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redsrule2500
04-09-2008, 06:29 PM
im at walmart right now buying a budget glove...Im 20. What size glove should i buy? thanks

Unassisted
04-09-2008, 06:32 PM
What position do you play? :)

redsrule2500
04-09-2008, 06:33 PM
ha any...just for catch!

The Baumer
04-09-2008, 06:35 PM
Middle infielders usually go around 10. 3rd base maybe 11/12. Outfield is about 12/13 if I remember correctly.

If you're just going to be playing catch I'd go with a standard outfielder's glove.

Always Red
04-09-2008, 06:35 PM
ha any...just for catch!

get a big one then!

westofyou
04-09-2008, 06:38 PM
http://baseballminutia.com/images/hatcher.jpg

Always Red
04-09-2008, 06:50 PM
http://ohregina.com/Joshglove5-01.jpg

RFS62
04-09-2008, 06:54 PM
Accept no substitutes.

http://www.wilson.com/media/wilson/images/products/web/Baseball/Gloves/308x430/A2000_K33_lg_129df.jpg

Cyclone792
04-09-2008, 07:47 PM
I'd go for a 13 inch glove. That way you can use the glove for both baseball and softball. I have an outfielders glove for softball that's 14 inches. All I have to do is put my glove up in the vicinity of where the ball is and it snags it.

Highlifeman21
04-09-2008, 08:05 PM
Accept no substitutes.

http://www.wilson.com/media/wilson/images/products/web/Baseball/Gloves/308x430/A2000_K33_lg_129df.jpg

I'm more of a fan of .....

http://images.shopping.msn.com/img/6/2991/130/28136519.jpg

redsrule2500
04-09-2008, 08:10 PM
haha thanks for the help guys, I got a 12.5 inch cheapo Rawlings glove for $28

Thanks again for help in the clutch :D

Yachtzee
04-09-2008, 08:24 PM
I still have my Rawlings Dale Murphy model I got in the mid-80s. I love that glove.

RedsManRick
04-09-2008, 08:32 PM
I'd definitely go on the bigger size. I've been using an 11" for softball and it's been killing me. Nice to have the versatility.

WMR
04-09-2008, 08:32 PM
I have a Rawlings Eric Davis glove that my neighbor gave me when I was like 13. A little small now, but damn does it feel great using it to catch a baseball.

Cyclone792
04-09-2008, 08:34 PM
I'd definitely go on the bigger size. I've been using an 11" for softball and it's been killing me. Nice to have the versatility.

Dude, RMR, you've gotta upgrade, man! What softball position do you play?

If you're an infielder, I'd go for a 13 inch. If you're an outfielder, I'd go for a 14 inch. I'm an outfielder, and my 14 inch glove is fantastic. It may seem big at first, but you'll adjust very quickly, especially once you realize how easy it is to haul in balls as a fly chaser.

RedsManRick
04-09-2008, 08:37 PM
Dude, RMR, you've gotta upgrade, man! What softball position do you play?

If you're an infielder, I'd go for a 13 inch. If you're an outfielder, I'd go for a 14 inch. I'm an outfielder, and my 14 inch glove is fantastic. It may seem big at first, but you'll adjust very quickly, especially once you realize how easy it is to haul in balls as a fly chaser.

I pitch, as sometime in my teens I pretty much completely lost any ability to judge the depth of fly balls. I played 1B the last few years of baseball -- if I did that for softball, I'd get a bigger one, but we usually stash a girl there.

Cyclone792
04-09-2008, 08:46 PM
I pitch, as sometime in my teens I pretty much completely lost any ability to judge the depth of fly balls. I played 1B the last few years of baseball -- if I did that for softball, I'd get a bigger one, but we usually stash a girl there.

I'd go for a 13 inch then. Even as a pitcher it will definitely help you out defensively. If you're playing co-ed, then you're a legit infielder for some girls when they're hitting since they'll dribble a few your way. Guy pitchers in co-ed are also usually a bit more active with cutoffs and backing up plays than in men's leagues.

I play left center defensively, and playing defense out there (in men's leagues) is probably my favorite part of the game. Just shag some fly balls in practice and you'll start learning to judge them again.

Spitball
04-09-2008, 11:09 PM
I don't know about softball, but I always recommend a smaller model for baseball. The glove should not be a crutch. If you really want to learn to catch a ball, practice first without a glove or with a very small glove. For simply playing catch, you , and not the glove, should catch the ball.

Personally, I can't stand a large glove. They are awkward and hinder responsiveness. A small glove forces the fielder to concentrate on the task of catching the ball and not making the mistake of relying on the glove to make the catch.

The Baumer
04-10-2008, 01:30 AM
Personally, I can't stand a large glove. They are awkward and hinder responsiveness. A small glove forces the fielder to concentrate on the task of catching the ball and not making the mistake of relying on the glove to make the catch.

You forget to mention the use of a blindfold to enhance secondary senses.

redsrule2500
04-10-2008, 01:31 AM
You forget to mention the use of a blindfold to enhance secondary senses.

Also, tie random weights to your ankles.

Razor Shines
04-10-2008, 01:36 AM
Dude, RMR, you've gotta upgrade, man! What softball position do you play?

If you're an infielder, I'd go for a 13 inch. If you're an outfielder, I'd go for a 14 inch. I'm an outfielder, and my 14 inch glove is fantastic. It may seem big at first, but you'll adjust very quickly, especially once you realize how easy it is to haul in balls as a fly chaser.

Last year I played softball all year at ss with an 11. I bought a bigger glove but I couldn't stand using it. Seemed like it took me an hour to get the ball out of it compared to what I was used to.

dabvu2498
04-10-2008, 08:06 AM
I still have my Rawlings Dale Murphy model I got in the mid-80s. I love that glove.

Rawlings model number RBG 36.

BRM
04-10-2008, 09:26 AM
Last year I played softball all year at ss with an 11. I bought a bigger glove but I couldn't stand using it. Seemed like it took me an hour to get the ball out of it compared to what I was used to.

If you're playing infield you should definitely stick with a smaller glove. I played softball for 15 years, almost exclusively in the OF (my gazelle like speed dictated it ;)). I used a 14 for the most part. I started pitching a little and playing some 1B the last few years of that and the bigger glove was a bit of a pain. Big glove for the OF, small glove for the IF.

gonelong
04-10-2008, 10:10 AM
I still have my Rawlings Dale Murphy model I got in the mid-80s. I love that glove.

I left mine at a softball tournament a few years back and never did track it back down despite many efforts to do so.

I think about that glove every time I get my new one out to play catch.

*sigh*

GL

pahster
04-10-2008, 10:31 AM
I use the same 13 inch glove for both baseball and softball, mostly in the outfield (although I think I'll be playing infield for my men's league team this spring).

Cyclone792
04-10-2008, 10:37 AM
Last year I played softball all year at ss with an 11. I bought a bigger glove but I couldn't stand using it. Seemed like it took me an hour to get the ball out of it compared to what I was used to.

Interesting, because I had the opposite happen. I started playing softball with a much smaller glove, an 11.5, I think, and I was having problems. I picked up the 14, and I love it. It could be that I'm a full-time outfielder in men's leagues though. I've played a few games at shortstop and first base, but only in co-ed leagues.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-10-2008, 10:39 AM
Anyone know a legal bat that will launch it? We had a Demarini (double wall) a few years back and the difference was ridiculous. We were hitting more out and they were way out.

Since then, the bat was so popular that it turned into a triangle from being mashed so often. I'm okay with spending a couple hundred at the store or on Ebay, but I want a rocket launcher again. Something that will give me max pop for 34" and 28 oz.