Troy Tulowitzki Will Continue to Use His Old ‘Buttermilk Pancake’ Glove

Old habits die hard with athletes; that includes their tools of the trade.

Seasoned veterans like Troy Tulowitzki have a tendency to hold onto equipment religiously; often well beyond their expiration date.

That has some fans wondering … what has become of Tulowitzki’s notorious “buttermilk pancake” glove which received airtime during last year’s MLB postseason broadcast?


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Even though it could fall apart at moment, Tulo told Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt that his well-worn game glove might just have a little more mileage left in it after all.

“This whole spring, I’ve been using my BP glove from last year.  My game glove, I don’t take out to BP just because it doesn’t have that many bullets left in it … so I try to save it.

I think the old glove will get into game action even though this one was pretty good, but I think I have to prepare for life beyond that glove.”

It sounds like Tulowitzki is in the process of working in a new glove, but he isn’t quite ready to put the old one to bed just yet. Until that old buttermilk pancake disintegrates in-game or falls apart, Troy Tulowitzki just might use that buttermilk pancake until it falls apart before his very eyes.

Of course, Tulowitzki’s glove became a topic of conversation once the Fox Sports broadcast devoted an unusual amount of time to it during the ALCS broadcast.

Which prompted this hastily-made artist’s rendition of Tom Verducci’s description of Tulo’s glove.

Screengrab via MLB

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

One thought on “Troy Tulowitzki Will Continue to Use His Old ‘Buttermilk Pancake’ Glove

  • March 19, 2016 at 5:55 am
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    I had an old glove that I finally had to retire. The leather was so worn out that the ball would just slip right out.

    I tried everything to restore it but I finally gave in. The new glove is so awesome that I can’t believe I held on to that crappy old thing

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