Baseball Equipment and Accessories Selection
As far the weather is conducive, you will see many people coming out to play baseball, especially the young ones. They shall relish being part of the baseball practice and games that are planned. For those who are interested in joining in the games, they need to be well prepared in terms of equipment. This game cannot be played if you do not have certain equipment with you. You also need to invest in a given number of accessories to make the game more enjoyable. You will get some of these from the school or club you go to play in. But there are some you have to buy for yourself.
You will need a baseball glove. You will choose the glove to buy when you decide which position you intend to play. In case you intend to rotate through several positions, you will have to buy gloves for each position. It is normal for the outfielder’s gloves to be bigger than those of the infielder’s. The smaller size of their gloves is to allow them to remove the ball faster. First basemen and catchers will have to buy mitts, not gloves. The first baseman’s mitt usually has a long side with one flat section. And that of the catcher is rounded with enough padding for when they have to catch the fast-moving ball.
You will also need a bat. It is important to have a personal bat, to allow you to practice on your own sometimes. You will get wooden and aluminum versions. When buying an aluminum one, ensure it is allowed in our league. Their sizes are also normally written on them, detailing the length and weight. AS you are buying, get a feel of the bat in your hands. You should not strain just to swing it.
You will need to invest in cleats. Normally, you will not be allowed to wear metal of spiked cleats until high school competition. You thus need to have some rubber spiked cleats that are easy to wear.
You will also need to buy a sharp looking cap. It is a requirement in the uniform. You can either buy now that fits you perfectly for now, or you buy an adjustable one that you can regulate the level of comfort.
There are times when you will need some personal catcher’s gear. It is normally expensive, and supplied by the league or club. But if you value your comfort, you will get yourself your set that fits you perfectly. Shin guards, chest protectors, a mask, and throat guard, as well as the mitt will be necessary.
You could also get yourself things like batting gloves, a protective cup, practice balls, a batting tee and pitching target, or you practice your pitching and hitting form.