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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If baseball is considered to be a non-contact sport, then how do over 275,000 players visit the emergency room every year for baseball related injuries? Although player to player contact is not part of the game, players can get hurt in numerous ways. Some of the most common injuries in baseball are throwing-arm strains, hip/upper-leg strains, and head/face injuries from being struck by a baseball. Luckily, there are ways to treat and prevent such injuries and drastically reduce the chances of being injured in baseball. Here’s how:
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Looking at all of the baseball bats that are available on the market today, it can be overwhelming when trying to determine which one to use in a game or practice. With the numerous materials, stamps, weights, designs, etc. players and parents are left at a crossroads when selecting a bat to use at the plate. So where does the player or parent start? How does someone determine which bat is best? Hopefully we can clear up some of these questions when it comes to the different options each player has.
Where to Start…
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Over the past few years, there has been much talking and, well, complaining about the latest NCAA and NFHS bat certification deemed “Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution”, better known simply as “BBCOR”. Officially since 1/1/11, the BBCOR standard has been a requirement for bats used in NCAA regular season and tournament play; a change from the previous, more responsive Bat Exit Speed Ratio (BESR) standard. The thought behind the new standard and change is the desire to make non-wood bats perform closer to the wood material – which will require better skill from the players, reduce the exponentially increasing offensive (particularly 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.
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 >
Have you ever seen a glove on our site, loved the size and color, but wished it had a different web? Or, wanted to get your name and number embroidered for personalization, but couldn’t through our site? Well, we have put those days to rest. Homerunmonkey.com is now offering a custom glove designer for Rawlings and Wilson brand gloves. Now you can create a glove to the specifications that YOU want – the type of leather, size, color, webbing, embroidery – just about all aspects that can be personalized to what you want, are now available through our customizer! And these gloves aren’t More >