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6/11/2010
When a product works, when it does what it is touted to do, it earns the trust of the world's best athletes, the ones whose careers are made or broken by the quality of the tools they choose.

It's a strong endorsement, then, that the NFL's biggest names choose Rawlings' Zoombang™ protective apparel and equipment.

More than 200 pro football players, including LaDainian Tomlinson,...
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6/10/2010
Catchers protect the plate. The fourth hitter in the lineup protects the third hitter. But what protects the joints of every athlete on the field? Rawlings support braces.

Rawlings' knee, ankle, wrist, elbow and back braces help prevent injuries to athletes in all sports, and Rawlings Gear carries them all.

Features of Rawlings' braces include:
• Adjustable neoprene straps for support and fit
• Lining that wicks away moisture
• Integrated antibacterial...
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6/9/2010
Fielding short hops is part of every infielder's job, and it's not easy.

These drills are intended to improve your hand quickness and your fielding abilities.

For each drill, stand 20-30 feet away from another player. Keep your feet stationary.

In each drill, throw 25 balls to your partner. Completing the complete set of drills provides you with the opportunity to field 150 balls in 10 minutes. Perform these drills five or six times a week to greatly improve...
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6/8/2010
Rawlings Gear is your retailer for Rawlings left handed gloves.

With more than 90 models in stock, RawlingsGear.com carries the left handed gloves you won't find in stores. Our site is the only place you'll find images of the gloves when you search.

Rawlings has introduced 16 left handed gloves for the 2011 season:
• Pro Preferred Series: model numbers Continue Reading
6/7/2010
Sometimes the important skill in base running isn’t running. Sometimes it’s the slide that means you’re safe.

Improper sliding, however, can result in injury to the young ball player. It is very important to teach proper sliding fundamentals because serious knee, ankle or hand injury can occur.

The most popular slide, and probably the safest, is the bent leg or figure 4 slide.

Here are some tips for sliding:

The key element to the bent leg slide is...
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6/4/2010
It's no secret that practice makes perfect. It's also no secret that doing fielding drills can improve your defense immensely.

These short hop/short catch drills are intended to improve your hand quickness and your fielding abilities.

For each drill, stand 20-30 feet away from another player. Keep your feet stationary and focus on your hands.

In each drill, throw 25 balls to your partner. Completing the complete set of drills provides you with the opportunity to...
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