Check out my newest piece of leather — a Wilson A2000 DP15 infielder’s glove:
Here’s a photo of the outside of the glove . . .
. . . and here’s a close-up of my favorite part:
The problem with getting something for free (even a pair of socks from your aunt) is that you’re expected to use it. And love it.
I hate that.
Last year I was offered a free glove by a small company who wanted me to promise to use it full-time — and I said no. It’s one thing to agree to eat BIGS Sunflower Seeds for an entire season, but my glove is another story. You just can’t mess with my glove.
As for Wilson, they’re not trying to sponsor me or make me agree to anything. They have a partnership with Pitch In For Baseball (the charity I’ve worked with since 2009), and they’re just being cool.
And so . . . I’ll give this new glove a shot. (I happened to need an infielder’s glove, so it’s actually quite useful.) I doubt it’ll be broken in by Opening Day, but I’ll keep working on it, and eventually the time will come.