Glove News

So, I was reading Dayn Perry’s highly informative post yesterday about putting your baseball hat in the dishwasher. Of course, I had to turn to Google to find out the answers to some burning follow-up questions, like:

(1) Can I also put a glove in the dishwasher?
(2) How about a bat?

When I discovered a truly horrifying piece of news from last summer that doesn’t seem to have gotten the attention it deserves.

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) — Mizuno USA Inc., of Norcross, Ga., is recalling 131,000 baseball and softball gloves due to mold, a federal agency said.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the Mizuno Supreme Series and Ballpark Pro leather gloves were found to have a variety of molds that pose a risk of respiratory infections.

The mold could also be dangerous to consumers with impaired immune systems, the commission said in a statement.

The recall involves six models of gloves that include a white label with the words “Made in Vietnam” sewn to the heel of the glove.

Try as I might, I cannot find any pictures of moldy baseball gloves, but they sound really disgusting. I did, however, mash up two images to create this:

That is a moldy bagel inside a Mizuno glove.

(This has been the first installment of Glove News, a NotGraphs recurring feature. Or not.)




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Resolution
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Resolution

This is why we play our games on spreadsheets and not the diamond, amirite??

Yirmiyahu
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I calculate player projections in Excel spreadsheets while typing with a baseball glove.

Resolution
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Resolution

If that’s the case, then take care my friend not to come across this gloved contagion.

Yirmiyahu
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MikeS
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MikeS

But if we do it from our parents basements as accused then we may be at even greater risk from mold. Our grass allergies are covered, though.

Nathan
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Nathan

That looks more like a silicone breast implant in a baseball glove than a moldy bagel.

Resolution
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Resolution

same thing.

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