Saturday, May 22, 2010

Todays Players are Wussies

I mean it. Ball players today use these giant gloves that extend their fingers out like wings and lessen that sting when a ball comes flying in them at 100 mph. Now take a look at a glove a fielder used in 1880's. You might as well use your bare hands. Of course, less than 10 years later gloves started being produced with more padding and webs between the fingers. Still, they pale in comparison to what we see today.

This particular glove is a modified "fingerless" glove available in Legendary Auctions current offering. It is likely that it did have fingers to it at one time, but were subsequently cut off. Check out more vintage gloves here at the Baseball Glove Collector.

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