Glovemate is the most used and successful product for baseball and softball players designed to stop the sting when catching hard hit or thrown balls. Glovemate is worn on the player's hand as a hand cushion or palm pad to protect against bruising, stings and injuries to the hand and palm.
As a palm protection device or product, Glovemate is commonly referred to as a sting pad. The sting pad is also a softball product that acts as a softball cushion for softball players as well as baseball players. Glovemate is actively used as a softball product as well as a baseball product.
While Glovemate is commonly referred to as a hand pad, palm cushion, baseball pad and sting stop, the name Glovemate has grown to be brand and product identifiable as the #1 product sold and used for this purpose. While many products have introduced themselves as baseball protective pads, only the original Glovemate has received a full utility patent and been used by more players than all other baseball hand pads combined since 1999.
Hand protection products for baseball and softball players have become a standeard part of player's gear since the early days. Players have used many "makeshift" items as a hand pad or palm cushion. Glovemate is the ultimate palm gard against bruising, swelling and even serious palm injuries when playing baseball or softball.
Players who do not use any type of hand pad or palm guard are more susceptable to serious hand injuries or palm injuries. Such injuries and bruises to the palm can also effect the grip a player has on his bat when hitting. The slightest bit of soreness to a player's hand can effect every part of his or her game when playing baseball or softball. That is why the original Glovemate has grown to be the recognized #1 product designed to stop the sting and protect the hand against injuries when catching balls.
Glovemate attaches quickly, stays in place, does not hinder the glove's flex-action, and really protects the player's palm. Player's don't even know they have it on except when they don't feel the "sting". There have been products designed to protect the hand that are applied as a baseball glove insert pad. Unless the product actually and securely attached to the player's hand, the product will move or slip around, become uncomfortable and will hinder the flex-action and use of a player's glove. Glovemate attaches securely around the player's index finger and stays perfectly in place.
As a baseball protective device, there simply is no better, effective, comfortable product designed and used as a cushion for the hand than the original GLOVEMATE. Be sure to ask for it by name and use what most pros use, Glovemate.