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Readers' Choice: Where to Buy Sporting Goods?

When Johnny needs a new mitt or Susie needs new soccer cleats, what store in town gets your business?

It's that time of year again, when the kids start getting back on the ball field and you realize they've outgrown everything from running shorts to baseball bats. So, off to the store you go.

But which store gets your patronage? Who would you recommend if a neighbor asked your advice.

Here are this week's nominees:

How to vote
To pick your favorite, simply take a moment to click on each business and post a review in our Patch Directory. The “Readers’ Choice” winner will be based on the reviews received on each directory listing, reader comments and poll results.

Reviews posted between today and noon on Sunday, April 15, will be taken into account during scoring.

Don’t forget to promote your local favorite by linking to this article — and the business’ directory listing — on Facebook and Twitter.

Help support your favorite local merchants by taking part in “Readers’ Choice.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: The “Readers' Choice” series is intended to be fun. Please, keep comments constructive and friendly. This space is for celebrating businesses you think deserves to be recognized, and obviously opinions will vary.

Voice of Reason April 09, 2012 at 12:58 PM
For sporting goods, like most things we shop for, other than groceries, we head to Naperville or Oswego. Since Plainfield can't figure out how to bring in a Sports Authority, Dick's Sporting Goods, MC Sports, etc. We spend our money elsewhere. Eich's selection is limited at best and the quality of sporting goods at Walmart, Target and Meijer is below average. Maybe we will get a sporting goods store in Plainfield when we get a Best Buy, Portillo's, a legitimate park district, or a golf course.

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