glove trick balls that the clips could dislodge and I could end up losing my glove. What kind of clips should I use? Keychain hooks? Those seem too big.
Anyhow, despite not being able to have much string in my glove, this was the most important improvement:
A sturdy webbing that will allow the ball to stay in place once I get the rubber band over the ball when performing the glove trick. Before, the lacing was loose, so the balls kept falling out, making me feel like an idiot.
There was just one game – the Phillies taking on the Florida State Seminoles. Just one MLB team, but still, a baseball game was played. Finally.
And here’s the pictures to prove it from the broadcast:
A pitcher named Austin Hyatt was the first pitcher to throw a pitch in a 2012 game:
Domonic Brown stole a base:
Hunter Pence ripped a double:
And Hector Luna ripped the first home run of 2012 into the left field stands at Bright House Field:
And who doesn’t love reading box scores? Here’s the first one of the season.
It’s nice to have this to look forward to every day from now until the end of October isn’t it?
There’s only 36 days until opening day, and 3 days until the first broadcasted game on MLB TV (Yankees vs Phillies). And, just 4 more days to win this LA Dodgers shirt.