How to buy baseball gloves online

Step-by-step Instructions

Here is what you need to do...
Step 1

First you are going to want to go Eastbay.com or Baseballexpress.com and search for baseball gloves. Depending on your age and experience you can do an advanced search to limit your results. The top brands for baseball gloves are Wilson, Rawlings, and Nike.

Step 2

After narrowing your results to a specific brand, then the next step is to decide which type of glove you will need depending on what position you play. There are four types of gloves: a catching glove, a first base glove, an infield glove, and an outfield glove. For instance if you play outfield, you will want to buy an outfield specific glove.

Step 3

After selecting the brand and type of glove, you will want to select the size of the mitt. For kids age 12 and under, you will want to select a smaller glove which would range from 9-11 inches. These measurements are from the the thumb of the glove to the pinky finger. Kids 13 and up can get a little bit larger gloves ranging from 10-13 inches.

Step 4

Finally after all selections have been made, you can now add the product to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Since you are paying online you are going to need a debit/credit card and your billing information. After entering all the information needed, your order will be placed and will have to wait for the product to arrive.

Special Attention

Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.

The biggest thing with ordering a glove online is you are not going to know how it fits, or feels on the players hand. So some advice would be to go a local sporting goods store and try on some of their brand name gloves that way you have a sense of how the gloves feel. Then after trying them on you have a good idea and can continue to order them online.

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One time I forgot my glove at home so I had to borrow a friends glove for a game. I wasn't used to the glove at all so it was hard to use at first. During the game a line drive was hit at me and I put my glove up to catch it. I felt it hit the glove so I closed the glove thinking I caught it. A few seconds later I realized the ball was hit so hard it put a hole in the web of the glove and I dropped the ball.

When did you first do this & how did you get started?

This has only happened to me once, and it was during the summer of 2008 when I was playing on my competitive travel team.

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