Readers' Choice: Best Place To Buy Sporting Goods

In this week’s readers’ choice we want to know - where is the best place to buy sporting goods?


Warm weather is here. Actually with the mild winter we had it never really left. Still, spring days will soon be turning to lazy summer days and whether your sport of choice is baseball, surfing or something else it’s time to share your recommendations for sporting goods stores.

In this week’s readers’ choice we want to know where is the best place to buy sporting goods in our area? 

Do you go to a big box store? Consignment shop? Or is there a specialty shop or pro shop that you frequent?

Here’s how it works.

  • We invite you to post your nominations in the comments below.
  • We hope you'll also spread the word about this to your friends on Facebook and Twitter and get them involved.
  • Submit comments until 5 p.m. Wednesday.


  • We'll post a poll with the nominees Thursday morning.
  • You'll be able to vote till Friday at 9 a.m.
  • On Saturday, we announce the winner.

This review is all about you—your ideas, your feedback and your voice—so we hope you will chime in and check back.

For full Readers' Choice rules click here.

Timothy Buckley April 09, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Clinton Sport Shop is number one; great selection, personal service, and they have always been committed to the community!
Eleanor Burke April 09, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I agree Clinton Sport Shop, great customer service, helpful but not pushy. Great selection and prices
Eileen Smith April 09, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Clinton Sports is definitely our first choice. They are te nicest people, local, helpful and if they don't have it..they get it! And I get to make fun of Tara when I go in!
Lori Coco April 09, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Clinton Sports Shop is the only place to go and we are fortunate to have such a shop with kind, knowledgeable staff who are willing to above and beyond to satisfy their customers. A true example of a respectable, friendly, full service business, which is quite refreshing to see in our fast paced self serve world. Please don't ever leave us!
Mary Jo Phelps April 09, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I will be at Clinton Sports Shop this afternoon getting my daughter referee gear. They have excellent customer service and great prices. Wish I could vote more than once for this great local business.
Jane Scully Welch April 09, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Sarah, Ashley and Tara.....none better....they are responsible for the CLINTON tees and sweatshirts around Town! Good people!!
Ethelene DiBona April 09, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Definitely Clinton Sport Shop. Shop locally from people you know.
Paul D. Jakubson April 09, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Why go to Waterford or North Haven to the "big box" stores when you have personalized service right here in Town. Sarah and Tom are longtime residents and business owners and frankly why spend the gas to go somewhere else!
June Thomas Hansen April 09, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I have been shopping at the Clinton Sport Shop for over 25 years. Great customer service and they know your name!!! If they don't have it, they will get it for you!
K April 09, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Clinton Sports is the best! Good prices, good service and a good selection of what you are looking for.
debbie sommo April 10, 2012 at 02:08 AM
The best is Clinton sport shop we have been going there since we lived here in Clinton for 16yrs, Great job to Sarah, Tom, Ashley and Tara really great people.
Karin Craig April 10, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Clinton Sport Shop is the best. They always have inventory that's current to everyone's needs--whether it's baseball bats or lacrosse helmets or soccer cleats or Red Sox or Yankee gear. They also support soooo many community efforts including the Morgan Booster Club, the Morgan Graduation Committee, the Bluefish Festival, and the Strong Center at the Surf Club in Madison.
sue lutz April 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Clinton Sports. They are really helpful and friendly.
Bill Curry April 10, 2012 at 05:42 PM
I have found Eastern Mt. Sports to have the highest quality sporting goods anywhere, and teh best sustomer service. They stand behind every product the sell.
Pem McNerney (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Bill, which EMS do you go to ... ?
Richard C. Onofrio April 11, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Why do you ask????? Is there any place else besides The Clinton Sport Shop to buy all your sporting good items? Just seems natural -- if you live in Clinton then support Clinton. And get excellent service besides!!
Pem McNerney (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Remember to vote! You have until 5 p.m. Thursday! Vote by going to this story: http://patch.com/A-swjF. And let your friends know, if they have an opinion about this!


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