The Catcher's Mitt is made up of several quality parts. One of which is the Mitt. The mitt is the heart of the Catcher's Mitt. To quote a cliche, it is where the rubber meets the road. Almost literally! The mitt starts out as a one finger poly-cotton shell, mitt. It is then coated on the inside with rubber and then dipped in rubber. When it is pulled out of the dip, it is sprayed with acid. This gives it the crinkled texture that gives it good gripping power. God gave u
All the names of the models are in the baseball vernacular. Rookie has it all; mitt, reel, towel, pliers and sheath. A five tool player if you will. We have had a little push back with that name because people weren't thinking of it in baseball terms but in general. Rookies in general are thought of as someone new to something. But in baseball, a rookie, especially in the Show, is a really good baseball player. Last year Alex Bregman was a rookie for the Houston Astros.
Hunting on King's Point last week with my best friend was a hoot. It is always great to get with Mark Thompson. We became friends when I moved to Alexandria in the 7th grade. We have been hunting and fishing together ever since. The deer were scraping like crazy. When you see deer scraping under a vine that is hanging straight down from a limb high above............ scraping under a vine and tearing it up around the cane. But they were not seeking or chasing yet during th
If you fish a lot you will end up with a good many fish in the freezer. One of our favorite ways of cooking them are to fry them. Not that healthy of a choice but I always have to fry a batch before I freeze them. There are many ways to prepare them without frying them. Kind of like Bubba in Forest Gump, when he was talking about the ways to prepare shrimp. You have your fried fish, broiled fish, fish coubion, fish tacos, pan-seared, steamed fish, BBQ fish, cedar plank fis
EXTREME FISHING REPORT. This week's adventure was out of Venice, Louisiana. Captain Ronnie Daniels invited me and some other friends down to do some tuna and maybe some swordfish fishing. 3 to 4 foot seas were no problem for the Relentless Charter's 36' Yellowfin center console we were in. First up was swordfishing. Everything about daytime swordfishing is extreme. From a 16" fresh squid for bait, a almost full throttle 15 second run from where the bait is dropped with a 6 po
Your dad is in the front of the boat and he is wearing you out. You ask what he is doing that you are not doing and he says, "you're not holding your mouth right". How many times have we heard that? Dad would be in the front of the boat throwing a green and white H&H and so would I. He would be catching regularly and I would be lucky to catch one. Of coarse a lot of it had to do with him having more experience and FRONTING me! Last week I talked about an old dog learnin
You have heard the old cliche' that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Well you can! And I was the old dog. My buddy Ronnie Champlin, invited me to his camp that he has in Point Fourchon for the weekend and the conditions were perfect for fishing. Ronnie is a Title Attorney and his company's name is Champlin Title. He is also a rabid LSU baseball fan. We met while Alden was playing baseball for the tigers. The camp and setting were tremendous. Louisiana is truly a S