As baseball and fastpitch softball have evolved as sports, the equipment each player uses has evolved as well. The gloves and mitts that are used on the field are more position-specific, helping the player field or catch the ball to the best of his/her ability. However, those that are new to a position may not understand the importance of the design of the glove and just what the big differences are between each one. This goes especially for the fielders that are considering catching for the first time. If you are new to being behind the dish, here are 3 More >
Baseball is a game of constant hand signals, pitching signs, and silent communication between players on and off the field. One position that communicates the most among players on the team is the catcher. With the catcher standing behind home plate, he can see the entire team on the field and the entire team can see him. With this power, comes great responsibility. The catcher must be a great communicator and leader on the field. He must not only be constantly practicing catcher drills for his position, but he must also remember all the signs and signals for the team More >
With summer coming to a close, baseball and softball players find themselves creeping into the dreaded “Off-Season”. What to do during this boring, game-less time? Well, many players take advantage of the down time by breaking in a new glove for the upcoming season. With plenty of time until those cleats hit the dirt again, the off-season is ideal for softening up that brand new, stiff glove. But with this, many players, coaches and parents find themselves wondering, “What is the best way to break-in a new glove?”. Hopefully we can shed some light on this popular topic.
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Our XProTex batting gloves review giveaway has recently been wrapped up, but no worries! We are ready to go with another great giveaway to follow up – a chance to win a WebGem Glove Care System of your choice!
Not familiar with the WebGem System? Well, allow me to introduce this fantastic product! The WebGem Glove Care System is for the serious player that is looking to not only break-in a new glove, but maintain the life and form of their current glove, or even restore the life and form of an older glove. There are forms available for each player; there More >
Now in stock as part of our HomerunMonkey Custom Gloves, the Rawlings Gamer XLE glove in your choice of Limited Edition, Neon Green or Orange.
These Gamer XLE gloves from Rawlings are made of lightweight and soft, full-grain leather – making them easy to break-in, but still durable enough to maintain their shape and life. These gloves also come with Rawlings’ exceptional Poron XRD padding in the palm, which adds a cushion to help reduce ball impact on the hand.
And the winner is….Sam from Oregon!
Congratulations to Sam for being chosen as the winner of the Nike Sha|Do Elite J Kemp Edition baseball glove giveaway!
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and keep trying for future giveaways. You never know, the next one could be YOU! All you need to do is give it a shot like Sam did and you can be the winner of a future item! Keep checking back for other giveaways and contests right here on the blog or on the HomerunMonkey.com Hompage!
Congrats again Sam – we hope you love your new glove!
Attention Bargain Shoppers:
As I am sure you are already aware, today is CYBER MONDAY!! And to commemorate this increasingly popular day for E-Retail, we are issuing a SITE-WIDE Cyber Monday sale for today ONLY. We are offering 20% off the entire site as well as HUGE markdowns on 50+ Cyber Monday items!
Now, there are some exceptions, so if you are having trouble applying the discount code, just give us a call and we will explain any issues you may be coming across. We may be able to apply the discount manually once the order is received. So give us a call and one of our friendly More >
For those of you that read my last post about the Nike Shado Elite J Baseball Glove, you read that we are going to be giving away one of the Matt Kemp models in the near future. Well the future is here! Starting TODAY you can enter to win a Kemp model Nike Shado Elite J Baseball Glove!
This model has been handbuilt by one master craftsman the entire way through the process. No assembly lines, no automatic machines – one man and one glove. Made of Japanese Kip leather, this Nike Shado Elite J Baseball Glove has been designed to the More >
Just released this month, the Nike Sha|Do Elite J – the Latest and Greatest from Nike
Crafted in Japan out of Japanese Kip leather, the Shado Elite J is Nike’s Top-of-the-Line, as good as it gets glove. But what makes the Nike Sha|Do Elite ball glove so great? What would make it stand out over some of Nike’s other competitors? The answer is simple, not only are there great, new upgrades, but the craftsmanship is specific for each glove. Each glove put out for purchase has been handmade by ONE master craftsman, the ENTIRE way through the production- no assembly lines, no relying on More >
Back in September, I posted about the new, custom glove builders that were added to the website. Since then, only Wilson and Rawlings gloves have been available to customize to each player’s specifications. Well, we are happy to say that Mizuno will soon be joining the custom glove family! We are slated to have the Mizuno glove builder up-and-running by the end of this month!
With Mizuno coming into the mix, there are seemingly endless options to choose from when designing the perfect glove for you (or your kid, or a friend, or loved one- the list goes on!). As baseball and More >