Looking for the perfect gift for a special baseball-obsessed someone in your life? Or just like to buy baseball-theme gifts for whatever reason? Maybe your spouse needs a hint for what to get you? Here are a few ideas, from small to large, to satisfy the baseball niche on your Christmas list.
The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond. You’ve got to check this out. Get one for a friend–and another for yourself!
365 Days Of Baseball Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar 2017: The gift that keeps on giving! Quotes, numbers, stats, records, personalities, and trivia of all kinds. Warning: If someone is already obsessed with baseball, this will make it even worse! You someone you love will enjoy this gift every day of the year.
Curious George at the Baseball Game: There’s no such thing as “too young to be fascinated with baseball”! Here’s a clever monkey to show us that we aren’t the only species with a love for the game.
Grand Slam Mad Libs: Do you know a young baseball fan who is going through a “Mad Libs” phase as well? Satisfy two obsessions at once with this fun entertainment. And don’t be surprised if he or she sits you down to ask you for a verb, a number, a food, etc.
Total Control Sports Baseball (3-Pack) This is a great training aid, and reasonably priced as well! These balls are heavy and squishy, so it’s hard to hit them very far. They can really help to develop your players’ load and follow-through. I have in the past given them out to a few players on my team who were benefiting from using these balls.
Jugs Toss Machine: I’ve found this to be a fantastic aid. My own son has used this at home to help him get out of a batting slump. And sometimes, when my wife and I are both busy and can’t throw to him, he will grab it and take it outside for batting practice on his own. I’ve also used this for team practices, hitting against the side of the batting cage, so I could have a station without a coach supervising. (Of course, use your own judgment for what is safe for the kids on your team.) Depending on your situation, you might also need a screen to hit into….
PowerNet Baseball and Softball Practice Net 7 x 7 with bow frame: This one is reasonably priced and it’s getting fantastic reviews. I’ve tried several screens, and this is the one I’ve found easiest to load in the van and take to practices, so it’s the one I actually use the most for the team.
Jugs New Redesigned Instant Screen: This is the one I use the most at home. It’s more expensive than the PowerNet, so you can see what you think.
Champion Sports Multi-Sport Net Pitch Back Screen: I bought a pitch-back very similar to this one, with the idea that it’s light and easier to move around than the one in the back yard. (The one in the back yard is very heavy-duty and it came from a yard sale for $5, if you can believe that!) Anyway, this one is a good deal, is quite popular, and is getting good reviews. As you may know, a pitch-back can be used for more than just pitching. It’s also a way to practice fielding, if you throw the ball in such a way that it comes back as a fly ball or grounder. My son has spent countless hours with our pitch-backs.
Anyway, nothing says “holiday cheer” like a baseball-theme Christmas present! I hope you’ve found something that will work for you your loved ones. Ho ho ho!