It was the summer of 2014 and I’m having a simple catch with a buddy from my baseball team.
It’s going as well as any catch does, and we’re slowly backing up to long toss distance.
My friend throws me the ball, but I didn’t hear the usual pop that accompanies a baseball hitting a glove’s pocket.
Instead, I heard a weird snap.
And as I looked into my glove, my worst fear turned into a reality.
The leather holding the webbing lacing together had finally ripped.
The glove was unusable. It had actually broken for good.
After three years of heavy, daily use, the glove was ripped in all kinds of places, but I never thought it would actually fall apart.
I thought it would be my baby forever.
This sprouted an inner determination to find an even better glove for the next chapter in my baseball life.
And so, I devoted the rest of the dwindling summer to finding my next game glove.
After a few weeks of research, I found my “dream” glove.
But something was off.
The glove felt too small. It had an odd form.
And I soon realized that maybe it wasn’t my dream glove.
So I went back to the drawing board and doubled down on my baseball glove research.
I contacted company after company.
Talked to every person I could.
And even visited every baseball store within a two hour radius of my house.
My love for baseball gloves quickly exploded.
I loved learning how different patterns closed, how different leathers hold up, and even debating Rawlings vs. Wilson for hours on end on social media and with my friends.
Soon after, Ball Gloves Online was born.
I created BGO as a platform to give you all the tools you need to make an informed glove purchase.
- News about Glove Releases.
- Pro Players’ Gloves.
Whatever it takes to help you find your perfect glove.
And after a few years of this same research, I’m pretty sure I’ve finally found my perfect glove.
But here’s the thing…
I’m no expert on baseball gloves, nor will I ever claim to be one. I still have a ton to learn and experience in the subject.
The truth is…
I’m just a baseball player who really like baseball gloves. And I’ve spent a considerable amount of time learning about them
I still think you’ll find a lot of value in the contents of this site.
And I do believe I can help you find your next baseball glove.
Because at the end of the day…
That’s the mission of Ball Gloves Online.
Your perfect baseball glove is out there – just let me help you find it.
All you have to do is join the Ball Gloves Online team.