Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rawlings 2008 Gold Glove Winners

Rawlings Gear would like to congratulate all of the 2008 Rawlings Gold Glove Winners.

P - Greg Maddux (Dodgers)
C - Yadier Molina (Cardinals)*
1ST - Adrian Gonzalez (Padres)*
2ND - Brandon Phillips (Reds)
3RD - David Wright (Mets)
SS - Jimmy Rollins (Phillies)
OF - Nate McLouth (Pirates)*
OF - Carlos Beltrain (Mets)
OF - Shane Victorino (Phillies)

P - Mike Mussina (Yankees)
C - Joe Muer (Twins)*
1ST - Carlos Pena (Rays)*
2ND - Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox)
3RD - Adrian Beltre (Mariners)*
SS - Michael Young (Rangers)*
OF - Torii Hunter (Angels)*
OF - Grady Sizemore (Indians)*
OF - Ichiro Suzuki (Mariners)
* Team Rawlings Player

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New! Engraved Gloves & Bats

Looking for that gift that goes the extra mile? How about a laser engraved wood bat or glove? With a variety of glove and bat styles to choose from, you're sure to find something that fits the budget. We are currently able to get these products out to you in 7-10 business days, so you can get a personalized glove without the personalized wait time. We also have Mini Gold Glove Awards that have a customizable nameplate. With so many options, it's no wonder why Rawlings Gear is your one-stop Rawlings shop.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Get Your Custom Glove In Time for Christmas

You need to place your order for Your Custom Glove by October 31, 2008, to guarantee delivery for Christmas. At this time, we have three ways to customize your Rawlings glove.

1. You can build your glove through our Pro Glove Builder,
2. Personalize a Pro Preferred, Heart of the Hide, Heritage Pro and Gold Glove that you select, or
3. Personalize the name plate of a Rawlings Custom Series (RCS) or Instinct glove.

In November 2008, we will be adding an additional way to personalize Rawlings glove by laser engraving them. We will also be adding the ability to personalize Rawlings wood bats using the same laser engraving technology. This will be an additional $10 to the price of the glove or wood bat you choose. You will be able to place orders for the engraved gloves or bats through December 17th to guarantee delivery for Christmas.

To receive additional updates on this new feature and other products, become a Fan on our Facebook page or go to and join our e-mail list.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spring Preview 2009

Just like your favorite auto makers, we like to roll out our new gear a little early. Some highlights from the new line include the reintroduction of the Plasma Silver bat, also know as the "The Green Bat", the new Vapor low profile batting helmet and the much anticipated Rhino catcher's gear. While you're there, check out the Heart of the Hide Dual Core baseball gloves and the new Primo 12" basket web glove. Visit for more products from our Spring Preview 2009.

Monday, June 23, 2008

2008 All-Star Game Contest

Head on over to and get entered in the 2008 All-Star Game Contest. All you have to do is pick which league you think will win, American or National and you could win one of five high-end Rawlings baseball gloves or one of twenty-four official 2008 All-Star Game baseballs. Yeah, it's really that easy!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Custom Gloves Made Easy!

Hey Rawlings fans, just wanted to let everybody know that customized baseball gloves are now easier than ever to order off the site. There are three different options that you have for customization. The first involves a new tool created by Rawlings called the "Custom Glove Pro Shop". This cool new tool allows you build a custom glove from scratch or you can pick your favorite players glove and then modify it to your tastes. This option offers the most choices by far and does carry a hefty price, but it will truly be a one-of-a-kind glove that you can brag to all your friend about.

Your second option is the "Personalized Pro Program" (say that three times fast). This program is currently offered on Pro Preferred, Heart of the Hide, Gold Glove and Heritage Pro series gloves. You have several choices as to how you can personalize your glove here, you can select your lace color and also have your name stitched into the glove on the thumb position. There are two text style options for your name and you can also pick the thread color for the stitching. Your final option is getting a country or state flag stitched on the index finger.

Your third and final option is the "Personalized Nameplate". This option is currently only available on Instinct series gloves which have tabs on the backside of the glove to hold the nameplate in position. With this option you can pick the color of the nameplate, text style and thread color.

All three of these options are great ways to add that special something to your glove to let your opponents know that you mean business. So click on over to today and start building the glove of your dreams. Oh and before I forget, all custom gloves have a 4-6 week turn around time. The Instinct gloves ship out right away, but the nameplate will take 4-6 weeks for delivery.


Monday, April 21, 2008

New Stuff In Stock!

Hey Rawlings fans, just wanted to let everybody know that we have received the majority of our new College World Series product. The new RUSH Lite series bats in both the Composite and Gold 2-Piece styles are ready to ship out the door.

Also, we have most new gloves in stock as well. From the new 12" Primo, to the Heart of the Hide Dual Core series and Pro Preferred 2-Tone. We have a whole section dedicated to all this new product and you can check it out here.

That's all for now. More product info to follow.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pro Preferred 2-Tone Series

So lets continue on with the new gloves shall we? The Pro Preferred Series has been one of the most popular lines for Rawlings since its introduction in 2001. This year Rawlings introduces the Pro Preferred 2-Tone Series as a welcome addition to the line.

So what's up with this line? Well, besides a new look, there are a combination of different materials used on this glove as opposed to the standard Pro Preferred gloves. The big one is the use of Italian Bruciato leather, which is the darker leather on the glove along with the flawless Kip leather that is used on all Pro Preferred gloves. This gives the glove its great 2-Tone look. These gloves are available in 5 popular styles and they even have catcher's and the first base position covered.

I really liked the 11 3/4" model which is the one pictured here. It has a wing tip back and the Pro I pattern really shows off the 2-Tone concept. Unfortunately, they don't offer it for a lefty. That's alright though, I know I'm outnumbered by you "normal" people so Rawlings has to please the ruling class. Regardless, you should still check these gloves out. It's a great new addition to the series and it's just one more reason why more pros choose Rawlings gloves than any other brand. Check em all out here.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bring On The Gloves!

So after some information on the new Rawlings bats I guess we need some information on what we're going to catch all those pop ups and line drives with. Rawlings is the leader in innovation for glove design and more pro players use those gloves in the field than any other brand.

So what did Rawlings bring to the table this season? Well, to start things off, they've added a 12" model to the Primo line up. If you're familiar with the Primo series, you know that there is not another glove like it on the market. Crafted out of Italian leather, there are only a limited amount of gloves that can be produced each year. They utilize patented Dual Core Technology that has an inner layer with position specific break points that allow your hand to close the glove in the way that your position demands.

Pretty cool stuff, not to mention that the gloves look great as well. We got a chance a couple of weeks ago to check out all the new Rawlings product and they passed around the PRM1200 Primo glove and I have to say, (It was broken in) it was one of the best feeling gloves I've ever had on my hand. So yes the break in work was already done and these gloves do require the player to do a large percentage of this work, but the payoff is so worth it. It really did feel like an extension of my hand. The new 12" model features a Basket Web pattern and Conventional Back which makes this a great glove choice for pitcher and infield positions.

So enough of my babble, if you're in the market for a high end glove, I would recommend that you check out the Primo line. With the addition of the 12" model, this is a really well rounded series of gloves and also a glove that is built to last, season after season.

Check em out at and get "The Next Line Of Defense." Up to bat for next time will be new Pro Preferred models.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Rawlings RUSH Lite Gold Bats

Hey Rawlings fans, the last time we talked about the new RUSH Lite Composite bats, so it's only fitting that we now bring up the newly designed RUSH Lite Gold baseball bats. If you're looking for a new 2-piece bat, then look no further.

The new design has a great combination of balance, barrel length and handle flex. The engineers at Rawlings took a long hard look at the weight distribution of the previous RUSH Gold bats and the new "Lite" design significantly redistributes weight for a smoother, lightweight feel. This in turn leads to more bat speed, power and pinpoint control.

The RPM Composite Dynamic Flex Handle is up to 80% stiffer that competitive models. This makes the bats ideal for players that prefer multi-piece performance without the wasted energy of overly flexible handles.

These bats also use LiquidMetal Gold Barrel Technology. This material has twice the strength of titanium and maximizes Pure Energy Transfer and trampoline. This means that the ball is going to leave the bat faster, which is the goal of all bat designs.

Rawlings then tops it off with the Ultra Tough Low Rider End Plug which can withstand direct impacts up to 105 MPH and the low profile design reduces damage from miss hits off the end of the bat.

So again, if you're in to 2-piece bats, you owe it to yourself to check out these bats. The weight distribution is great, the graphics were redesigned and well, it's just a darn good bat. Check them out over at

They are Available in four drops:
High School / Collegiate (-3) - BBRSHGL
Senior League (-5) - SLRSHGL5
Senior League (-10) - SLRSHGL10
Youth Baseball (-13) - YBRSHGL

Next time we'll dive into Baseball Gloves and talk about all the new things Rawlings has going this year. Stay tuned.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

New College World Series Gear in Stock!

Greetings Rawlings fans. Just wanted to drop a line and let everybody know that we're getting a whole bunch of new products in stock. If you're a gear head, you probably know that it's College World Series time and that's when all the companies start coming out with their 2009 lines. 2009 you say, isn't it a little early for that? Well just like your favorite car companies, we're already coming out with next year's model. But you don't have to wait until then to your grimy little mitts on these hot new products. has it all in stock right now.

So what does Rawlings have to offer this season? Quite a bit and we'll start with a new bat line-up. For this season Rawlings completely redesigned their RUSH line of bats. Let's take a look.

First up are the completely redesigned RUSH Lite Composite bats. After looking at ways to improve last year's model Rawlings came back with a new RPM 2.0 Composite design. These bats are now 100% carbon fiber with no fiberglass. This is a more expensive material, but it helped reduce weight for better bat speed and more control. They also used a new weave pattern that improved the profile and barrel flexibility.

The Tournament Flex Handle is now 100% carbon fiber and with the new weave pattern it added stiffness vs. the prior model. Also included on these bats is the Rawlings Ultra Tough 105 MPH End Plug, which can withstand direct impacts up to 105 MPH.

So what does this mean for you? Well, you get a stiffer bat with better balance and less weight and we already know that carbon fiber bats are far superior in performance vs. aluminum. So check one of these bats out today. They're available at several different levels:
High School / Collegiate (-3) - BBRSHCL
Senior League (-5) - SLRSHCL5
Senior League (-10) - SLRSHCL10
Youth Baseball (-12) - YBRSHCL

So there you have it, the new RUSH Lite Composite bats. Check them all out at In the next post we'll talk about the new RUSH Lite Gold series.


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