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Is it Okay to Wear a Glove to a Baseball Game?

Is it Okay to Wear a Glove to a Baseball Game?
Sure! Catching a Foul Ball is Why You Go to the Games 14 votes
I Guess So, but a Real (Wo)Man Uses Bare Hands. 3 votes
Once You're Out of High School, Leave Your Glove at Home 11 votes
Elster88 is Barred From Starting Polls in the Future. 2 votes

Elster88
Aug 18 2005 02:55 PM

What do you think?

cooby
Aug 18 2005 02:56 PM

For crying out loud! Don't try to catch it barehanded (I read that wrong at first, btw!)

Add that to your lists of dont's. Don't jump into the net behind home plate, etc...

MFS62
Aug 18 2005 02:58 PM

Of course its ok to wear a glove. You don't want to look like a schmuck if you muff an easy one in full view of a national viewing audience.

Later

Elster88
Aug 18 2005 02:59 PM

I'll agree with that.

Willets Point
Aug 18 2005 03:05 PM

When you sit in the type of seats I usually end up in, a glove looks pretty ridiculous, but I don't see why not.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 18 2005 03:22 PM

Bring the glove. Play catch before the game with some kids. And if you're sitting in an area where foul balls may be hit, wear it and keep an eye out for potential web gem moments (in other words, hold a beer in your other hand and don't spill anything while making the catch <g>).

sharpie
Aug 18 2005 03:38 PM

The last thing I want to do during a game is wear a glove. Interferes with the beer drinking, the score keeping, the fingered repositioning of outfielders. Kids can wear gloves, however. Provided they are in good seats.

PatchyFogg
Aug 18 2005 03:38 PM

Hell no. If you're an adult, you can afford the $5 (or so) that a ball costs. As much as we hate it, childhood does end.

TheOldMole
Aug 18 2005 03:41 PM

I voted three. Leave the gloves to the kids. Foul balls are more important to them, or should be.

sharpie
Aug 18 2005 03:41 PM

If you do happen to catch a ball, give it to a kid f'chrissake.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 18 2005 03:42 PM

I actually think of having the glove as protecting the people around you.

I wouldn't know what to do if a foul ball came my way - I'd love it if someone would grab the thing and prevent it from coming at me.

OlerudOwned
Aug 18 2005 05:03 PM

Replace "High School" with "8th grade", and there you go.

They grow up so fast...

Benjamin Grimm
Aug 18 2005 05:12 PM

I voted High School, but I was thinking "Fifth Grade."

Zvon
Aug 18 2005 06:20 PM

I have to admit I usually still cart my glove along.

When I was a kid at Shea this foul liner off Buddy Harrelsons bat went thru my hands and smacked this other kid right upside the head.

We were all jumpin and reachin for the drive and the other kid was just sittin there, not even lookin and.........SMACK.

Carried my glove to games ever since, even if I sat nosebleed.

Nymr83
Aug 18 2005 07:29 PM

My feeling is once you can have a beer in your hand you shouldn't have a glove on your hand.
It is a bit more acceptable if you are behind the dugout than if you are in the upper deck.
Either way you should give it to a kid if you get a foul ball.

Vic Sage
Aug 19 2005 12:00 PM

the only reason i don't bring my glove is my own self-consciousness.

Because I still dream of catching a foul ball. Please let Patchy know that you CANNOT, in fact, buy the experience of catching your own foul ball from a major league game by purchasing a $5 baseball.

If you had an opportunity to fuck _______[name of starlet of the week], do you think staying home and masturbating to a picture of her would be an equivalent experience? [Although masturbation is sex with someone i love, so its not to be dismissed out of hand... as it were.]

Still, if i was going for a foul and some kid got in my way, i'd crush him like a bug.

Frayed Knot
Aug 19 2005 12:02 PM

I think that in certain seats bringing a glove should be almost mandatory.

soupcan
Aug 19 2005 12:06 PM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:
I voted High School, but I was thinking "Fifth Grade."



Yup.

PatchyFogg
Aug 19 2005 12:17 PM

]If you had an opportunity to fuck _______[name of starlet of the week], do you think staying home and masturbating to a picture of her would be an equivalent experience? [Although masturbation is sex with someone i love, so its not to be dismissed out of hand... as it were.]


Will there be a poll on whether it's appropriate to use 1 glove to masturbate?

Catching a foul ball could never be like bedding a starlet, as bedding a starlet means that you're actively part of the game. In fact, you're the star. In catching a foul ball, you're merely getting something the actual players are throwing away, anyway. Sloppy seconds, if you will. In catching a foul ball, you are a free rider. In bedding the starlet, you are the rider.

Gwreck
Aug 19 2005 12:19 PM

OlerudOwned wrote:
Replace "High School" with "8th grade", and there you go.


Bingo. Although this one doesn't bother me quite as much as the morons who insist on doing the wave when the team is leading by fewer than 10 runs.

Benjamin Grimm
Aug 19 2005 12:20 PM

Here's one thing for which I'm grateful:

I've never yet seen anyone masturbate immediately after catching a foul ball.

I guess it's only a matter of time, though.

PatchyFogg
Aug 19 2005 12:22 PM

]Here's one thing for which I'm grateful:

I've never yet seen anyone masturbate immediately after catching a foul ball.

I guess it's only a matter of time, though.


That's just because the Mets bullpen at Shea is in fair territory. Otherwise, David Cone would fit. But, alas, the glove don't fit, so we must acquit.

seawolf17
Aug 19 2005 12:31 PM

Vic Sage wrote:
the only reason i don't bring my glove is my own self-consciousness.

Because I still dream of catching a foul ball. Please let Patchy know that you CANNOT, in fact, buy the experience of catching your own foul ball from a major league game by purchasing a $5 baseball.

Still, if i was going for a foul and some kid got in my way, i'd crush him like a bug.


Thank you, Vic. I was beginning to think I was the only person who felt that way; I was afraid to post. But I got your back now.

Vic Sage
Aug 19 2005 12:50 PM

word.
peace out, brudda.

TheOldMole
Aug 19 2005 01:11 PM

]
Still, if i was going for a foul and some kid got in my way, i'd crush him like a bug.


I saw this happen once, at Fenway, when I was a kid. Not the kid that it happened to. But it was scary nonetheless.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 19 2005 01:29 PM

]Bingo. Although this one doesn't bother me quite as much as the morons who insist on doing the wave when the team is leading by fewer than 10 runs.


I feel about the wave the way that cooby feels about people who call her up to remind her about her doctor appointments.

Willets Point
Aug 19 2005 01:31 PM

People would stop starting the wave if the rest of us stopped participating. I call for an anti-wave sit-in!

ScarletKnight41
Aug 19 2005 01:36 PM

I haven't stood for the wave in years, and I actively mock those who do.

The wave hasn't been cool since the Queen halfheartedly participated in it in The Naked Gun.

cooby
Aug 19 2005 01:38 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
]Bingo. Although this one doesn't bother me quite as much as the morons who insist on doing the wave when the team is leading by fewer than 10 runs.


I feel about the wave the way that cooby feels about people who call her up to remind her about her doctor appointments.



I still can't believe that happened 15 freaking minutes after I typed that

seawolf17
Aug 19 2005 01:46 PM

I hate the Wave. Hate it with the passion of a thousand fires. But try as you might, unless you buy out a whole section, you can't stop it, because there are kids (and, incredibly, adults) in every section who think standing up and whoooing like morons is a great idea. Then, when someone who was too busy whoooing with their arms in the air gets smacked in the head by a foul line drive, I'm supposed to think it's some kind of tragedy. Sorry, but no.

cooby
Aug 19 2005 01:48 PM

And thus this thread comes full circle.

You should take a glove, so you can catch that thing while everyone else is making a fool of himself

ScarletKnight41
Aug 19 2005 01:55 PM

I can live with kids doing the wave. I can also live with kids who get into the bogus animated scoreboard races between innings.

It's the adults who participate in these things who annoy the heck out of me.

seawolf17
Aug 19 2005 02:00 PM

Animated scoreboard races are fine, because those don't happen while action is going on. Whoop all you want, act like a moron trying to get an intern to throw you a T-shirt, whatever. But once the ball's in play, it's game on.

Gwreck
Aug 19 2005 02:00 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
I can live with kids doing the wave. I can also live with kids who get into the bogus animated scoreboard races between innings.


Fortunately, the latter has now disappeared from Shea. The "guess which hat the ball is under" still lives on.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 19 2005 02:09 PM

I meant it generically. Guess the hat is almost as banal (I'll give some credit to people who are really good at tracking where the ball is).

martin
Aug 19 2005 02:14 PM

i have been trying to catch a foul ball for decades. i almost got one at keyspan park this year but it was hit so hard i couldn't quite get to it in time and it blazed past me and hit the guys behind me. it was actually slightly scary, line drive coming right at us at a zillion miles an hour with some movement. i would like a shot at a popup.

i will let the kids have the gloves and i will go barehanded, so we will be on equal footing. i have more range with my adult body, so i will handicap myself by trying to barehand em.

Gwreck
Aug 19 2005 08:59 PM

seawolf17 wrote:
Animated scoreboard races are fine, because those don't happen while action is going on. Whoop all you want, act like a moron trying to get an intern to throw you a T-shirt, whatever. But once the ball's in play, it's game on.


Amen.

I am actually thinking of writing a complaint letter. At least twice during the game tonight there was a "Do the Wave" graphic on the Diamondvision. DURING AN INNING!!! I couldn't believe it.

Valadius
Aug 19 2005 10:13 PM

On the glove issue:

If you're an adult going by yourself, you'll look like a freaking moron if you wear a glove to a game.

If you're an adult and you're going with some friends, bring your glove and stow it under your seat, so you have it there for when you fall into a drunken stupor.

If you're an adult and you're bringing your kids, bring your glove and wear it with them.

If you're a kid, go ahead and bring your glove.