4 Methods for Breaking in a New Baseball Glove

When you buy a new baseball glove, it’s
usually very stiff and uncomfortable to wear. Gloves need to be broken in before they can
be used in a game. I’m going to tell you 4 methods for breaking
in your new glove. Try just one or try them all! They’re sure to get you ready for the game. 1. Oil Your Glove. Experts have determined that if the right
oil is used, it’s perfectly safe and beneficial. Wilson Premium Glove Oil is made specifically
for baseball gloves. Other options include saddle soap, shaving
cream, Vaseline, or baby oil. It doesn’t take much so don’t overdo it. 2. Beat Your Glove. Some players say that they were successful
at breaking in their glove by beating the living daylights out of it. Get a ball peen hammer or mallet to pound
the inside and outside of the glove. Don’t beat it so hard that you destroy it. Just loosen it up a bit. 3. Heat Your Glove. There are a few ways to go about heating your
glove. You can microwave it, but make sure it’s
only for a few minutes and at a low setting. The oven is another option. Set it on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes at
350 degrees F, but check it every couple minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn. If it’s summertime, you can leave the glove
in your car so the sun can heat it up. 4. Mold Your Glove. Put a baseball inside your new glove and tie
string around the glove Leave it in the sun for a few hours. Then practice throwing the ball into the glove
to continue the molding process. You can also leave the ball tied in the glove
overnight. If you’d like to hear more about breaking
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