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No Oil on New Baseball Gloves

No oil on new baseball gloves? Why and what should we do?

We have had a bunch of inquires from people asking about Coach Scott’s reasons for not using oil on new baseball gloves. Below is a recap of his comments made earlier this year.

Coach Scott: The reason I do not like oil to break in baseball gloves is simple. In my opinion oil takes life out of the glove. Most baseball gloves come preconditioned, now it is up to the user of the glove to break it in the old fashion way, by using it. Oil can make the leather to soft which allows the leather to stretch more than it should. This can lead to ripping of the leather. Oil also, adds weight to the glove and can make it heavy. To make a baseball glove last a long time, make sure the laces stay tight. Do not throw the glove in your bat bag when you are done using it. It will only get smashed and bent out of shape. Carry the baseball glove in your hand. When you get home put it up for safe keeping by placing the palm of the glove down (Do not leave your glove in the trunk of a car). As a baseball mitt starts to age they seem to dry out. Now is the time for oil. Use a very light amount. If you you think you have the perfect amount you most likely have to much. Use very thin layers. P.S. when buying a glove, the stiffer the leather, the better the leather.

So what Coach Scott is saying is to use your baseball glove to properly break-it in. As the glove ages and dry’s, then use oil and use it very sparingly. I’ve seen coaches catchers mitt and it is almost 20 years old. They are as good as new.

Cecchi Chianti Classico 2006

Cecchi Chianti Classico 2006 is a great red wine for those hearty meat entrees. This is a full body wine that does round out in the finish. The nose will smell slight pepper, dark cherry’s and a hint of violet.

Cecchi Chianti ClassicoCecchi Chianti Classico

We just came back from the Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT. We had the pleasure of tasting of this and three other Cecchi (pronounced as Check Key) wines. This Chianti Classico is from the heartland of the Tuscany region of Italy.

This wine is delightful and finishishes very nicely on the palette. Click on the label and order yourself a bottle from Wine.com.

FireFox Addon “ScribeFire” for WordPress

FireFox addon, ScribeFire, is an easy blog editor to author posts for my WordPress blogs. I’ve found this cool little blog editor on FireFox’s Addon’s and decided to test it out.

Why should I be looking for a tool like this? I’m tired of doing all the typing and formating of other peoples content in the blogs I manage. The copywriters I have are really have problems with WordPress’s editor. Yes, even when I’ve installed all the WYSIWYG tools. I have been using Windows Live Writer, but it doesn’t help for people who have Mac’s. So, when I found ScribeFire as a FireFox addon, I was overjoyed.

There are two components of ScribeFire. The first is the blog editor I’m speaking about and there is an opportunity to generate revenue from ScribeFire QuickAds. I’m just beginning to get involved with that and will provide my review on that later.

Back to ScribeFire. You can use this cool little blog editor to author content in either a post or a page and publish it to the site. The installation is easy and straightforward. You can setup the tool enable publishing to multiple blogs, nice. The tool can do the following:

  • Add YouTube videos to your posts and blogs.
  • Upload pictures.
  • Save posts as drafts
  • Categorize and tag posts
  • Deliver your posts to your faviorate social web sites.

The coolest part, the support for many different blog platforms and services. Take a look at this list for blogging services ScribeFire supports:

Look at the number of blogging platforms:

Check it out and let us know your thoughts as well. It has worked really well with the copywriters I support. They love the simplicity and functionality it provides to author posts for our blogs.

Press This Bookmarklet « WordPress

Good Guys Product Review found a great new tool to use with WordPress, Press This. This is really neat tool to include material from another site into your blog or web site. There is one concern. Copying content from the Internet into your web site is an infringement of copyright laws and a big no no with search engines for duplicate content. You should only use this tool to copy content with the proper citiation of the source.

Take a look and let us know what you think.

Directions on how to use Press This

  • In the lower right hand side of the Write or Manage section of the WordPress Admin, right click and save the Press This bookmarklet to your bookmarks.
  • Begin to surf the web.
  • Click the Press This bookmark any time you find something you want to cite in your blog. You can also highlight text first if that’s what you want to cite.
  • Select and arrange text, images, video, or quotes within the Press This window. Add your thoughts and edit at will.
  • Publish (or save) directly from the window when you’re done.

Cited Source: Press This Bookmarklet « WordPress.com.

Iomega 34270 USB 2.0 500GB Prestige Desktop Hard Drive

What do you do when your external drive has no more space? Buy a new one. That is exactly what I did. My Western Digital USB 2.0 External Hard Drive has finally been filled to capacity. I really do love my Western Digital drive, but I decided to try a new brand just to provide balance to our reviews.

Iomega Prestige 500GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

So what did I buy? The Iomega 34270 USB 2.0 500GB Prestige Desktop Hard Drive. There are two elements of this external hard drive that I liked right away. The first is the cool silver exterior casing and the second is how lightweight the device is.

Features Include:

  • Easy-to-use simple USB 2.0 interface. It is as easy as plug and play
  • Stylish and durable drive is available in a dark silver brushed finish with a solid aluminum construction. It does include a stand.
  • EMC Retrospect HD (PC) license is included for easy file backup (software available via easy download).
  • Energy efficient power by an Energy Star qualified adapter!
  • Compatible with both PC and MAC platforms.

In the last week I’ve used this external hard drive for many projects. One project was to complete backup of my Dad’s computer hard drive. It copied over 40 gig’s of data in about an hour and a half. Then today, I was editing a bunch of video with my Pinnacle Studio 12 and I was working strictly off the Iomega 34270 External Hard Drive. I even used the hard drive as the destination drive to burn my DVD.

If you are looking for an inexpensive USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, click "HERE Good Guys Review of the Iomega Prestige 500GB External Hard Drive" to see the  Iomega Prestige 500GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Good Guys Review of the Iomega Prestige 500GB External Hard Drive

The Good Guys Review Are Coming Back

 The Good Guys Review Are Coming Back.

Yes, the Good Guys Review took a little bit of a hiatus from writing our reviews. We have been busy with looking at new products and building some of our other business ventures. We have on our objectives to write a least one a review a week on products and services we have bought and paid for ourselves. No sponsorship here so we keep our articles on the up.

We are also going to expand scope of articles to include about anything we feel is important for our fans. Just as Kelly did in her article about Circuit City. We are going to provide you with the good and the bad.