Joakim Soria and Vinci Featured In Sports Illustrated

March 12th, 2014

If you haven’t seen the latest Sports Illustrated issue dated March 10, 2014, you’re missing out. On pages 8 and 9 there’s a two page spread showing Joakim Soria of the Texas Rangers wearing his Vinci baseball glove.

Here’s a photo of the magazine.

Joakim Soria in Sports Illustrated

Joakim Soria in Sports Illustrated

 

This is the first time a Vinci glove has been seen in Sports Illustrated. The article is also an interesting read. Check it out if you can.

 

 

Vinci In Hibbett Sports Stores

February 24th, 2014

Vinci, makers of high quality baseball gloves and equipment, announces the launch of Vinci equipment distribution in Hibbett Sporting Goods stores.

Hibbett will carry select models of Vinci baseball gloves, including the popular JC3300-L Black and White, which will retail for $199. The JC3333-22 Black with Grey Mesh will retail for $149.

JC3300 Black And White

JC3300 Black And White
11.5 Inch

JC3333-22 Black With Grey Mesh

JC3333-22 Black With Grey Mesh
11.5 Inch

Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and team athletic equipment. Vinci gloves will be carried in over twenty-five stores.

“It is a thrill to have our gloves carried with industry-leading retailer like Hibbett,” adds Vinci. “The current offerings represent the best of our line. We hope to add additional items and product types in the near future.”

Click HERE for a complete list of Hibbett Sports stores carrying Vinci

About Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.

In business since 1945, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operates over 900 sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the Sunbelt, Mid-Atlantic and the Lower Midwest. The company’s primary store format is a 5,000 square-foot store located in dominant strip centers and enclosed malls. Each store typically lies within 150 miles of another store location. Visit them at hibbett.com.

Vinci In The Movies

February 11th, 2014

Check out Vinci glove in this movie.

https://nuhofilmfest.com/ANeverWasBeen

From the NUHO Film festival

“A Never-Was-Been was written and directed by Sean Pamphilon an Emmy Award winning producer and Peabody Award winner who has already made some of the most influential sports documentaries in recent years.

The most influential of Seans work The United States of Football boasts the 2nd ever largest theatrical release for a sports documentary. ESPN 30 for 30 film Run Ricky Run also received wild acclaim and became one of the highest viewed episodes in the entire series with nearly 1 million viewers tuned in for the premier alone. Sean Pamphilion was also responsible for breaking the BountyGate scandal surrounding the New Orleans Saints in 2012.

Sean is also credited with directing Playing with Rage with Royce Toni in 2006, the story of the mothers, daughters, sisters and warriors who play on the 100%u2032s of professional football teams in America.

Sean began his career as a production assistant for ESPN after graduating from Brown University in 1993. From 1995-2010, he has had his films, documentaries and essays featured on ESPN, FOX, ABC, NBC, USA, CNN, and the NFL Network over 50 times.

In an effort to honor one of his childhood heroes, the late George Plimpton, filmmaker Sean Pamphilon has decided to continue Mr. Plimptons%u2019 brand of participatory storytelling by documenting his experience as a middle-aged man trying to re-capture glory that never actually existed. At age 11, Sean Pamphilon was diagnosed with a circulatory disease that robbed him of his speed and left him with chronically swollen ankles only a mother or pregnant woman could love. As a freshman at age 14, Sean decided to get into high school baseball, but unfortunately tore his rotator cuff. A year later, during his sophomore season, he threw his last competitive pitch after yet another arm injury.

Over a quarter century since playing in a competitive baseball game, we find Sean a few months shy of his 44th birthday, bloated, and 50 pounds overweight. With a soft landing atop Twinkies and fast food, Pamphilon had hit rock bottom. What does a man-who peaked at 12, athletically do when he passes over the apex of life hill and is headed down the other side? Does he pick up the pace toward diabetes and a steady decline in health? Or does he lose 50 pounds, get down to his college weight, hit the batting cage and go play baseball with a bunch of players he has no business competing against?”

Introducing the NEW Vinci #5 Batting Gloves

January 29th, 2014

Back by popular demand!  Vinci#5 batting gloves.

In addition to our Bones batting gloves, we are re introducing the Vinci #5 batting gloves. Our #5 batting gloves are made with slightly thicker leather than our Bones models. Phil Britton a player/coach formerly within the Atlanta Braves organization says “The Vinci #5 batting gloves are the BEST he has ever worn..you can’t wear ‘em out”

 

Batters_Glove_-_Vinci_View_-_WebRx-7 leather back for perspiration management. the combinations of the rx-7 leather and high grade fabric on the back allows the #5 to conform to your hand as you wear it!

 

Batters_Glove_-_Open_View_-_WebHeavy duty wristband and tab to top off the already exceptional FEEL of the #5!

Batters_Glove_-_Hand_View_-_WebSeamless Pittard DIGITAL texed wr100x leather palm for superior grip for all weather conditions!

 

We are offering a special pre order price of $39.95 on Vincipro.com. Order before February 20,2014 and also receive FREE shipping on these batting gloves.

 

We invite you to Make The Play with Vinci

Vinci Goes To The National Sports Clinic

January 20th, 2014

Vinci at the National Sports Clinic

 

Join Vinci at National Softball Coaches Clinic Friday January 31 and Saturday February 1. Here is the link 

 

National Sports Clinic

 

get-attachment-2There are 4 sessions with 15 instructional clinics from coaches/players over the two day period.  The event is held at The Double Tree in Corporate Woods in Overland Park Kansas. Chaz Wood of Advanced Coaching Concepts will be hosting a Vinci Table in the exhibitor’s area outside the main ballroom.

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Last year drew over 500 competitive coaches and high school coaches  (and even a few college coaches) from over 7 states. Many Vinci products will be highlighted. We will have many models featured, including our youth glove models all the way to adult. We’ll have both adult and youth sunglasses, batting gloves, girls fast pitch fielders gloves and catchers mitts.

Chaz will have broken-in display models from his catchers to show how well they break in and how soft they can get.

Come join us at this special event. 

Email Chaz: advancedcatchingconcepts@gmail.com

Chaz Wood

 Email Chaz: advancedcatchingconcepts@gmail.com

Crazy Baseball Superstitions

January 10th, 2014

Carlos Glamor ShotAs superstitious athletes go, baseball players rank about the top of the list. Whether to improve personal performance or to maintain a winning streak, some baseball players and teams will perform odd rituals and crazy activities to ensure a good game.

Here are a few of the stranger baseball superstitions:

Many fans and players believe that wearing a rally cap will help their team win. A rally cap is just a baseball cap that is worn sideways, backwards, even inside out. It is commonly worn late in a game when the home team needs to score runs, when it is down or in a tie ball game.

What a player eats before a game is another superstition. Wade Boggs used to eat chicken before every game. This earned him the nickname, “Chicken Man”. He would also walk out on the field at the exact same time before each ball game. Could Boggs’ superstitions have helped him achieve one of the greatest pro baseball careers of all time?

Another eater was Red Sox Pitcher Tim Wakefield, who would eat a pound of spaghetti before any game he was starting.

Second baseman Amby McConnell had an odd superstition that involved a continually search for pins. Whenever he was in a batting slump, he would look for and pick up any pin he found, believing it was a sign that his slump would end.

Another more common superstition is for a player to not walk on the base line. Watch carefully during a game and you will often see a pitcher as he’s walking to the mound step over or jump over the line.

Other odd behaviors that baseball players may perform includes play with their batting gloves when they’re in the batter’s box, spitting, or holding the baseball bat a certain way while standing at the plate.

Some players will not their wash helmets, hats or uniforms during a winning streak, nor will they talk about a “no-hitter” or a “perfect game” that may in progress.

Managers also have interesting superstitions. Detroit Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland wanted to make sure that his team kept on winning by wearing the same ‘lucky’ boxers. When the team began a winning streak in 2011, Leyland continued to wear the same boxers until the Tigers’ winning streak ended.

What do you think about superstition in sports? Do you have any rituals that you perform that you believe help you play better?

What changes will happen during the 2013 Major League Baseball off season?

November 22nd, 2013

In 2012 the Boston Red Sox had the worst record in the American League Eastern Division! In 2013 beginning in spring training, the term “Fear the Beard” was introduced for the Red Sox as a sign of unity and togetherness. The term spread far beyond the ballpark, and became a symbol for all those who are part of the Red Sox Nation. As a result of this unity, the Boston Red Sox won the American League East in 2013. Their team spirit and sense of unity carried them all the way to the World Series and ultimately had them claim the top prize as World Series Champions.

After the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, one of the biggest question people are asking, is what moves will my team make during the off season? Big Papi for sure will remain with the Red Sox, but there are still lingering questions for other players. Considering the World Series victory for the Boston Red Sox, our questions are what other changes will come for other players in Major League Baseball?

Robinson Cano, currently a New York Yankee is a “free agent” second baseman. Who will he sign with during this off season? Rumors are Cano and his agent Jay-Z are looking for a contract in the area of 300 Million dollars over ten years. Cano has played for the New York Yankees the last nine seasons. Cano plays stellar defense at second base, while batting .309 with 204 home runs. These are all great numbers for a position that’s mostly known for defense. So, what will he do?

The latest rumor has the New York Mets courting Robbie for a ten year contract. Some in the game claim Cano has one of the best swings in baseball. Will he command $300 million from any team, or will he be back with the New York Yankees? Can the Yankees afford to lose Cano’s defense and offensive numbers?

Only time will tell!