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PORON XRD Protection takes the Field at Baseballs Mid-Summer Classic

Posted by Joe Blair on Monday, July 15th, 2013 | No Comments »

All star game logoTomorrow night while Major League Baseball is celebrating its midway point in the season by hosting its finest players in the All-STAR Game, Yadier Molina will be tucked in behind home plate as the starting catch for the National League.  The notorious Cardinals catcher earned the most all-star votes in the National League this year and there is no mistaking his proven performance and undeniable talent as a standout catcher.  What are the secrets to his success?  There are no doubt many factors, but one that we can’t help to mention is the presence of PORON® XRD™ Protection in his glove.

OK, we know XRD is not what makes him the standout catcher in the league but we know it helps.  As a catcher, Molina’s mitt and hand are consistently being put to the test.  With 90+ mph fastballs and every pitch in between, the overall impact sustained throughout a game is unquestionably the highest on Molina and his equipment. As the starting catcher, we can only imagine the pounding his hand takes from warm up’s to game time throughout the season.

For this reason, Molina chooses to only use Rawlings Heart of the Hide catcher mitt which is yadier-molinadesigned with PORON XRD Protection.  The protection provided by XRD allows Molina to concentrate on the play at hand and not the last 95 mph fastball from an earlier pitch.

In addition to Molina, there will be a few other All-Stars on the field using PORON XRD Protection…starting 1st basemen Joey Votto and Chris Davis as well as Prince Fielder will all be wearing Rawlings gloves designed with PORON XRD Protection.  Considering the catcher and the 1st basemen take the most pounding throughout the game, it’s good to know these players will be protected with the best equipment available.  Go ahead and see for yourself!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWwXaSuNBZQ.   

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