Jay #staygrassy™️

@picklethebeast417

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Baseball gloves can change the world. My life, through leather. Smile big and swing hard. #operationsandlot
Many thanks to @sskbaseballshop for sending over a few gloves! They included a very nice note voicing support for me and my social media kindness project,  #OperationSandlot. This is not the first time SSK has donated leather, and I am extremely appreciative of their contribution to my mission to show that baseball gloves can change the world.
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After taking some time to evaluate their business model as well as recover from the height of the pandemic, SSK decided to make a significant investment in the U.S. market. Ultimately that meant eliminating distributors and focusing exclusively on its customers, allowing them to lower prices a bit without sacrificing quality.
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SSK delivered a Z9 Maestro and a Z7 Specialist Series for me to check out. Ultimately they will end up with someone who has been challenged to Operation Sandlot! Thanks again to SSK, good luck with the new releases guys!  #staygrassy  #baseball  #glove  #kindnesswins  #leather  #custom  #teamssk

Many thanks to @sskbaseballshop for sending over a few gloves! They included a very nice note voicing support for me and my social media kindness project, #OperationSandlot. This is not the first time SSK has donated leather, and I am extremely appreciative of their contribution to my mission to show that baseball gloves can change the world. - After taking some time to evaluate their business model as well as recover from the height of the pandemic, SSK decided to make a significant investment in the U.S. market. Ultimately that meant eliminating distributors and focusing exclusively on its customers, allowing them to lower prices a bit without sacrificing quality. - SSK delivered a Z9 Maestro and a Z7 Specialist Series for me to check out. Ultimately they will end up with someone who has been challenged to Operation Sandlot! Thanks again to SSK, good luck with the new releases guys! #StayGrassy #baseball #glove #kindnesswins #leather #custom #teamssk

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11 days ago
This is us.  #staygrassy
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📸: @kendrajoyphotog @kendra.seymour

This is us. #StayGrassy - 📸: @kendrajoyphotog @kendra.seymour

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15 days ago
Gray day in Virginia requires…well, you get it. 
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Tim Anderson pro issue  #Wilson  #A2000 11.5” G4. Have a great Sunday everyone!  #staygrassy  #baseball  #glove  #leather  #custom

Gray day in Virginia requires…well, you get it. - Tim Anderson pro issue #wilson #a2000 11.5” G4. Have a great Sunday everyone! #StayGrassy #baseball #glove #leather #custom

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18 days ago
By request: This 2008  #Rawlings  #HeartoftheHide PROTROY25 is the Troy Glaus gameday from one of my favorite glove collectors, @jsfriedman8. 
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Although there are some differences between the PROTROY25 and say an AK2/TT2, both have a flat pocket and tall fingers, so this pattern won’t be getting too deep. The web is thicker than other single posts of its era, and would be the same one on @arod's black RV23SO before he went to the true Ventura hinged single. 
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This glove is weird. And awesome!  #staygrassy  #baseball  #glove  #horween  #leather

By request: This 2008 #rawlings #heartofthehide PROTROY25 is the Troy Glaus gameday from one of my favorite glove collectors, @jsfriedman8. - Although there are some differences between the PROTROY25 and say an AK2/TT2, both have a flat pocket and tall fingers, so this pattern won’t be getting too deep. The web is thicker than other single posts of its era, and would be the same one on @arod's black RV23SO before he went to the true Ventura hinged single. - This glove is weird. And awesome! #StayGrassy #baseball #glove #horween #leather

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19 days ago
Glove of the Day: @rawlingssg  #HeartoftheHide PROJR7-50 suede back from almost decade ago. I’m coordinating a pro department glove line for a small company, so stay tuned for that, as it’s likely you’ll see a similarly shaped PRO442 in it. 
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Austin asked to play catch so I grabbed a glove near the door (there are gloves everywhere I HAVE to clean these up) and headed outside. 
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I have no idea what the perfectly timed sound is from the first video, probably Drew playing with a Nerf gun that belongs to one of the kids next door. I can hear Austin release the ball on the second video. This girl is very close to hurting my hand from short distance! 
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Another great day playing with the kids and explaining to my neighbors why I have a different glove every time I’m outside. I’m not weird, YOU’RE weird.  #staygrassy  #baseball  #softball  #glove  #sssssssssPOP  #prouddad

Glove of the Day: @rawlingssg #heartofthehide PROJR7-50 suede back from almost decade ago. I’m coordinating a pro department glove line for a small company, so stay tuned for that, as it’s likely you’ll see a similarly shaped PRO442 in it. - Austin asked to play catch so I grabbed a glove near the door (there are gloves everywhere I HAVE to clean these up) and headed outside. - I have no idea what the perfectly timed sound is from the first video, probably Drew playing with a Nerf gun that belongs to one of the kids next door. I can hear Austin release the ball on the second video. This girl is very close to hurting my hand from short distance! - Another great day playing with the kids and explaining to my neighbors why I have a different glove every time I’m outside. I’m not weird, YOU’RE weird. #StayGrassy #baseball #softball #glove #sssssssssPOP #prouddad

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23 days ago
These images came up on my photo timeline…How was this project THREE years ago?!  #staygrassy  #casualfriday  #rawlings  #slcs  #custom  #charity  #denim  #yeezy  #baseball  #leather

These images came up on my photo timeline…How was this project THREE years ago?! #StayGrassy #CasualFriday #rawlings #slcs #custom #charity #denim #yeezy #baseball #leather

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27 days ago
Now that baseball is over, who wants to hang out and talk baseball?! 
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I’ll be at @abca1945 in Chicago in early January for my annual trip to stare longingly at the newest products and talk/listen to some of the best people in the game. Plus, I love Chicago!
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If you’ll be in the area, let me know! I’d love to bore you with insignificant details of my life and update you on how potty training my son is going (update: horribly).  #staygrassy  #baseball  #abca

Now that baseball is over, who wants to hang out and talk baseball?! - I’ll be at @abca1945 in Chicago in early January for my annual trip to stare longingly at the newest products and talk/listen to some of the best people in the game. Plus, I love Chicago! - If you’ll be in the area, let me know! I’d love to bore you with insignificant details of my life and update you on how potty training my son is going (update: horribly). #StayGrassy #baseball #abca

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29 days ago
I am stunned. Eric Walbridge @glovecowboy surprised me with a glove concept we’ve been talking about for what feels like years now.  It is…unbelievable. Eric’s NightShift program is about being inspired by the world around us and making cool things along the way. Man did he nail this one!
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Eric knows The Sandlot is more than a movie to me. The act of kindness by The Jet to give Smalls a glove early on made the Summer of ‘62 a reality, and changed my life during my teens. It is the reason why I give away gloves in exchange for such kindness.
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This glove is sturdier than I thought. When you first look at the canvas shell and shiny silver grommets, it seems like a novelty piece that placates Eric’s creative whims. Instead it feels legitimately game worthy, but…do I dare?  #staygrassy 
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 #thesandlot  #marucci  #baseball  #glove  #mlb  #playoffs  #worldseries  #thejetstolehome

I am stunned. Eric Walbridge @glovecowboy surprised me with a glove concept we’ve been talking about for what feels like years now. It is…unbelievable. Eric’s NightShift program is about being inspired by the world around us and making cool things along the way. Man did he nail this one! - Eric knows The Sandlot is more than a movie to me. The act of kindness by The Jet to give Smalls a glove early on made the Summer of ‘62 a reality, and changed my life during my teens. It is the reason why I give away gloves in exchange for such kindness. - This glove is sturdier than I thought. When you first look at the canvas shell and shiny silver grommets, it seems like a novelty piece that placates Eric’s creative whims. Instead it feels legitimately game worthy, but…do I dare? #StayGrassy - #thesandlot #marucci #baseball #glove #mlb #playoffs #worldseries #thejetstolehome

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a month ago
Welcome to the annual “Happy Birthday Tommy Mac” Giveaway! Please join me in wishing my twin brother Tommy a fantastic day! If you do, you’re eligible to win this 11.5” 2011 @rawlingssg  #HeartoftheHide PRO200-1.
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The rules are simple, and a winner will be chosen at the end of the week!  #staygrassy
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1️⃣ Like this image
2️⃣ Tag @tommymac1026 and wish him a happy birthday!

Share it or tag others if you like, this is just a giveaway to annoy my brother, not attempt to gain followers. 
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 #baseball  #giveaway  #mlb  #rawlings  #mlbplayoffs  #baseball  #horween

Welcome to the annual “Happy Birthday Tommy Mac” Giveaway! Please join me in wishing my twin brother Tommy a fantastic day! If you do, you’re eligible to win this 11.5” 2011 @rawlingssg #heartofthehide PRO200-1. - The rules are simple, and a winner will be chosen at the end of the week! #StayGrassy - 1️⃣ Like this image 2️⃣ Tag @tommymac1026 and wish him a happy birthday! Share it or tag others if you like, this is just a giveaway to annoy my brother, not attempt to gain followers. - #baseball #giveaway #mlb #rawlings #mlbplayoffs #baseball #horween

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a month ago
At its core,  #OperationSandlot is about kindness and community. Although the vast majority of the gloves in this project have been my own, friends, companies, and even complete strangers have contributed to a tiny but mighty social media movement where I use baseball gloves as a means to facilitate positive change in the world. 
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Enter two gentlemen, Mike @mike_ramazzotti and Steve @956gloves, both of whom I have never met and from two different parts of the country. Mike donated a sweet UC San Diego @adidasbaseball LHT outfield glove, and Steve showed how insane he is by donating a @wilsonballglove @datdudebp and a @rawlingssg Horween pro department 11.75” mod trap. Thank you does not begin to describe my gratitude. 
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These gloves will not be won, given away, or sold. They will be earned through a challenge issued directly to friends and followers. It’s not about cash or clout, it’s all about character.  #staygrassy  #baseball  #kindnesswins

At its core, #OperationSandlot is about kindness and community. Although the vast majority of the gloves in this project have been my own, friends, companies, and even complete strangers have contributed to a tiny but mighty social media movement where I use baseball gloves as a means to facilitate positive change in the world. - Enter two gentlemen, Mike @mike_ramazzotti and Steve @956gloves, both of whom I have never met and from two different parts of the country. Mike donated a sweet UC San Diego @adidasbaseball LHT outfield glove, and Steve showed how insane he is by donating a @wilsonballglove @datdudebp and a @rawlingssg Horween pro department 11.75” mod trap. Thank you does not begin to describe my gratitude. - These gloves will not be won, given away, or sold. They will be earned through a challenge issued directly to friends and followers. It’s not about cash or clout, it’s all about character. #StayGrassy #baseball #kindnesswins

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a month ago
Quick poll: With the “Happy Birthday Tommy Mac” giveaway coming up on Tuesday, here are two candidates, one for the infield and one for the outfield:
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1) 2021 12.75”  #Rawlings  #HeartoftheHide Gameday 57 PRO435-22NM Nick Markakis model
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2) This one is used, but pretty fantastic. 2011 11.5” Rawlings Heart of the Hide Horween PRO200-1.
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So…which one is it going to be?  #staygrassy  #baseball  #glove @rawlingssg

Quick poll: With the “Happy Birthday Tommy Mac” giveaway coming up on Tuesday, here are two candidates, one for the infield and one for the outfield: - 1) 2021 12.75” #rawlings #heartofthehide Gameday 57 PRO435-22NM Nick Markakis model - 2) This one is used, but pretty fantastic. 2011 11.5” Rawlings Heart of the Hide Horween PRO200-1. - So…which one is it going to be? #StayGrassy #baseball #glove @rawlingssg

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a month ago
Glove Life: Save The Last Dance
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Some may find it odd, or even downright stupid, to bring a @georgespringer @nikediamond ShaDo Elite J outfield model into a game, especially when you’re a 38-year old nobody. In all honesty though, I never hesitated reaching for it on Sunday before putting it in my bag.
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Yesterday was the 2021 @thefedball league All-Star Game. I got a chance to play with our likely team MVP Dutch Whitaker @405baseball, who mashed the apple all season long en route to a fourth straight championship series appearance. Team ace @wyattk13 added three hits including a rocket off the left field fence. It was a fun time in a laid back atmosphere where I enjoyed the company of some excellent players.
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So why game such a rare glove? Put simply, because Father Time is undefeated. I have no idea how long I’ll be able to play this beautiful game. I’ve missed one season since I was four, and over three decades later, the fire inside me is nowhere close to out. However, with increasingly demanding activity schedules for my kids, and just the impact of life itself, you never know when your last game will be. In that context, I always wanted to use this glove, and in the case of a low-pressure all-star game, there was no better time.
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Hype and secondary market prices aside, this glove is awesome. Generally, I am not a fan of straight finger outfield gloves because I feel it is difficult to create the pocket necessary for ball control and top-of-web stability, but this glove delivers optimal pocket depth and security as well as heel width without feeling too foreign on the hand.
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Long story short, don’t wait. I won’t wax philosophical any further about living life to the fullest, but all I’ll say is that I’m glad I took the Springer off the shelf.  #staygrassy  #glovelife  #baseball

Glove Life: Save The Last Dance - Some may find it odd, or even downright stupid, to bring a @georgespringer @nikediamond ShaDo Elite J outfield model into a game, especially when you’re a 38-year old nobody. In all honesty though, I never hesitated reaching for it on Sunday before putting it in my bag. - Yesterday was the 2021 @thefedball league All-Star Game. I got a chance to play with our likely team MVP Dutch Whitaker @405baseball, who mashed the apple all season long en route to a fourth straight championship series appearance. Team ace @wyattk13 added three hits including a rocket off the left field fence. It was a fun time in a laid back atmosphere where I enjoyed the company of some excellent players. - So why game such a rare glove? Put simply, because Father Time is undefeated. I have no idea how long I’ll be able to play this beautiful game. I’ve missed one season since I was four, and over three decades later, the fire inside me is nowhere close to out. However, with increasingly demanding activity schedules for my kids, and just the impact of life itself, you never know when your last game will be. In that context, I always wanted to use this glove, and in the case of a low-pressure all-star game, there was no better time. - Hype and secondary market prices aside, this glove is awesome. Generally, I am not a fan of straight finger outfield gloves because I feel it is difficult to create the pocket necessary for ball control and top-of-web stability, but this glove delivers optimal pocket depth and security as well as heel width without feeling too foreign on the hand. - Long story short, don’t wait. I won’t wax philosophical any further about living life to the fullest, but all I’ll say is that I’m glad I took the Springer off the shelf. #StayGrassy #glovelife #baseball

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a month ago