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Discussion: Batting gloves, hype or type

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April 25, 2009
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Batting gloves, hype or type
When out to get a new pair of batting gloves and started to read the claims or shall I say BS. My question is this:
does it matter which type of glove you use ? Some us work gloves and others pay $48 for hi-tech - does the type of glove make or break a swing ?
April 25, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
For myself its grip 7 wearability. I only use one on my glove hand which also acts as a pad for it. Some are worn out before a season ends. And having to buy a pair is a waste. Have 3 new gloves for the right hand I don't use. you can get them for less by shopping. I don't think use has anything to do with the swing, other than for a grip if your han gets slippery. Synthetic, leather, and other materials all feel, act & wear in different ways.
April 25, 2009
Men's 55
41 posts
I personally don't like anything between my hand and the bat when I swing. There is a slight loss of control by putting a substance between your hand and the bat. I would only use a glove if your going out to hit 50-100 balls in BP. With that said, if you still prefer a glove, I would suggest the thinest (probably most expensive) glove you can find. Work gloves should never be used i a game...
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