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Discussion: Batting Gloves - ??

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May 13, 2007
batguyaz
134 posts
Batting Gloves - ??
Do batting gloves really make a differance ?
Looking at Softball Sales catalog and there must be a zillion gloves there. Some say it will change the way you hit, some even say their glove will make you hit better.
Do they work or can - if so than what type or style ??
Or could you use some garden gloves ??
May 14, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
Just like bats whatever feels comfortable for you. I wouldn't but online unless you know exactly that they are what you want and have tried them on.

I think that they do help getting a better grip on the bat.

I don't like batting gloves and never used them till about 3 yrs ago when I started having trouble with dry hands because of my diabeties.
May 14, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
BATGUT AZ: If, one is play' in an area that has high humidity, batt' gloves will help one hold on to their bat.

Many of us Vegas players, perfer BOX HANDLER work gloves. There r several diff' manufactors. IRONCLAD, makes a good pair. Cost 4 a pair, is about $21.

Most Batt' Gloves do not last me very long. The BOX HANDLERS, last me over 6 months. This style of work gloves, have small pieces of rubber in the palm & fingers.

PLAMFLEX, has a web site @ www. palmflex.com This company sell many items & one can get a pair of gloves w/ in a wk. If, one goes to this site, the IRONCLAD & other BOX HANDLERS, can be found.

GOOD LUCK.........The STONEMAN......
May 14, 2007
Gary Heifner
248 posts
I started wearing batting gloves about 20 years ago. My Hrs and x-tra base hits each season exploded upward. I get a better grip on the bat throughout the swing. I have been trying the work gloves as stated above. At this point, they seem big on my hands, however the grip is awesome. I still have to get used to them in batting practice. I also found that the cheap ones at Wal Mart are as good as the high priced ones. Buy a pair of cheap ones and give it a try.
May 15, 2007
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
Gary19- With some of the 'clankers' I hit, maybe Welding Gloves are the answer! he he he
May 15, 2007
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
Maybe the pros would look at other options if they had to buy the gloves themselves instead of having them given to them.
May 15, 2007
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
as usual g-19,u open mouth and stupidity follows.how about harmon killabrew back in the 60's used to use work gloves b/c of blisters,long before batting gloves.but i guess him hitting all the hrs that he did dosen't count.why does it need to be a pro or college athlete for it to be useful to do.i say if it works for u do it.i personally didn't use batting gloves until i started to use the over lap grip a couple of yrs ago(got some blisters at first so started using them)and had to do extra bp to get used to the grip.now its automatic for me.
May 16, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
A team mate of my last year suggested trying work gloves as he'd used them successfully. I went out and checked around to see which gloves closely matched up to what we use as batting gloves and bought a fairly expensive pair at Home Depot ($24). They were comfortable and worked well but within a month they were unraveling in the wrist area and coming apart at the seams in the finger/thumb area. They became unusable I threw them away and went back to batting gloves.
I'm guessing that because of the way we swing the bat (I do use the overlap grip) it tears up the work gloves in areas they probably are not built to withstand stress.
My vote for do batting gloves make a difference. Yes, no matter the grip I use it helps to cinch down the bat. Without them the bat slides and could easily fly.
May 16, 2007
Juno
11 posts
A lot of hitters hold the bat much to tight, this will not allow them to turn the top hand over properly, causing them to hit alot of fly balls. One should hold the bat very loosely, allowing the top hand to turn over easily. Which brings me to the reason for a batting glove in the first place. Holding the bat very lightly makes it very easy to lose your grip when you swing hard. Using a batting glove helps to hang onto the bat better, especially when it's hot and your hands get sweaty. I doubt that a batting glove what ever kind you use makes much difference other than that.
May 16, 2007
Airbosn
Men's 65
321 posts
Below is the glove name and website of a very good glove that is not very expensive. I buy these gloves for the guys in the maintenance dept. of a chemical plant.

TRUEFIT ...John Tillman Co, Compton, CA

WWW.jtillman.com
May 18, 2007
armiho211
Men's 70
410 posts
I 'VE USED ALL SORTS OF GLOVES OVER THE YEARS. REGULAR BATTINGS, LEATHER WORK GLOVES, GARDEN GLOVES, GOLF GLOVES, LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL PROTECT MY OFFICE WORK PANSY HANDS, IN 2003, I RAN ACROSS A PAIR OF TRUMP "THE ROCK" BG-2 , BASEBALL/SOFTBALL BATTING GLOVES, I AM STILL USING THEM AFTER APPROX 500-600 GAMES, THEY ARE RUBBERIZED IN THE PALM, AND PROVIDE EXCELLENT TRACTION WHEN SWINGING THE BAT. THEY DEVELOPED A COUPLE OF SMALL HOLES IN THE PALM AREA, BUT THEY ARE STILL GOING STRONG. THEY RUN A LITTLE BIT SMALL, I WOULD BUY THE LARGER SIZES. ANACONDA SPORTS HAS THEM FOR ABOUT 10.00 PLUS TAX AND UPS. GREAT PAIR OF GLOVES, THANKS, FRANK A TEXAS GREYHOUNDS
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