2nd Time Around Sports – An RI Baseball Resource for New and Used Gear
I recently visited 2nd Time Around Sports in Cranston and met the staff and owner, Joe Mastrati. Joe was kind enough to give me a few minutes of his day to walk me through the 2nd Time Around Sports store and warehouse. His sporting goods company has been a trusted sporting goods resource here in Rhode Island since 1992. “We literally moved from right up the street to this very location a few years back,” when I asked about the Cranston location’s history. “We even had a few customers go to the old spot and call us asking where we were.” Being a staple in the Rhode Island and now New England sporting goods industry has been hard work and the company has evolved into 3 retail locations and an impressive online presence. Here is more of what I discovered about 2nd Time Around Sports:
2nd Time Around Sports sells new sporting goods equipment and, as the name would dictate, second hand sporting goods. Their inventory of new equipment, with new arrivals for 2019 arriving daily (one was coming in when I was in their warehouse), is massive. Boxes of new baseball bats, baseball gloves, catcher’s gear, even umpire’s brushes stuff the shelves and aisles of their warehouse and retail store in Cranston. And, right along side those new items are pre-owned baseball bats, gloves, and catcher’s gear available at very reasonable prices.
The physical locations of the retail stores include two store names – 2nd Time Around Sports and Manny’s Sports. I visited 2nd Time Around Sports in Cranston (435 Atwood Ave.), Manny’s Sports is located in Cumberland (1725 Mendon Rd.), and Kingston (inside Boss Arena at URI). Their online inventory of items can be found on their website – www.everysportforless.com. Same great customer service at each location and same dedication to getting you the gear you need for every sport you play.
In speaking with Marketing Director, Jim Ciancaglini, I learned about the many advantages local teams can benefit from through 2nd Time Around Sports. From team apparel customization (which is done in house) to uniforms, hats, and backpacks to onsite demonstrations, 2nd Time Around Sports is a trusted resource of local Rhode Island baseball and sports leagues. Not to mention, leagues can greatly benefit from the huge selection of new and used baseball gear available from top manufacturers like Adidas, DeMarini, Wilson, Rawlings, Axe Bat, and more.
I wanted to say thanks to Joe and Jim as well as Tom and the other staff at the 2nd Time Around Sports in Cranston. Stay tuned for more equipment updates, great deals for local baseball leagues and organizations, and upcoming opportunities for demos on bats and more.
Company Website – 2nd Time Around Sports
Inventory Website – Every Sport for Less
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