As March Madness sets in and sport’s fans across the nation focus their attention towards college hoops, the Vinci Company is busy making the rounds at another March tradition – Big League Baseball – The Spring training version.
For the past 8 years, Pete Vinci of the Vinci Company has traveled south every March to mingle with players, coaches and coordinators; talk baseball; and show off some of the latest Vinci designs. Here are a few more highlights from this years trip.
As the week comes to a close, Pete travels back to Lakeland to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Baltimore Orioles.
Pete spoke with Baltimore pitcher Alberto Castillo after the game. Castillo talked about his new VN75 glove. He called it “the best glove I’ve used in my pro career” and said he “can’t wait to break it in”.
“Where’s Vinci?” shouts Detroit Tiger (and long time Vinci friend) Wilkin Ramirez as he emerges from the clubhouse. after a few minutes catching up, Wilkin heads off to the field for a game.
Here Ramirez, wearing white framed Vinci Multi Lens Sport Sunglasses, steps into the batter’s box. Wilkin says he loves how the glasses cut the glare of the Florida sun and help him catch those fly balls when he plays left field.
Joe Depastino prefers the grey frames on his Vinci sport sunglasses. Here he is on the warning track at Lakeland Field.
Tigers manager Jim Leland watches as his players take on all stars from Southern Florida College. “You gotta admit it, ” said Pete,”these college players are good.” Maybe they’ll all be sporting the Vinci “V” someday.
That’s all from Florida and Spring Training 2010! It’s time for Pete to head back to Richmond, Virginia. Have a great time watching this season as some of your favorite major and minor league players sport their Vinci products. And be sure to visit www.vincipro.com to learn more about our gear and how, just like the pros, Vinci can help you “Make the Play.”