I’m Joe, and I live in England. I’m 15, and I’m having trouble pitching.
Living in England, no one plays baseball, so i’ve been practicing by either pitching at a fence or pitching a foam ball in my back-garden. I’ve only been playing baseball a few weeks, and I’ve been pitching about a week, but I’ve developed a soreness in my upper-arm/bicep. I’ve been told by just-about-the-only-baseball-player-in-England that I’m very good, especially considering I’ve only been playing a short while. I can throw a 4-seam quite quick, and reasonably accurately, but after a while my arm starts to ache. Before now I haven’t really enjoyed sports, so it might just be that I’m getting used to it. Is it normal to expect aching after a few days pitching?
Also, another quick question. The only gloves available in England come from the baseballandsoftball.com shop, and that pretty much entails the Rawlings revo 350 and Rawlings gold glove. Is the gold glove worth the extra £30?
Thanks in advance,