Does anyone know where to get a kid's size non-leather baseball glove?
2008-12-22 18:58:15 EST
solarbus wrote: > Does anyone know where to get a kid's size non-leather baseball glove? > > thanks
The baseballs are covered in horsehide, you know.
2008-12-22 19:17:45 EST
On Dec 22, 6:58 pm, Rudy Canoza <pi...@thedismalscience.noot> wrote: > solarbus wrote: > > Does anyone know where to get a kid's size non-leather baseball glove? > > > thanks > > The baseballs are covered in horsehide, you know.
Gee, thanks for answering my question!!
2008-12-22 19:54:23 EST
solarbus wrote: > On Dec 22, 6:58 pm, Rudy Canoza <pi...@thedismalscience.noot> wrote: >> solarbus wrote: >>> Does anyone know where to get a kid's size non-leather baseball glove? >>> thanks >> The baseballs are covered in horsehide, you know. > > > Gee, thanks for answering my question!!
Your question indicates ignorance. Your question indicates you think that if you don't consume animal parts, no animals died for your "lifestyle". That's false.
2008-12-23 01:47:45 EST
"solarbus" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > Does anyone know where to get a kid's size non-leather baseball glove? > > thanks
Toys r Us probably. It'll be crap, made in China, it won't last, it won't fit properly, but it'll satisfy your unfortunate need to impose your "vegan" nonsense on some poor unsuspecting child.
2008-12-23 06:52:38 EST
"solarbus" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > Does anyone know where to get a kid's size non-leather baseball glove? > > thanks
Hi solarbus. Synthetic baseball gloves are easy enough to find on the www..
'baseball glove and ball set \ufffd17.95 A fantastic baseball glove and ball set, which Comprises of a 1 x 12 inch synthetic baseball glove and 1 x 10 inch jnr baseball glove. And includes a 9 inch soft-t baseball and mesh bag. http://www.leisuresportsuk.co.uk/itemview.asp?lastpage=browse.asp§ion=22
'Wilson EZ Catch Junior Baseball Glove and Ball Catagory : Sport products various Lowest Price \ufffd13.00 FEATURES This junior leather effect baseball glove features dual effect power, velcro wrist fastening and webbing for easier catches It also arrives with a regulation rubber core baseball. http://www.jellydeal.co.uk/WILSON-wilson-ez-catch-junior-baseball-glove-and-ball.htm
'Our materials are stronger and last longer. The man-made microfiber materials, unique to our gloves, have twice the tear strength of leather. Leather fibers will stretch, compress, and break down more rapidly. This is why leather gloves become floppy and end up laying flat without a formed pocket. Man-made microfibers, by contrast, hold their shape longer without compressing. ..' http://www.carpentertrade.com/mypitch&catch.html
The time for synthetics in professional baseball gloves has come. Each year more synthetics are being used in parts of Major League gloves. Star players such as Roger Clemens, Chris Carpenter, and Johan Santana, are opting for synthetic backs. Welting, lining, and padding are increasingly made with synthetics by most brands. The newest synthetics are out-performing leather. Completely synthetic gloves will be an industry standard in the future.
In the past synthetics in gloves meant vinyl, a cheap material that performs poorly. Today the most technologically advanced man-made leathers available are microfiber leathers made by ClarinoT. Clarino's T synthetic microfibers vary from 1/250 to 1/125 the size of a silk yarn. Ten grams of such fiber is enough to make a trip around the earth. The result is greater suppleness, greater strength, and reduced weight. Additional features include "memory retention" allowing a pocket to form, and breathable linings that wick away perspiration and moisture. Carpenter Trade Company has worked with the makers of ClarinoT to develop the most advanced performing materials for baseball gloves today.
Large glove companies have thus far resisted this evolution toward synthetics primarily due to consumer misconceptions and with the fact that the latest high-tech synthetics are more expensive than leather. Some major league players have switched to synthetic versions of the brand-name gloves they are paid to endorse. Tellingly, while their game-use gloves have synthetics, the consumer versions of their gloves are all leather. Carpenter gloves are different. Carpenter Trade Company is proud to be the original and exclusive maker of the only high-quality, all-synthetic gloves available anywhere. Our gloves are the only all-synthetic leather gloves ever to be used in professional baseball.
DETAILED LIST OF MATERIALS PALM, SHELL, WEB, TRIM: ClarinoT microfiber synthetic leather, some are suede-like in feel, others have a urethane coating for abrasion resistance INSIDE LINING: ClarinoT microfiber (standard), nylon tricot (optional) WELTING: Nylon microfiber LACE: Nylon cord THREAD: Nylon PADDING: Combination of natural wool and synthetic wool padding (all-synthetic is optional), urethane foam STAYS: stress-relieved Hi-density polyethylene (HDPE)
ANIMAL LEATHER TODAY: Leather in gloves 50 years ago held up better and longer than leather used today. The reason is that cattle raised for slaughter 50 years ago were usually raised naturally-meaning they roamed in open fields, ate grass, and were slaughtered at a mature age (about 5 years). Today's leather usually comes from factory- farmed cattle. These animals are confined to feed lots where they don't build muscle or thick hides. They are fed unnatural, fattening diets of grains supplemented with growth hormones. They go to slaughter at a young age (about 14 months). The resulting leather is inferior. While animal leathers have gotten worse, man-made leathers are always advancing.
FOR THE CRUELTY-FREE CONSCIOUS: We use synthetics based on their performance; nevertheless, some of our customers are drawn to us for the simple fact that our gloves have never been made with animal leathers. Some web sources advertise "vegan" gloves which are actually cheap imported vinyl gloves made with leather laces and wool. While our gloves never use leather we do use wool for padding. Those wanting absolutely no animal materials can request all-synthetic padding from us; such gloves are the only vegan gloves available anywhere.
HOW TO CLEAN, STORE, AND BREAK-IN Break-In: Do NOT use any liquids or heat to break in synthetic materials. The best method is to play lots of catch. You can also pound in the pocket using your throwing hand while wearing it, or throw a ball into it, or use the end of a bat like a mallet. The materials will slowly form over time while keeping their strength. Also, follow directions for storing to help shape the glove, even if you're just storing it overnight.
Storing: For smaller gloves, put two baseballs into the pocket and web. For bigger gloves, use one softball and one baseball. Close the glove with a rubber band on the top of the glove over the thumb, web, and fingers.
Cleaning: Clean off dirt using a scrub brush or toothbrush. Use water and, if helpful, a small amount of liquid cleaning agent (like dish cleaner) to wipe the glove clean. Do not drench the glove or allow water to soak into the padding.
'AGE "Youth sized" gloves (10.75 inches) are proportioned for smaller hands and generally fit well for ages 10 and under. ..' http://www.carpentertrade.com/choosingaglove.html
'Standard flat rate for all glove sizes is $280, plus $9 for shipping ($289 total). ..' http://www.carpentertrade.com/ordering.html
2008-12-23 16:38:02 EST
On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 16:17:45 -0800 (PST), solarbus <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Dec 22, 6:58 pm, Goo wrote: >> solarbus wrote: >> > Does anyone know where to get a kid's size non-leather baseball glove? >> >> > thanks >> >> The baseballs are covered in horsehide, you know. > > >Gee, thanks for answering my question!!
· Vegans contribute to the deaths of animals by their use of wood and paper products, electricity, roads and all types of buildings, their own diet, etc... just as everyone else does. What they try to avoid are products which provide life (and death) for farm animals, but even then they would have to avoid the following items containing animal by-products in order to be successful:
The meat industry provides life for the animals that it slaughters, and the animals live and die as a result of it as animals do in other habitats. They also depend on it for their lives as animals do in other habitats. If people consume animal products from animals they think are raised in decent ways, they will be promoting life for more such animals in the future. People who want to contribute to decent lives for livestock with their lifestyle must do it by being conscientious consumers of animal products, because they can not do it by being vegan. From the life and death of a thousand pound grass raised steer and whatever he happens to kill during his life, people get over 500 pounds of human consumable meat...that's well over 500 servings of meat. From a grass raised dairy cow people get thousands of dairy servings. Due to the influence of farm machinery, and *icides, and in the case of rice the flooding and draining of fields, one serving of soy or rice based product is likely to involve more animal deaths than hundreds of servings derived from grass raised animals. Grass raised animal products contribute to fewer wildlife deaths, better wildlife habitat, and better lives for livestock than soy or rice products. ·