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Old 08-29-2014, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new here and I wanted to know what would be the best glove for an outfielder. I'm in a slow pitch softball league and my current glove is not very good at all. Any help is appreciated I would like a glove that breaks in fast too.




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Morning, and welcome to the boards.
first things first.
what is wrong with your current mitt?

Just my opinion.....
get a 13 in glove. Rub it down with Lanolin. Go to a batting cage and catch baseballs with it. Rub it down with Lanolin.
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.....…or you could get a piece of pvc pipe put a ball on top and tape it up (glove mallet). That way you don’t look like a retard in the batting cage.
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Originally Posted by oilslick58 View Post
Morning, and welcome to the boards.
first things first.
what is wrong with your current mitt?

Just my opinion.....
get a 13 in glove. Rub it down with Lanolin. Go to a batting cage and catch baseballs with it. Rub it down with Lanolin.
My current glove doesn't close right. I'm not sure if that is the glove itself or if I broke it in wrong. It close sideways doesn't close straight down like I would like. Also, the pocket is not deep and both combined when I try to close the gloves makes the ball pop out. Never really had this problem before when I played baseball not sure if maybe I'm just doing something wrong.
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Softball bigger=need bigger glove.
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Softball bigger=need bigger glove.
yea i know i'm using a softball glove it just sucks i want a better one
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Well.......I am partial to M2 custom, but there are a ton of good quality glove companies out there.
I don't know what is available on the islands, but a sporting goods store should have a good selection.
Glove, is a glove, is a piece of cow. Your preferences come in to play more.
Demarini Voodoo breaks in quickly, just an example
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I have this model with a different basket.

Shop.WorthSports.com // Worth C125X Century Slow Pitch Glove at ShopWorthSports

I haven't rubbed any lanolin, leather conditioner, had it steamed or anything and it is super soft. It was completely broken in after playing maybe 6 games and it came out of the plastic softer than my $30 walmart special. For 85 bucks I am extremely impressed and will buy this glove again and again. Also, most sport shops can custom order any model glove how you want it.

Here's an example of the basket that mine's got:
http://shop.worthsports.com/product/...egory=spGloves

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I like the rawlings pro series. They come in 12.75 & 13
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I am partial to Kelleys. I pitch with a 13" in their Elevation series but also have an older 14" Galaxy series which, imho, is a great outfielder's glove. There are plenty of good gloves out there, just avoid the cheap ones you get at box stores. Get a quality glove 13" or larger and break it in good and you will be in good shape. When I break a glove in, I oil it up good and beat a pocket into it by hand with a softball. Just keep pounding it in there until you get a nice deep pocket.
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