The baseball glove is designed to stop baseballs. That’s it’s one job. You had one job Eric Hosmer’s glove…
Somehow, Eric Hosmer’s glove is penetrated by this line drive off the bat of Kevin Kiermaeir. Luckily for the Royals, Omar Infante is there to field the ball and record the out at first.
In regular mo, it just looks like the ball bends back the top of the glove. But in slow mo, the ball can be seen passing through a gap in the webbing of the glove.
Clearly, Eric Hosmer needs to tighten up the webbing of his glove. Replace a lace maybe. Or just get a new glove.
I know baseball players don’t like replacing gloves – they’re weird about that kind of stuff – but if the ball is going straight through the glove, that’s probably not a glove you want to keep.
That’s not a glove you can go to war with. Eric Hosmer needs to find himself a new piece of leather, one that won’t let him down when line drives are coming at him.