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WHAT??? NO SHIN GUARDS...not for the faint of heart...

RADcatcher

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Dec 13, 2019
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In all seriousness, how did your shins survive? I remember those SSK's!
Rarely ever took a foul ball to the shins.

What was dangerous are the steel cleats.
Thankfully i was the only one to cleat myself in the shin sliding into 2nd
Yep horrendous slide. 😨
Couple stitches next day.

I remember the occasion because pitcher Susie Parra was playing on our team as a guest player. Can remember coming into the Dugout and looking at my ripped sock and blood and dirt on my shin... trying to clean it up real quick. Picked a little chunk of fat out of the hole made in my flesh. Remember Susie standing next to me in the dugout. Years later
one of my students met Susie, she commented it's terrifying to play against Turbo.

Ohhh the memories 👍
 

RADcatcher

Possibilities & Opportunities!
Dec 13, 2019
3,779
113
California
I've got an old one of those kicking around at home somewhere.
Always thot the added dimples in the pocket was helpful!
Actually few years ago speaking with Coach Kim Sowder at Long Beach State she commented having one of those dimples power gloves too. She is a shortstop. We discussed liking the added feature.

Really believe catchers gloves could use it !!!

@ANNASDAD do you know of catchers glove with the golf ball like dimples in it?
Anyone?
 
Apr 26, 2019
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Rarely ever took a foul ball to the shins.

What was dangerous are the steel cleats.
Thankfully i was the only one to cleat myself in the shin sliding into 2nd
Yep horrendous slide. 😨
Couple stitches next day.

I remember the occasion because pitcher Susie Parra was playing on our team as a guest player. Can remember coming into the Dugout and looking at my ripped sock and blood and dirt on my shin... trying to clean it up real quick. Picked a little chunk of fat out of the hole made in my flesh. Remember Susie standing next to me in the dugout. Years later
one of my students met Susie, she commented it's terrifying to play against Turbo.

Ohhh the memories 👍
I may have just had to control my vomit reflex and I've seen some bad stuff in my time.
 
Apr 26, 2019
168
43
Rarely ever took a foul ball to the shins.

What was dangerous are the steel cleats.
Thankfully i was the only one to cleat myself in the shin sliding into 2nd
Yep horrendous slide. 😨
Couple stitches next day.

I remember the occasion because pitcher Susie Parra was playing on our team as a guest player. Can remember coming into the Dugout and looking at my ripped sock and blood and dirt on my shin... trying to clean it up real quick. Picked a little chunk of fat out of the hole made in my flesh. Remember Susie standing next to me in the dugout. Years later
one of my students met Susie, she commented it's terrifying to play against Turbo.

Ohhh the memories 👍
Pony brand cleats it looks like, yeah?
 
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