Hide of the Sox

October 31, 2005

AARON ROWAND
White Sox CF

Model
Rawlings Pro Preferred PRO601KB

Fingertip to heel
12 3/4"

How long he's had it
Two years

Uses it every game?
Yes

Treatment
Every two weeks, he "oils it down."

How it goes in locker
"I lay it flat and put a ball in it."

Nongame gloves
One

Superstition
Won't let others put their hands in it

Glove crisis
Airline lost it (in his bag of gear) en route to winter ball in Puerto Rico a few years ago. Got it back days later. Says Rowand, "I was pretty worried."

JOE CREDE
White Sox 3B

Model
Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRORV23

Fingertip to heel
12 1/4"

How long he's had it
Two years

Uses it every game?
Yes

Treatment
Once a month, leather conditioner

How it goes in locker
"I just throw it in there."

Nongame gloves
29

Superstition
Sets it on same dugout step when Sox are at bat

Glove crisis
Ground ball got stuck in webbing last year. Used backup until glove got fixed later in game. Says Crede, "I felt naked out there."

PHOTOHARRY HOW/GETTY IMAGES (ROWAND) PHOTOCHUCK RYDLEWSKI/WIREIMAGE.COM (ROWAND'S GLOVE) PHOTOJAMES GUILLORY/US PRESSWIRE (CREDE) PHOTODAVID DUROCHIK/SPORTSPICS (CREDE'S GLOVE)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)