Baseball Players Talk to Their Gloves and Won’t Let Anyone Else Put Their Hand in It

From a New York Times story by James Wagner headlined “Precious Leather”:

When Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suárez misses a ground ball, he shoves his face into his glove and has a few choice words for his leather companion.

“I’ll say, ‘Come on, come on,’” he recalled recently in Spanish. “‘If I don’t eat, you don’t eat.’”

Yes, Suárez talks to his glove. It doesn’t have a name, but he admitted it is like a person to him. “It’s there with me and helps me give my best on the field,” he said. And as a result, he goes out of his way to make sure his buddy is comfortable.