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5/28/2010
If you’re looking for your child’s first bat, you can’t go wrong with Rawlings’ T-Ball bats.

All of Rawlings T-Ball bats have been tested for safety and are approved for use in T-Ball leagues.

They are lightweight for small players, and they feature the Sure-Lock end plug, which reduces damage due to miss-hits off the end of the bat.

They can be used by boys or Continue Reading
5/27/2010
Baseballs have remained relatively unchanged in the past 35 years, but that doesn’t mean Rawlings hasn’t found ways to make them better over time.

Rawlings has patented what it calls Extra Innings Technology, or EIT.

EIT makes baseballs more durable so they’ll last longer and perform more consistently over their lifetime.

An EIT baseball is made with a thin polymer layer just under the cover of the ball that resists the damaging effects of moisture. The layer...
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5/26/2010
Fielding is a skill that is often overlooked by young players because it is perceived as less fun than hitting and pitching.

Many games are won or lost by fielding, though, especially the close ones.

Here are some tips for fielding ground balls:

1. Get in the “ready” position
• Spread your feet slightly wider than shoulder width so you can take off in any direction.
• Shift your weight to the balls of your feet.
• Bend at the back with your seat...
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5/25/2010
If you’re looking for a new glove for your child, let Rawlings introduce you to its latest series, the Gold Glove Gamer Pro Taper.

Gloves in this series are perfect for 8- to 11-year-old athletes who will play at least 40 games this year. The Pro Taper glove is recommended for any athlete who is ready to move into a better glove, but whose hand is still too small for a Rawlings’ Heart of the Hide, Pro Preferred...
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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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