Posts Tagged ‘Vinci Sightings’

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.

Brayan Villarreal Wears Vinci Baseball Glove for MLB

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Brayan Villarreal Wears Vinci Baseball Glove For MLB

Vinci, makers of high quality baseball gloves and equipment, welcomes Brayan Villarreal as the latest MLB player to wear a Vinci baseball glove.

Villarreal began his professional career in 2006, pitching for the VSL Marlins/Tigers. He was ranked among the top 20 Detroit Tigers prospects by Baseball America following the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons. Villarreal made the Tigers out of spring training in 2011, bypassing the Triple-A level. His major league debut was on April 2, 2011 against the New York Yankees.

“I’ve been using a Vinci Glove since high A Ball,” said Villarreal. “Since I’ve met Pete I’ve been using it regularly.”

Right-handed reliever Brayan Villarreal starred on the Tigers’ interleague trip this year. He appeared in three games and won the first two. In the third game, Villarreal guarded a narrow lead by blowing away the Cubs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Villarreal is rapidly becoming a fan favorite because he’s helping the Tigers win games. He has one of the best fastballs in MLB. Even though he is very happy that he is doing well, he is even happier that the team is doing better. His goal is to bring a World Series back to Detroit.

“Brayan is a great pitcher,” said Pete Vinci, owner of Vinci. “We wish him the best of luck with the Detroit Tigers this season.”

Villarreal wears a Vinci BV1150-M baseball glove. These gloves are handcrafted with Vinci’s exclusive Comfort-Feel genuine Kip leather, for the best feel and comfort in the industry.

Brayan Villarreal joins several other top athletes in both the American and National League who wear the Vinci brand.

About Vinci

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