There are few sins in baseball graver than the desecration of a glove.
The glove is broken in with care — maybe with oil, maybe in an oven, always with tenderness. If you are fortunate enough to make your living playing baseball, the manufacturer will stitch your name in the leather.
Write on the glove? You might as well take a bite out of it.
Superstition has its place. Love trumps superstition, as Mike Moustakas will show when the World Series starts Tuesday.
Moustakas scribbled the letters CM on his glove.
"Sharpie," he said. The permanent marker.
He also scrawls CM in the dirt, sometimes near third base,...