Review: Rawlings PRO-201BCG [ 11.75 Inch Baseball Glove ]

Review: Rawlings PRO-201BCG [ 11.75 Inch Baseball Glove ]
Retail: $179.99, but MBstores.com is currently offering this tent for $79.95 only. (Offer exprires soon)

Product Description

  • Oil tanned leather shell
  • Basket Web
  • Conventional back
  • X-laced fingers
  • Adjustable little finger loop
  • Available in regular and full right

Reviewed by: Carl Roberts,  from L.A, CA
Date Reviewed: 05/02/2001 6:12:44 AM
 
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Summary:
Honestly, I have never used this exact model of the Rawlings baseball glove before, but this is the closest one that I could find to the one I own. I use to play baseball like it was my job. I always loved hitting, but fielding was my favorite part of the game and my Rawlings glove and I were two best friends on the field.

The webbing on the innerside of the glove is durable enough to hold up for many seasons. After you wrap two baseballs in the pocket and bind the glove together for three days while leaving it between the mattress of your bed, you are ready to go. I played High School baseball for 3 years until it got in the way of tennis, but the main thing that stayed constant in the last years of my baseball life was my glove. I continued to try the newer model bats and batting gloves, but I never changed my glove because we molded ourselves together and I think its because of the high quality that Rawlings brought. I would say that over 90% of the players on all of the teams that I played for, used a Rawlings glove. Now to distinguish one particular brand over a large population of them would mean something is right in the product.



Customer Service:
Haven't needed customer service.



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Reviewed by: Dave,  from Palmyra, NY
Date Reviewed: 11/31/2001 1:24:08 PM
 
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As an owner and user of many baseball gloves throughout highschool, college, and at the semi-pofessional level, I have had my share of good and bad. I used this glove this year at the semi-professional level for about 7 weeks. As a third baseman with thicker than normal hands, I had trouble picking up the backhand with this glove. The flex was irregular when turning the hand. The pocket seemed to open up at the top, allowing the ball to fall when bringing it up for the throw. I almost had to make the perfect grab on the backhand, although the glove was fine for the routine play. As a highschool coach, I sold the glove to a player who I have been working with this fall. He loves it and picks everything up very nicely, including the backhand. We came to the conclusion that this was due to the small nature of his hands. The glove took time to break in...as any other glove does, and has been through a lot and held up well. I would reccomend this glove to players with smaller hands who like to shade the lines on the diamond.



Customer Service:
NA
 



Reviewed by: Mandi,  from Charleston, SC
Date Reviewed: 7/9/2001 12:53:42 PM
 
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The Rawlings gold glove series are gloves that can last you a long time. It takes a little above average time to break these gloves in, but once you do, it will not be the gloves fault if you drop a ball. The pocket of the glove allows for easy handling in the glove to get the ball out and throw it. Also, these gloves last a long time if your willing to play without full comfort in the glove. The interior design of these gloves offer a very stable grip with your hand. This improves your handling of the ball in the glove. Once the glove gets broken in, it has about an average comfort for your hand. The downside to this glove is that the ventilation for your hand is not very good, which can often be uncomfortable on hot days. On the upside, if it is a cold day, it helps keep your hand warm. If your not too picky on a glove and you just want a good glove at a good price, I recommend the Rawlings gold glove series. 

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Reviewed by: Jason,  from Mountain Valley
Date Reviewed: 4/10/2001 7:15:07 PM
 
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In 25 years of handing out gloves to children up to adults, I found that most coaches and parents don't ask or even seem to care what the child or teenager has on their hand as a glove. Rawlings has taken the guess work out of this problem with their new gloves on todays market but using the tag to give the parent the information they need to know about the type of glove and where it should be used for. This makes buying a glove for a child or a more experenced player much easier and a no question product.
Rawling has always been a leader in the baseball field and as a parent and a coach they have always been number one in this field.
In the sports market there can be many products to choose from but Rawling makes the type that holds up to all types of treatment. You just can't go wrong with RAWLINGS PRODUCTS.



Customer Service:
It will make your dollar well worth it.

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many
 

 
  Reviewed by: Mike, from Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Reviewed: 3/29/2001 10:23:00 AM
 
 
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Looking for a baseball glove can often be a difficult process. There is really no good way to see how well a glove is going to perform once it is broken in; buying a new glove can be a tough decision. When I bought my new glove, the Rawlings Gold Glove, I was a victim of impatience. With the season getting closer with everyday, I thought I couldnít wait any longer to get a new glove.

My other option was the Heritage, but that would have required more waiting and more money. In the store, I tried the glove on, liked the feel, and hoped it would break in all right. With a couple days of play, it began to break in, and has retained a nice firm feel. Although it did break in nicely, the feel and performance I receive from the glove isnít the same as other gloves on the market. The leather isnít very soft or giving, and it makes it harder to field a ground ball. Iím not talking about the ground ball that you couldnít field because you donít have soft hands, itís the one that rolls into the edge of glove, and simply stays on the ground and spins.

Itís small things like those that make a decent glove a good one, or even a great one. This glove is decent, and makes a good beginner glove for an average player or pitcher. But, if you play infield I would definitely recommend a Heritage, Wilson A200, etc., donít make the same mistake I did.  



Customer Service:
No need yet





Reviewed by: John,  from  Tokyo, Japan
Date Reviewed: 12/1/2000 10:18:43 PM
 
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What can I say this is a great glove! Last glove I had was a Wilson and had lots of problems. Both my younger brother and I own the Rawlings Gold Glove and have no complains. I've own my glove for about a year now. What I love about it is the feel of the glove once you break it in. Every one whose own a baseball glove before know what im talking about! Breaking in the the glove was no problem. My glove has been thrown on the floor, steped on, and I use it often so im convinced this glove will last a long time with the same performance when i bought it. It has great padding inside the glove to support your palm. I bought the glove for around the price of $90 and it is well worth it if your a baseball player that plays everyday or someone who wants a long lasting glove.
 


Customer Service:
This price is a steal



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