24 Jun '11, 12pm

Yankees Pitcher Is First In MLB To Ditch Leather For A Synthetic Glove

Yankees Pitcher Is First In MLB To Ditch Leather For A Synthetic Glove

Even you Red Sox fans are going to like this story…(Editor’s note: Not a chance in hell… ) Yankees newcomer Brian Gordon is the first Major League Baseball player to use a 100% synthetic glove. No more cow. All vegan. The glove is made by the Carpenter Trade Company , and based on Gordon’s use of it, is worthy of being worn on the most famous baseball field in the world. Gordon told the Lohud Yankees Blog , “It’s very different looking and not your, the traditional look. But I asked more and more questions about it and it just made sense to me. I think a glove is a tool. A glove is our tool, a tool we use every day, and it may as well fit, fit for us.” He added, “It’s a very simple equation: Lighter is better.” Gordon is a pitcher and if you’ve ever been on the mound you know what it’s like to have a line drive come straight at your head. A glove can be great for protectio...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/06/24/yankees-pitcher-is-fir...

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