Before the ump yells "Play Ball," every major league baseball has to be de-slicked with Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud ($20). This famous New Jersey mud has been used by pro teams for nearly three quarters of a century, breaking in balls and dulling their shine like no on-field muck could. [Thanks, Chris]
Want the ability to really shape your shots out on the course? Try the new Taylor Made r7 Limited Driver ($500; September 2008). This successor to the immensely popular r7 SuperQuad offers 35 yards of side-to-side trajectory change, using movable weights of 16 grams, 1 gram, and 1 gram. A longer head give the r7 Limited a deeper center of gravity, making launch easier, and is paired with a new high-performance graphite shaft to reduce twisting.