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Softball/Pitcher Glove - Legal or Illegal? ASA



Pitcher using the glove in link in a game.  Umpire casually advised the glove was illegal due to yellow stitching.

Is this an ASA rule???

The rule says a pitcher can use a multi-colored glove as long as one of the colors is not the same color as the ball.  In my opinion, you have a single colored glove with yellow stitching.  Obviously this rule is open to interpretation.  I don't understand why a manufacturer would make a glove like this unless they had had it ok'd by the different associations.

Personally, I would not determine the glove to be illegal, but I am not your umpire.  It is probably time to get out the sharpie marker and turn the yellow to black!


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Tom Mielke


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