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Do Batting Gloves Make A Difference?

Gloves, in general, help with preserving the life of your hands while doing anything physically demanding with them. In a sport like baseball, where do we draw the line between a restrictive feel or the freedom to move vs. the safety they provide? 

Batting gloves are not all created equal.

The gloves in the past had either comfort or durability in mind, never both. Batting gloves that were designed for comfort which was at the forefront of every hitter’s mind because of the ability to feel the bat would never last long enough for the price tag.

Gloves that were made with durability in mind lasted much longer but usually were made so thick you never had a great feel for your hands on the bat, which makes it much harder to feel the bat moving through space.

You wouldn’t wear boxing gloves to use a sledge hammer. That would be weird. Some gloves have a thick awkward feel that doesn’t have any elasticity to help with the natural ebb and flow of hand movement. 

Gloves have always made a difference when it comes to hitting.

Hitting with bare hands can leave you with rough calluses that actually make it harder to grip. Bare Hands can also sweat and moist hands don’t always provide the best grip.

A picture of all new batting gloves from Relentless Sports

Batting gloves today have plenty of options that provide both comfort, feel, and durability. Relentless Sports Batting Gloves give an option of having all rubber gloves for those reps days or they offer game gloves that have the rubber palm for durability and leather fingers to give it the natural feel of using bare hands with a bulletproof palm. 

The hands can come away smooth and soft, free from calluses and ready to do battle another day.

Taking care of your batting gloves is a must in preserving the functionality of them. I would recommend not wearing them in the back pocket on the field to keep them from becoming too damp from those hot summer days or putting in direct sunlight for long periods of time to keep them from drying out.

Storing them in your helmet in the dugout can provide a sunlight-free, dry area to extend their life.