Precious Cargo

Precious Cargo

So the calls are now coming in from retailers. They want to stock Bradley gloves.

Right now, I'm hesitant, and here's why. Have you ever been to a big box store in search of a baseball glove? From my experience, which is vast, the gloves are either stuck on protruding poles, stacked 5-6 deep, or jammed into box-like shelves.

As a former player, this is offensive to me. No serious defensive player would just jam his glove into a box, nor would he want a pole strung through the wrist. I'm not saying these things would cause permanent damage to a glove. Trust me, I have a million tricks up my sleeve to help a glove regain it's shape. But my point is, I'd never do that to a glove.

So, for now anyway, I'm keeping my inventory. I keep all the gloves carefully packed, with a cylinder in each one to keep it from getting crushed. When an order comes in, the first thing I do is put your glove on my hand. I manipulate it a bit, to make sure it's perfect when I put it into the box to ship it to you. I do not simply cram it into a box.

I'm better than that!

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