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Spring Training 2010:Continued

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

As March Madness sets in and sports 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…

Wednesday, March 3rd

03092010VladNunezIt’s day three of spring training 2010 and its back to Orlando for the first Atlanta Braves training game of the season. It was a chilly 50 degrees in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Stadium as the Braves defeated the New York Mets.

Atlanta relief pitcher Vlad Nunez warms up with his Braves teammates. Vlad wore his Vinci VN-75 glove for the game.

During the game, Pete spoke with iconic former New York Mets manager (and current ESPN contributor) Bobby Valentine. The two discussed the good old days playing high school ball against each other in New York. Once, down 10-0 in the ninth, Valentine hit a home run on a Vinci 0-2 fastball down the middle. Pete never made that mistake again!

Thursday, March 4th

Clearwater, FLA: New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies. After a thirty-minute wait for a world famous Philly Cheesesteak (time well spent), Pete watched from behind the Yankees dugout as New York lost a close one to the Phillies.

Baseball icons in attendance that day included Yankees legends Reggie Jackson and Yogi Berra. After the game Pete went to dinner with Mr. Berra where they happily talked about food, family, and of course, baseball.

03092010NYYOfficeFriday, March 5th

Tampa, FLA: New York Yankees training camp at Legends Field.

Pete took time to appreciate “fine art” in his spare time. This “Bronx Bombers” tribute sculpture welcomes visitors to the Yankees offices.

03062010WoodySaylorPete also spoke with Woody, a Yankees spring training security guard from Pennsylvania.

Here, Woody shows off his Vinci Baseball Pullover that he wears as he watches out for the Yankees players. (The baseball pullover is available in black and red.)

That’s all for today, check back  for the final installment of “Vinci Spring Training, 2010″.

Spring Training 2010

Monday, March 15th, 2010

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.

Spring training is a Florida tradition that dates back to 1908. Every great player from Ruth to Mays has rounded the bases in cities like St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton, and Tampa. Currently, all but 6 major league teams call Florida their spring home.

For the past 8 years, Pete Vinci of the Vinci Co. has traveled south each March to mingle with players, coaches and coordinators, talk baseball, and show off the latest Vinci designs. Here are a few highlights from this years trip…

Monday March, 1st

Day one of spring training 2010: first stop, The Atlanta Braves Camp in Orlando. Pete toured the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex where he spoke with Justin Clift, the Braves’ minor league equipment coordinator, about the Vinci line.

Afterwards, Pete was off  to Lakeland, Florida to visit with representatives of the Detroit Tigers organization.

Pete with Andy Barkett

Here’s Pete with Detroit Tiger’s hitting coach Andy Barkett. Andy is holding his signature Vinci glove (Model AB1974-L, a 12.75″ Limited Series glove now available in 3 colors). ” Lot’s of players have been asking me where I got this awesome looking glove,” says Barkett proudly, “I tell them, ‘ That’s (Pete Vinci’s) company and this is MY MODEL!’” Newly signed Detroit Tiger Johnny Damon praised the glove as “sweet looking” and jokingly asked Barkett if Vinci was an “Italian” company.

Joe DePastino watching TigersTuesday, March 2

Tigers vs Florida Southern College

Joe DePastino (signature model JD1973-L) manager of the Michigan White Caps watches the Detroit Tigers on their training field before taking in a training game against Florida Southern College. (Final score: Tigers, 13. Florida Southern, 1)

Joe DePastino talking to Pete by tigers training field

Here’s Pete talking with Joe DePastino after the game as both wear their White Framed Vinci Sport Sun Glasses.

Check back as we post more highlights from Spring Training, 2010 in the coming weeks.

Congratulations Carlos Torres MiLBYs Best Triple-A Starter

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Everyone at Vinci would like to congratulate Carlos Torres on his award for the Triple-A starting pitcher of the year. Carlos pitched for both the Charlotte Knights and Chicago White Sox in the 2009 season. His first major league victory was an inter league game between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs on September 3, 2009 at Wrigley field, where he pitched 7 shut out innings.

View the the article where Carlos won the MiLBY.

This only shows his minor league performance. Don’t you think we should highlight his major league performance, as well? The video below is of his first major league win. Way to go Bulldog!!

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Carlos Torres' first major league win.

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Vinci Featured CNN Small Business

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Vinci Featured on CNN

CNN Small Business featured an article
about Vinci and how we broke into
the big leagues!

We are thrilled to be getting major media recognition. We also have a featured article in the upcoming November Fortune Small Business magazine.

“Vinci has cracked the big leagues, becoming the only glove manufacturer with less than $10 million in annual revenues to attract major league players.”

The article discusses how two of our Vinci-equipped players, Vladimir Nunez of the the Atlanta Braves and Carlos Torres of the Chicago White Sox, have both moved to the majors and brought their Vinci baseball gloves with them.

Read the full article:

Small glove maker lands giant MLB deal