The Wilson Glove of the Month March is different in more ways than one. First of all, it’s a slowpitch softball glove, unlike most GOTM’s that are baseball gloves. As far as we know, this is the first softball-specific Glove of the Month ever. Two other parts are different, so let’s get right into them:
This is a brand new pattern from Wilson, called the SP13. It’s a 13″ slowpitch pattern with the double bar single post web that used to be on a few Wilson gloves, but has since faded. From what we have heard and can see, the SP13 pattern is wide, long, and round (perfect for closing a softball), and is a great outfield glove for a slowpitch player. You could easily use this baseball, but it will be very big and pretty wide for a baseball glove.
The Wilson Glove of the Month March also is a different looking glove, whether that is good or bad is up to you. This features Wilson’s new Kelly Green color, which looks like a lighter green as opposed to Wilson’s old dark green. This also has White Super Skin on the back, another new feature released by Wilson a few months ago. Now for the best part: metallic gold welting. Wilson uses this gold color on many of their Asian gloves, but it has been nonexistent in the U.S. markets. From pictures, it looks pretty cool. Whether or not this feature will ever hit the custom builder is unknown.
The Wilson Glove of the Month March has been controversial thus far. Many are not on board with the idea of a slowpitch glove as the glove of the month, and many aren’t the biggest fans of the colorway. Either way, it is the GOTM for March, and if you want one, you’ll have to go to your local Wilson dealer.