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Brooks Robinson

Jim Souhan: First true glove can mean the world to a kid

Behold the baseball glove: Talisman and totem, tactile symbol and wearable nostalgia, proof of the human race's occasional bursts of genius. There is nothing in the world like a baseball glove, nothing so dear and perpetually near. Take it from the 12-year-old me. As a child, I read and saved every article on sports I could find, watched every game we could pull in with the antennae on our small, boxy television, and played every sport and sports board game available. My bedroom walls were rumors hidden behind sports posters and pennants. Ticket stubs, baseball cards and sports books obscured the floor, along with footballs, basketballs real and Nerf, and baseballs. It sounds...