The Problem - Baseball and softball bats and hours in a batting cage can lead to injuries that can side-line a hitter. The hamate bone helps to provide the top shelf of the body's natural protective tunnel for the ulnar nerve and ulnar artery. Ignoring and misdiagnosing injury to this area can lead to potential problems with long term blood flow, nerve sensation and strength issues
The Myth - Batting gloves prevent blisters and other soft tissue injuries. Not true! In fact, 96% of hitters experience blisters or soft tissue injuries from repetitive batting practice.
Batting gloves fail because knob pressure from the bat anchors against the hamate bone creating a "pinch point" where the inner surface of the glove moves against the skin causing more damage
The CagePro Advantage - The CagePro Protective Sleeve was developed to create a "barrier layer" between the interior surface of the batting glove and the skin to protect against these types of soft tissue injuries. A 3.0mm protective pad is located in the palm to provide additional protection from pressure created by the knob against the hamate bone. The sleeve is comprised of a nylon-spandex stretch knit fabric that is extremely form-fitting and does not interfere with the performance of the exterior batting glove. It's fingerless design ensures you will not lose "bat-feel" in your fingers.