• I Feel Like Ruben Rivera

    Posted by on January 29th, 2013 · Comments (7)

    Know what this is?

    Jeter Glove

    Comments on I Feel Like Ruben Rivera

    1. Garcia
      January 29th, 2013 | 11:33 am

      The glove Derek Jeter used in little league.

    2. January 29th, 2013 | 11:51 am

      @ Garcia:
      Sorta close.

      It’s the Derek Jeter model glove that my 8-year old has been nagging me about for a while now. We just started breaking it in for him. But, it’s the actual model that Jeter uses today. Once done, I suspect it will replace the Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO1175DC Model that he’s using now in his LL and travel leagues.

    3. January 29th, 2013 | 11:55 am

      Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about it via Rawlings:

      This Heart of the Hide Derek Jeter baseball glove from Rawlings Gear features the Basket Web pattern, which was the first flexible web that made the glove easier to squeeze. The glove was a collaborative effort between Rawlings and shortstop Derek Jeter. With its 11 1/2″ pattern, this glove is based on his performance needs at his position and reflects his personal preference in web style, break points, function, and fit. Jeter was particular about the break in process and feel of the glove which makes this glove perfect for middle infielders. Handcrafted from the top 5% of steer hides and the best pro grade lace, the Heart of the Hide gloves durability remain unmatched. Its Convention Back drives flexibility and strength. Same pattern worn by Derek Jeter and Stephen Drew.

    4. January 29th, 2013 | 11:59 am

      BTW, Cano uses a Spalding Glove:

      http://shop.spalding.com/Select-11-5-Robinson-Fielding-Glove/dp/B008S1Q30E

      Is he the only big leaguer to do so?
      Most use Rawlings, Wilson, Louisville Slugger or Mizuno, IIRC.

    5. Garcia
      January 29th, 2013 | 12:00 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      I hope it doesn’t come with the following catchphrase: “Past a diving Lombardi.”

      :-)

    6. January 29th, 2013 | 12:11 pm

      @ Garcia:
      LOL.
      No. It comes with the guarantee that the father will say to the son, every time, without fail, “If the ball hits your glove, you’re supposed to catch it” every time he drops one. Luckily, I don’t have to say it too often these days.

    7. Garcia
      January 29th, 2013 | 1:57 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      haha! That’s a good lesson. All the best to him.

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