If you haven’t caught before you may not know exactly what can be the scariest part about the position. It seems obvious that it would be getting hit by a swinging bat or getting run over on a tag play at home plate. If you ask me though, neither of those are remotely close to as scary as having an uneasy feeling about which pitch the pitcher is throwing.
When I first heard about the product I thought it was a good idea, but I was curious how they would actually hold up in a game situation. My biggest concern was if they would come off when a catcher is taking his batting gloves on/off. From my experience, they seem to stick really well and they shouldn’t come off unintentionally.
Each sticker is in the shape of a fingernail and is about .5″ wide by .25″ tall. They will probably be a perfect fit on youth players fingernails and take up about half of the fingernail on college/professional players. My first thought was that I wished they were slightly larger and took up the entire fingernail, but after testing they’re actually a good size that is easily visible by the pitcher.
I’m a fan of Game Signs because I know how frustrating it can be to have a pitcher on the mound that crosses you up time and time again. This is a great product that I’m going to require my catchers to use…there is no reason not to use them because they only costs about $.50/game! Check out Game Signs at DontGetCrossedUp.com.