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5/24/2010
In Italian, primo means “the first,” “the leading” and “the best.” That’s just what Rawlings Primo leather is.

Primo leather is a full-grain Italian leather that is produced with a tight grain structure to give it a flawless appearance. Only the best 5 percent of leather is used to make Rawlings Primo gloves.

The leather goes through a unique tanning process that results in a buttery soft feel and a shape...
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5/21/2010
You’ve reached first base, and it’s a tie game in the bottom of the last inning. Getting into scoring position could get your team into the win column, and your coach knows it. You’ve been given the sign to steal.

Getting a good jump isn’t the only part of this basic baseball skill. Here are some tips for stealing successfully:

Always listen to your first base coach and watch your third base coach while still on the bag. Don’t take your lead and then look to your coach, or...
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5/20/2010
No matter what level you play at, tagging up and advancing to the next base on a fly ball is a critical base-running skill.

It takes heads-up play, good timing and practice.

Here are some tips for tagging up on a fly ball:

As a runner on first base: On fly balls to right field, you want to go about 1/4 of the way to second base; to center field, about 1/3 of the way; and to left field, about 1/2 of the way. You should be under control and watching the ball so...
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5/19/2010
Maple wood bats have become the popular choice among pro athletes in recent years, and Rawlings carries a variety of models, lengths and prices.

Maple wood bats, are known to be firmer, giving them more pop. Despite their reputation for shattering explosively when they break, maple wood bats...
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5/18/2010
Imagine a bat that won’t vibrate, but that still has a large sweet spot and lots of pop. Imagine a bat that has a stiff handle, but that won’t sting. Imagine it’s priced better than the competition.

Impossible? Then you haven’t taken a swing with Rawlings’ newest bat—the 5150 Exogrid with Ph.D.

Available for pre-order, the Exogrid capitalizes on Ph.D technology (that’s passive hybrid damping) to...
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5/17/2010
An NCAA rule regarding pitcher’s gloves has prompted Rawlings to remove the white lacing and lettering from these gloves.

According to the 2009-2010 NCAA baseball rules, the pitcher’s glove cannot not be white or gray or contain white or gray lettering.

Rawlings always strives to make gloves that are eligible for all associations and institutions.

The best way to...
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