Having a flexible baseball glove can be a key part of playing good defense. A glove breaks in over time through natural wear and tear, but you can also apply Vaseline to speed the process. With a little lubricant and patience, you'll create a comfortable glove to help you on the baseball diamond.
Things You'll Need
- Baseball glove Vaseline Rubber bands or string Baseball
Take Vaseline and with your fingers and evenly apply a small layer of lubricant throughout the glove. Don't over-saturate the glove as this may damage the leather over time. You want the glove leather to be soft and flexible.
Place an old baseball in the pocket of the glove. Take the ends of each side and overlap them. The ball will be firmly covered by the encasing glove.
Wrap the glove with heavy duty rubber bands and overlap them around the pocket to ensure the ball doesn't come loose. You want the ball to create a pocket as the glove is broken in.
Place the glove in a warm, dry area, letting it sit for 24-48 hours. Check the glove to see if it needs additional time for the Vaseline to set.
Rub any unabsorbed Vaseline into the leather. Once your glove feels comfortable and is flexible, it's ready for use.
Tips & Warnings
- Rub Vaseline into all parts of the glove. The leather will absorb it.
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