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    Can you please advice me on how to buy the perfect batting glove? If you could give some brands and their strengths and weaknesses, thanks.

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    Originally posted by The Bambino
    Can you please advice me on how to buy the perfect batting glove? If you could give some brands and their strengths and weaknesses, thanks.
    It depends on what type of feel you like. I would say the 4 most popular brands amond pro players is Franklin, Nike, Mizuno and Rawlings in that order. Franklin makes a couple different types of gloves, but all of them have a pretty thin palm so you keep the "feel" of the bat.

    I've worn some Nike gloves that are a bit thicker in the palm, just depends on what you want.

    All 4 of those brands will hold up very well, but it all depends on how much you use them. The way alot of batting gloves rip early is by sliding with them on.

    Hope that helps.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hiddengem

      I've worn some Nike gloves that are a bit thicker in the palm, just depends on what you want.
      I have Nikes and they are indeed thicker in the palm which is one of the reason I chose them. The other reason is that they seem to fit my hand better(wider thicker hand/fingers but relatively short fingers for hand size). You gotta try them on at the store before you buy.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Bambino
        Can you please advice me on how to buy the perfect batting glove? If you could give some brands and their strengths and weaknesses, thanks.
        Neumann used to make fantastic gloves that were impregnated with some kind of stickum...I paid $30/pair for them 15 years ago and thought that it was a deal. I haven't seen the batting gloves in years, but I think that they still make very similar football receiver's gloves with thicker leather.
        If you ever see Neumann batting gloves, I would snap them up. Nice, soft leather and a fantastic grip. Nike gloves always seems too slick to me. Franklins are OK, but don't seem to last and irritate my knuckles and the inner part of my thumb.
        "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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        • #5
          [QUOTE=hiddengem]It depends on what type of feel you like. I would say the 4 most popular brands amond pro players is Franklin, Nike, Mizuno and Rawlings in that order. QUOTE]
          Hiddengem, do you use pine tar or stickum on your gloves, or do you just use them clean?

          I find that spit is a nice temporary adhesive, but my teammates tend to complain...even the ones who love to spray tobacco juice all over everybody else. I tell them to just stay away from my bat and they won't have to worry about it!!! I always gob up on my gloves good while taking dry swings in the basement to avoid ricocheting a two pound war club off the concrete wall right back into my own head...I lodged a bat in an apartment wall when I was younger, luckily it didn't rebound and I also missed the nearby sliding glass door.
          Good luck for the upcoming season, BTW.
          "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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          • #6
            As far as I am concerned: Franklin.

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            • #7
              Rawlings Workhorses are the best. They are almost indestuctable .
              Born True Blue

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              • #8
                i prefer Nike's. I've only tried Nike's and Rawlings and Nike's are more comfortable IMO.

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                • #9
                  none work the the skin on your rough and dead in the palms and use none... only downfall is in april when its 30... u get some sting
                  HEY! Cleveland! two words JOHN ELWAY! put that in your pipe and smoke it Browns fan!

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