I recently began playing for my company’s softball team. I won’t say what team to protect the innocent, but was faced with a few dilemmas that I’m sure many other working professionals face when beginning to play for their company softball team.
When I was younger and into my later teenage years I played a lot of baseball and was an average to good player. I thought that playing softball 10 years later would be a breeze, but boy was I wrong. In order to play softball or baseball, you’ll need a few basic items:
#1) A ball glove – Since I’m only playing casually and don’t need a top of the line glove, I really didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I searched at a used sporting goods store and at my local discount store but couldn’t find anything worthwhile. If you’re buying a glove, try to stay away from the plastic gloves, they’ll only provide you with a headache as the ball will slip out of them easily. I searched all the local stores in oklahoma city, but couldn’t find a better deal than what I found on Amazon.
The glove from amazon is 100% leather. It is a Wilson A360 Series 13-inch slow pitch glove and is under $40. The deal is absolutely amazing. It’s a cheap price for a good quality glove.
#2) Batting Gloves – More than likely if you’re a businessman like myself, your hands don’t see a lot of manual labor. A batting glove will prevent blisters and sores from forming on your hand from gripping the bat. The cheapest ones I could find around my area were $30. Luckily I found another steal on Amazon and was able to choose a color batting glove that matched my team uniform.
The batting glove from amazon is a high quality Louisville Slugger TPX Pro also made out of a leather like material. The material is strong and should easily last a few softball seasons and for under $20 it’s a total steal.
#3) Have fun! All you really need is a ball glove and a set of batting gloves. Your team members will more than likely provide a bat or two. The softball games provide a lot of fun in a team environment. Check the links below for the exact items I purchased from amazon.