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A well known sports site recounts the following, "Shea Stadium. Oct. 28, 1986. Red Sox vs.

Mets, World Series, Game 6. Red Sox up three games to two, and lead 5-3 with two out in the bottom of the 10th. Boston fans anxiously await their first World Series title since 1918. Then, disaster: three Mets singles and a Bob Stanley wild pitch tie the game at 5-5. Mookie Wilson hits a soft grounder to Bill Buckner at first, and the ball goes through his legs, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run. "I can't remember the last time I missed a ground ball," said Buckner.

"I guess I'll remember that one." So will Boston fans. The Mets went on to win Game 7 and the Series, and Red Sox rooters are still reeling . and waiting.

" Fans and players remember cringe worthy moments like this and wonder what went wrong. And we propose a simple explanation. The guy didn't have the right equipment.

That's where Akadema comes in. Known as being "on the cutting edge of sports technology," and backed by Hall of Famers galore, Akadema knows baseball. And when you are ready to choose a glove, choose them. How do you find the glove that is right for you? It is easier than it looks despite the wide selection and variety out on the market right now.

The first thing to ask yourself, is what position will you be playing? Are you known on your team as the star of just one, or will you be rotating through them all? As the game has evolved, so has the merchandise. There are now gloves for all positions, not just first basemen and pitchers anymore. It is important to go to a reputable dealer like Akadema to make sure that you get the right size and fit for you. Secondly you should consider the web of the glove. There is only one thing that really matters when it comes to this component. Can you see through it? This will help you to be functional and rid you of unnecessary dirt and other interferences during the game.

Webs that are solid work best if you need a sun shield for fly balls. Next think about what works better for you - an open back or closed back. Just like the web, this comes down to personal choice and comfort. If you tend to overheat out there on the field, an open back will keep you a little cooler, while also offering you options such as an adjustable wrist strap. Closed backs are a little more solid and offer less breathing room and yet more support.

Akadema has the advice of big hitters such as Bob Feller and Ozzie Smith behind them to assure you that when choosing the web and backing of your glove, it is up to personal preference. Whatever makes you play better and feel more comfortable and competent is the glove for you. And as the choice glove of over 600 colleges and universities, the future of the Major Leagues seem to be backing Akadema as well! It's important to also realize that both millionaires and future ones have not lost sight of the importance of a dollar. So join the wise players that know that Akadema gives great quality for a smaller price than the major labels do. You won't be compromising with Akadema, you will just be agreeing with the pros.

Scott Peters is an avid baseball fan and baseball equipment retailer. For more information please go to baseball infielder gloves.


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