If you only play catch as the method to break the glove in, it will break-in how you want it and how you squeeze/catch the ball. Alternate methods like the rubber band (although a bit faster) can cause artificial break-in patterns that you may not want.
Rawlings Pro Preferred 11.5" Baseball Glove: PROS204-2RTB
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- 2018 Opening Day Collection
- 100% Wool Wrist Padding
- 11.50 Inch Glove Size
- Break-In: 70% Player | 30% Factory
- Colorway: Orange | Black
- Conventional Open Back
- Deertouch Finger Back Lining Enhances Comfort & Fit
- Full-Grain Kip Leather Provides Long Lasting Structure
- Index Finger Pad
- Padded Thumb Sleeve
- Pittards Sheepskin Palm Lining Adds Superior Comfort
- Pro I-Web
- Recommended For Infielders
- Tennessee Tanning Company Rawhide Laces Add Strength & Structure
Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball and the Official Basketball and Football for NCAA Championships.The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all o …read more
Both of these gloves will be exceptionally high quality and performance, and both have nearly identical leather quality as indicated by the price of each model. Honestly you couldn't go wrong with either one, and in the end I would just go with whichever one you prefer cosmetically. The Rawlings seems slightly larger on the wrist opening, while the Wilson feels slightly more roomy in the finger stalls. Each of these features will loosen up as you break in the glove.
Rawlings baseball gloves allow athletes of all ages to play like the pros. For the 2018 season, the Opening Day Collection comes with Pro Preferred patterns that combine classic color combinations with professionally inspired designs. Rawlings Pro Preferred baseball gloves have a reputation for being a staple at the highest levels of the game year after year. Known for their long-lasting, full-grain kip leather, each model continuously breaks in to form a perfect pocket based on the owner's preference. Professional game-day patterns and high-quality components are used to create the very best in the game that players of all ages and skill level have come to rely on season after season. Each glove offers a variety of different features that contribute to the greatness that is the Rawlings Pro Preferred. Inside of the gloves, Deertouch finger back linings optimize fit and add an unbeatable feel. A 100% water resistant wool padding also assists with the formation of the pocket and helps the glove hold its shape over a longer period of time. All while the classic Pittards sheepskin palm lining wicks away moisture and enhances the overall feel. Similar to that of other Rawlings ball gloves, the Tennessee Tanning Company rawhide leather laces add structure, strength, and durability unlike any other. Let's not forget that each thumb loop comes padded for added comfort and to ensure a premium fit on defense. Rawlings: The Mark Of A Pro!
This Rawlings Pro Preferred Baseball Glove (PROS204-2RTB) features a popular 11 1/2-inch size, a pro-I-web, and a conventional open back with the classic red patch. Due to the larger size and the web, this model is recommended for adult and elite outfielders. Wear what the pros wear and buy one of these Rawlings baseball gloves today with free shipping and our 100 Day Love Your Glove Guarantee. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to catch!
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