Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baseballs, Baseballs, Baseballs

The 2009 World Series starts tonight at Yankee Stadium and Rawlings is the official baseballs for Major League Baseball (MLB). Rawlings uses proprietary materials and processes to make these official MLB baseballs. The Extra Innings Technology (EIT) gives Rawlings baseballs greater hardness, liveliness, and durability that you won't find in any other baseballs.
Some cool facts:

You can go to and get yourself one or a dozen baseballs today + get an additional 15% off thru October 31st!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rawlings 5-Tool Training Equipment

Rawlings® has teamed up with Ripken Baseball to offer a complete line of training equipment focused on improving the “5 tools” of baseball performance. The “5 tools” of baseball performance include: Fielding, Throwing, Hitting for Average, Hitting for Power, and Speed. Every 5-Tool Training product includes drills and instructions to help you improve your baseball performance.

Good defense wins ballgames. Great defense wins the Rawlings Gold Glove Award®. You need to be consistent on routine plays but also make the spectacular catches. Use products with the fielding icon to develop hand eye coordination, quick reflexes, and great hands.
5-Tool Training equipment for Fielding:
Quick Hands Glove (QUIKHANDS)
Pro Trainer Glove (PROTRAIN)
Reaction Ball (REACTBALL)
Pitching Machine Training Baseball (5TROTBPM)

Whether through pitching or fielding assists, great throwing is associated with great defense. While it’s important at all positions, having a strong arm is especially important for outfielders, pitchers and catchers. You need to have arm strength, accuracy and endurance to be truly effective. Use products with the throwing icon to develop a stronger, healthier arm built for the long run.
5-Tool Training equipment for Throwing:
Fielding Net (PROPITCH)
Hitting Net (POPNET)
Resistance Band (RESBANHAND)
Resistance Ball (RESBANBALL)
Pitching /Fielding Net (TRAVLPITCH)
Pitching Machine Training Baseball (5TROTBPM)

Hitting for Average
A high average hitter puts the ball in play, gets on base and moves runners around to score. You need a balanced swing, a good eye at the plate and great hand eye coordination. Look for the average icon on products and spend as much time as possible using them to fine tune your swing.
5-Tool Training equipment for Average:
Fielding Net (PROPITCH)
One Hand Wood Training Bat (ONEHANDBAT)
Hand Eye Bat (HANDIBAT)
Hitting Net (POPNET)
Pitching /Fielding Net (TRAVLPITCH)
Pro Hitting Tee (PROTEE)
Rubber Hitting Tee (TRAVLTEE)
Pitching Machine Training Baseball (5TROTBPM)
Plastic 5” MLB Training Balls (5TROPT5PK12)
Plastic 9” MLB Training Balls (5TROT9PK6)
Bucket of 9” MLB Training Balls (5TBUCKPT30PK)
MLB Hit Training Baseball (ROTBHT3PK6)
MLB Curve Training Ball (ROTBCT3PK6)
Hitters Eye Training Baseball (5THITATP)

Hitting for Power
Hitting for power represents one of the most sought after capabilities in baseball: the ability to change the course of a game with a single swing. You need to be strong physically, but also have a great swing to consistently get extra base hits. Using products with the power icon will build your strength, bat speed and help you develop a powerful swing, turning you into a threat at the plate.
5-Tool Training equipment for Average:
Fielding Net (PROPITCH)
One Hand Wood Training Bat (ONEHANDBAT)
Hand Eye Bat (HANDIBAT)
Hitting Net (POPNET)
Pitching /Fielding Net (TRAVLPITCH)
Pro Hitting Tee (PROTEE)
Rubber Hitting Tee (TRAVLTEE)
Pitching Machine Training Baseball (5TROTBPM)
Plastic 5” MLB Training Balls (5TROPT5PK12)
Plastic 9” MLB Training Balls (5TROT9PK6)
Bucket of 9” MLB Training Balls (5TBUCKPT30PK)
MLB Hit Training Baseball (ROTBHT3PK6)
MLB Curve Training Ball (ROTBCT3PK6)
Hitters Eye Training Baseball (5THITATP)

Speed makes you a threat on the bases and gives you range in the field. Improving your foot speed, quickness and agility will take you to the next level and set you apart from the crowd. Look for products with the speed icon and dedicate plenty of practice time to improving this tool.
5-Tool Training equipment for Speed:
Running Bases (THROWBASE)
Agility Hurdles (AGILHURD)
Agility Ladder (AGILLAD)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What's New for the 2009 Season?

All Maple Bats used at the pro level must have an ink dot on the handle. The dot bleeds in the direction of the grain allowing the straightness to be measured. The straighter the grain, the stronger the bat. The following Rawlings Wood Bats display the ink dot on the handle: P460M, P302M, 271MAP, 460MAP, 350FMAP, 155FMAP, 252JMAP. You can add your number to most of Rawlings Wood Bats for only $5. Select your wood bat and click Engrave it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Protect Your Melon! Rawlings S100 Helmet

The New York Times published an article on August 12, 2009, titled "New Batting Helmet Is Safer, but Players Hate Look." This article gives several view points from MLB players. Check out the New York Times article and take a look at the S100 Helmet from Rawlings.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Rawlings Gear Custom Shop Is Open - 4 Ways 2 Make It Yours!

Here at Rawlings Gear we want everybody to be an individual and we want our customers to feel the same way. That's why we offer 4 ways for you to customize your next Rawlings baseball glove.

1 - Rawlings Custom Glove Pro Shop
For those of you looking for the most options, you need not look further than the Rawlings Custom Glove Pro Shop. You can start with a blank Pro Preferred™ or Heart of the Hide® glove and customize until your heart is content. Anything from lace color, to shell and palm leather color and welting can be changed. Try out the Rawlings Custom Glove Pro Shop builder here.

2 - Rawlings Personalized Pro Program
If you're looking for not quite so many choices, but still want a true "Custom" look, this is the option for you. Pick an eligible glove for this program and you can add your name, change the lace color and add a flag. This option is available on select gloves in the: Primo, Pro Preferred™, Heart of the Hide®, Gold Glove® Limited and Gold Glove® Series. Start shopping for eligible gloves here.

3 - Custom Laser Engraving
If you're looking for that "Custom" look without the "Custom" price tag, then this is the choice for you. Select gloves are available for custom laser engraving done right here at Rawlings Gear. The turnaround is quick on these gloves so there is no need to wait 6-8 weeks like with the Custom Pro Shop and Personalized Pro gloves. Start shopping for eligible gloves here.

4 - Custom Nameplate
Our last option brings that "Custom" element and a splash of color. The Rawlings RCS Series has a set of tabs on the back side of the glove web that allows you to attach a Custom Nameplate.The glove comes stock with a black nameplate with the Rawlings® name, but for an additional charge you can order a custom nameplate in a variety of colors. This makes a great add-on to these gloves. Start shopping for eligible gloves here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gear Up for the Football Season

Get stocked up for football season with Rawlings Gear. Get $10 off every $100 of football equipment purchased, plus get FREE ground shipping. This includes all of the great new Rawlings powered by Zoombang performance apparel. Offer is good from July 24th through August 2nd. Start Shopping Now!
*Offer good on in-stock items only.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Rawlings/Zoombang Compression Shirts & Girdles

Rawlings has partnered with Zoombang to produce a new line of football compression shirts and girdles. Originally designed to bend, twist, and flow through tight airplane spaces, this visco-elastic polymer has been re-engineered for the contact sports world, and is trusted by the top pro football players and teams. Zoombang protective gear is currently worn by over 200 pro football players and trusted by 23 NFL teams.

Why Zoombang?

  • Currently worn by hundreds of pro athletes
  • Better protection than EVA foam
  • Reduces injury, bolsters muscle support
  • Absorbs up to 80% of impact forces 50% lighter than most gels

Get your compression shirts and girdles today, Shop Now!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FREE Water Bottle With Purchase

Stay hydrated this summer with this cool Rawlings Gear water bottle. These bottles are BPA free, have an attached canvas mesh safety threaded leash, stylish pressed metallic base accent and pressed metallic design screw on cap. We're giving away one water bottle with every order over $49.99 from May 27th through June 3rd. Start shopping for all your Rawlings Gear here!
*Offer good on in-stock items only (while supplies last).

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Free Shipping Weekend

Hurry over to Rawlings Gear and get FREE Shipping on your next order. We're offering FREE shipping on all orders, good from Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25, 2009 using standard ground shipping.*Free shipping is good on in-stock items only. Start Shopping Now!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gold Glove® Black/White Series

Rawlings introduces a sleek new look in the Gold Glove® series with the high contrast Black/White models. These gloves feature white laces as well as white leather highlights on the glove. This offers a truly unique look on the field.

The Rawlings Gold Glove® Series remains the best value in the market today with pro soft leather, pro lace, moldable padding and authentic Rawlings pro patterns. You just won't find a better glove for the money.

The new Gold Glove® Black/White line is currently available in six models including; infield and outfield.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Plasma Silver Inventory Reduction Up to $200 Off

Plasma Silver Bats Inventory Reduction on adult, senior league, youth and fastpitch models, limited quanities available. Over $200 off MSRP on select models while supplies last. Buy Today!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Free Shipping Weekend Thru 4/13/09

Hurry over to Rawlings Gear and get FREE Shipping on your next order. We're offering FREE Ground shipping on all orders, good from Friday, April 10th through Monday, April 13th, 2009 using standard ground shipping. Start Shopping Now!
*Free shipping is good on in-stock items only.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April Giveawy - MLB Opening Day Baseball

Sign up for our monthly giveaway! In April, we are giving away an official MLB Opening Day Baseball. Go to Today!

HOH Pro Mesh Gloves Are Here!

The New Heart of the Hide Pro Mesh gloves are 35% lighter, give you more breathability and easier break-in. They have the same oil tanned pulled HOH leather but with new wing tipped stitching and we have them. Check them out today!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Last Day | Fan Gear 15% Off

Last day to get 15% off of all Rawlings "Fan Gear". We have authentic on-field batting helmets as well as MLB replica helmets from your favorite teams. We also carry authentic World Baseball Classic and Game balls as well as individual team balls and commemorative event balls. Start Shopping Now!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Glove Break-In Tip

Remember that a lot of the leather used in Rawlings gloves is already treated with an oil so make sure you don't over do it with glove treatment oil when breaking it in. A light coat is all you need to get started (a little goes a long way, trust me).
The main thing to remember is to start wrenching and shaping it. You can always imitate catch sitting in front of the TV or computer by slamming a ball into it. Although playing catch and stretching the glove will give you the fastest results.
Just remember that a good Rawlings glove made out of top-notch leather (Primo, Pro Preferred, Heart of the Hide) takes some effort on your part to break in, but once it is, you'll have a glove that will last for years and fits you, well, like a glove. - Keith Miley, Sr. Customer Care Rep

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gold Gloves Up to 25% Off

The Rawlings Gold Glove© Series is on sale, up to 25% off, so now is a great time to pick up a new game ready glove for the start of the season. The Rawlings Gold Glove© Series provides the player with pro quality features, including Rawlings Pro Patterns and Pro Grade laces. These gloves feature moldable padding that allows you to shape the pocket based on the demands of your position on the field. Additionally, the Gold Glove© Series' Pro Soft leather creates a soft broken-in feel that is game ready.

Check out our deals on Rawlings Gold Glove© Series Baseball & Softball.
*Offer good on in-stock gloves only (while supplies last).*Offer excludes Gold Glove Limited

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Be The First To Get One - PROWBI!

The PROWBI is Rawlings new Pro Preferred Wheeled Bag with Waterproof Speakers. This is the Ultimate bag for the serious player. This Pro Preferred bag comes with a iPod compatible waterproof speaker system with amplifier (Batteries not included). This bag has enough room to hold 6 Bats and a molded padded Go-2 bat compartment for your game bat. Get it Now!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rawlings Gear on Twitter

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FREE Batting Gloves With Bat Purchase thru 3/24/09

Purchase a bat over $59.99* from Thursday, March 19th, 2009 through Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 and you'll get a FREE pair of White/Black BGP355 batting gloves. These gloves will be available in Adult, Youth and Women's sizes. We have some great prices on 2009 model bats so now is the time to purchase a new bat for the start of the season. Start shopping for Rawlings bats here.

*Offer good on in-stock bats only. *Offer does not include Plasma Gold Series or Wood Bats.

Rawlings Speed Cap for the 5150 Bat Line

In conjunction with the release of the 5150 bat line, Rawlings is introducing the Speed Cap which is a patent pending swing speed measuring device. Exclusive for 5150 bats, the Speed Cap allows you to see which model best fits your swing and helps you reach your maximum potential. A 1 mph increase in swing speed equates to 7ft in added distance. The Speed Cap will be available for purchase on April 1st.

Rawlings New 5150 Bat Series

The 5150 line of bats is the newest and most advanced series of bats offered by Rawlings. There are three different designs to fit a variety of hitters. All three designs deliver stand out performance whether it's the Alloy, Composite or Hybrid model. These bats will be available for purchase on April 1st.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Catcher's Gear Up to 70% Off! 2/19/09 - 3/1/09

If you're a catcher then you need to come check out Get geared up for the season with some great deals on catcher's equipment. From hockey-style helmets to Rhino Protective Gear, we have what you need to guard home plate. Select gear has been discounted up to 70% off! We have Limited Edition Rhino Leg Guards for only $29.99! These leg guards normally sell for $109.00! They are available in adult, junior and youth sizes. Start Shopping Now! Special is good on in-stock items only. While supplies last.

Friday, February 6, 2009

40% Off Engraved Bats - Great Valentines's Gifts!

Get the perfect gift for the slugger in your life. Rawlings Gear is offering Custom Laser Engraved Wood Bats at 40% off. They are available in three different sizes and can have up to three lines of personalized text engraved on them. Start shopping here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Up to $100 Off on 2009 Bats

We are clearing out our inventory of 2009 Baseball & Softball Bats to make room for the 2010 line coming out this Spring. Get up to $100 off on Rush Bats and Plasma Bats While Supplies Last!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rawlings Hoodies Only $15

We finally got some Rawlings Hoodies in and we are selling them for only $15 through Sunday (1/25). Go to or click here to go right to the Hoodies. It is While Supplies Last so Hurry!