Posts Tagged ‘Vinci Sightings’

Leading MLB All Star Votes

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The MLB All-Star game is heading to Target Field in Minnesota for the 2014 mid summer classic. Voting for both the American League and National league ends on July 3rd, 2014 with the managers fill the remaining bench spots as well as the entire rotation.

In the American League Jose Bautista leads all American League vote getters with a little more than 2.1 million votes. Bautista is followed by Mike Trout and Melky Cabrera to round out the outfield spots. Starting with the catcher position we have Matt Wieters, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, second baseman Robinson Cano, shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Josh Donaldson. Nelson Cruz, who currently leads the majors in home runs leads all designated hitters.

Over in the National League  Troy Tulowitzki has the overall lead in votes with nearly 2.6 million votes. Tulowitzki would currently be joined by Yadier Molina at catcher, Paul Goldschmidt at first base, Chase Utley at second base and David Wright at third base. In the outfield Yasiel Puig, Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton  are the top three vote getters for NL outfielders.

The starting rotations and bullpens for both the American League and National League squads will be a toss up. In the American league both Mark Buehrle and Masahiro Tanaka each have 10 wins. In the National League Alfredo Simon and Adam Wainwright each have nine wins.

In the bullpen for the American League Greg Holland leads all closers with 20 saves. The other spots could go to Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria, who has 15 saves and a 1.80 earned run average as well as Koji Uehara with 15 saves and a .57 earned run average. Over in the National League Francisco Rodriguez has 21 saves followed by Craig Kimbrel, Sergio Romo and Trevor Rosenthal who all have 20.

Joakim Soria and Vinci Featured In Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, 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 The Movies

Tuesday, 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?”

Carlos Torres Pitching Well For the New York Mets

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Carlos Torres has been pitching well the last two weeks for the New York Mets. We have been in communication with Los and as he says “He’s just doing his job” Keep it up Carlos, we’re rooting for you.

Carlos Torres Article with Video

Read the article and watch the video of Carlos Torres pitching with his Vinci glove.

Congratulations Carlos Torres-New York Mets

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

We at Vinci are excited to say that our good friend Carlos Torres is now a New York Met as a relief pitcher and wearing #52. Carlos will be in uniform today at City Field in New York City. The Mets will be hosting the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs also happen to be the team Carlos earned his first major league victory against.
Read more about his call up in the New York Daily News

Carlos Torres wearing his Vinci Optimus Glove

Carlos Torres wearing his Vinci Optimus Glove

Congratulations Carlos Torres! We’ll be watching!

Luis Marte to Start Tonight for Detroit Tigers

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Congratulations Luis Marte on his first career major league start tonight for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers will be playing against the Kansas City Royals, at Kansas City. The game is scheduled to start 8:10 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Luis MarteGood luck Luis! We’ll be cheering for you!

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Carlos Torres Gets His Third Win Of The 2012 Season

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Carlos Torres is the ultimate representation of a Vinci Guy. Hard working, loyal, seeks perfection, AND a team player. Just the type of person you want on your team.

Carlos has been wearing Vinci equipment since 2008. He was and is a friend of Derek Rodriguez. Derek was pitching for the Triple A Chicago White Sox affiliate, the Charlotte Knights at the time. We had plans to meet Derek after the game, but just so happened that the game was rained out. It allowed us some more time with him, and his friend Carlos Torres, who we had never met, or even heard of before. I was in another meeting, where I got off the train, went home to change, and met with Derek and Carlos. It didn’t take long for all of us to hit it off. Only after a few minutes I think we felt comfortable. In discussion, my dad, Pete #22 offered to give Carlos a glove. Carlos agreed, but only if he liked it, then he would wear it. In contact with Carlos, we went back and forth to develop the CT-82M baseball glove model, in which we have named after him.

Fast forward  four years later, and Mr. Torres is still with us. During that time period he got called up to the Chicago White Sox for two seasons. Last year he pitched for the Yomiuri Giants in the Japanese Baseball league. This season Carlos is back in the United States, pitching in relief for the Colorado Rockies. On Saturday, August 25, 2012 he pitched 2 and 1/3 innings of shutout relief to get his third win of the season.

See the video here

Not only has Carlos Torres been a strong supporter of our products, he has become a friend, really just like family.