I know, I know......I started a thread just like this this past Summer after playing JDaddy and his DD in Spartanburg, SC. That’s the 3rd time we’ve met and I swear he and his DD are two of the nicest people I’ve ever met!
Had a nice somewhat lengthy phone conversation with Coach James today about the Power Carbon bat, what a knowledgeable, absolutely sold out, mad scientist of a softball Dad!! You guys kid me and think I’m eat up with gloves........compared to James and his bats, NOT EVEN CLOSE!
Sold one of the custom 12” Vinci’s I had to Matt21 in Illinois, we’ve exchanged numerous texts and had some great phone conversations as well. He’s got bit by the glove bug pretty hard, I swear it’s not my fault! Including the Vinci he bought from me, he’s either bought 4 or 5 additional new gloves (?). Another great guy I’m glad I’ve got to know!
My newest glove victim........OsDad! Another sold out softball Dad, since we’ve exchanged numbers, he’s bought 2 super nice high end Rawlings / SBF exclusives, one of which I also own and the other that I’m extremely jealous of him for having! We’ve exchanged tons of texts and some really great phone conversations as well. This one is definitely my fault, he was easily influenced, super nice guy!
Okay, here’s the meat of my post. @Fort83 , he sent me a Vinci BV1929 this past Summer to start the break in for his DD, some of you may remember that......that went off without a hitch, he was super thankful and it was very obvious he really appreciated what I did. So just a couple of weeks ago a left handed All-Star CMW3000 catchers mitt just showed up at our house, I walked in from work to a wife who’s first words were “did you buy another glove??”. Hold up wifey, what you talking about?
I worked on that glove for a little over a week, it was an absolute beast! I’m sure Fort’s DD is probably thinking, “hey Dad, what’d this guy actually do??” Trust me, it left here a whole lot different than when it arrived! Fort’s DD broke her glove wrist/hand so she’s sidelined for a little while, the day I boxed her new glove up to ship it to her, I wrote her a little note telling her I was sorry to hear about her injury and was wishing her a speedy recovery, and hoping she has a great Spring / Summer of playing ball. I also told her to give her Dad a hug and to tell him thank you for the new mitt! Had to throw that in!
Today after HS practice, I walk in and my wife hands me an envelope and says what is this? It was THE sweetest thank you note from Fort’s DD! I couldn’t get the smile off my face.
She thanked me several times and then wrote this and I quote: I appreciate the effort to help me progress with two new and better gloves!
Now here’s the kicker.......and she wrote, “Here is a joke for your daughter, what did the catchers mitt say to the ball? Catch ya later!” Anna was like “who wrote that?” I told her a sweet 12 year old that I’ve never met! Fort83, I can only think you’re a great Dad who’s doing an amazing job raising your daughter! Her little thank you note brought a huge smile to our house, thank you!