Excitement is definitely going to surround Rawlings’ Sandlot Series of gloves. Rawlings is the best at designing softer gloves that still have professional looks. If you saw an opposing defender rocking this Sandlot glove out there on the diamond, the glove could easily pass off as one of the highest offerings from Rawlings just in regard to its look.
Be sure to note that Rawlings has built this glove with a full-grain leather shell that is pre-oiled. As well, the inside of the glove is going to have finger stall backings built with non-leather material that is super comfortable. This design is going to allow for the glove to come butter-soft in its feel and require very little break-in from the player.
In regard to an age recommendation, the Sandlot Series is going to be designed mostly for baseball players that are between 10 and 15 years of age. However, we think that players younger than that age range will be interested due to the soft feel that will allow them to close the glove even if the fit isn’t perfect. As well, we believe a lot of adults that just want a glove for playing catch will be interested.
This glove is a true testament to versatility as it can be used on the left side of the infield (SS & 3B) and it also works well on the mound. Pitchers will especially like it because the modified T-web will block batters from being able to view their hand while it is in the glove and gripping pitches.