Does anyone know the difference in gloves? fast pitch vs reg.

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  1. GND

    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    I recently bought a new glove for softball. The one I have is for fast pitch, but I like the fit an it's a bit similar to my old glove.

    My position is usually 1st, but I can play 2nd, and pitch as well.

    Is there actually that big of a damn difference in a fast pitch glove versus a regular softball glove?

    I bought it at Academy and didn't see any 1st baseman gloves other than in the baseball section. :sad2:


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    no one fawking plays? :squint:
     
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    maybe you guys can help :hs:
     
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    do both leagues use the same size ball?
     
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    I believe so. That's why I'm thinking there shouldn't be much of a difference
     
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    the only person who really needs/wears a different glove is the catcher. Everything else is pretty much a standard position gloves ie 1st, infielders, outfielders etc.
     
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    the only reason you would need a different mitt is if you were

    a) moving positions

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    b) changing the size of the ball used dramatically


    other than that, you should be fine
     
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    yeah. usually that's the case, but they do have special gloves for 1st basemen. I've never actually "used" a 1st baseman glove.
     
  9. thomez

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    infielders usually have gloves with smaller pockets to get the ball out easier

    outfielders have larger pockets

    first basement have large pockets and a lot of padding

    pitchers have solid-color gloves because that's the rules
     
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    it's a large glove that is padded somewhat like a catchers mitt

    I have one. :hs:
     
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    and you're trying to explain this to me why? after I specifically pointed out positional gloves:hsugh:
     
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    yeppers, :bigthumb:
     
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    yes...there's all sorts of different gloves...a lot of infielders gloves also have no real "webbing" between the thumb and 1st finger. This is something to avoid getting a finger caught on while scooping the ball out. I played 1st for years, and I ALWAYS used a glove with a lot of extra webbing to give me a little extra in the glove;)
     
  14. thomez

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    I read your comment wrong and thought you inferred that the only glove that was different was a catchers mitt :o


    sorry :o
     
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    He's just explaining it a bit more in detail as in shapes..etc what to look for and stuff.
     
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    nope only comment I made was in the fastpitch vs slow pitch which was the topic of discussion at hand :o...but anyways, it's all good....:hs:
     
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    yeah, that's the kind I have and have had. I've played it since i was 13, but since coed I've been playing other positions- 2nd, pitcher and sometimes, but rarely outfield. So I just needed a more versitile glove.
     
  18. thomez

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    I haven't played in a long long time :wtc:
     
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    catchers - catcher's mitt
    pitchers - some like the traditional small one and some like mediums
    OF - medium glove. some CF's like a slightly bigger glove
    3rd base - bigger glove
    SS - either a medium or large glove
    1st - made specifically for 1st basemen with a huge web
    2nd - tiny glove, but some people prefer mediums

    I would get a real 1st baseman's mitt if you're going to play 1st. If they don't throw all that hard, you can get away with just a larger one. And there's no reason you can't get a baseball glove
     
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