Q. Baseball Player: What are some tips I can use to break in my baseball glove?
A. Baseball player should put a small amount (small handful) of shaving cream in your hand. Rub the entire amount into the pocket of the glove until the white foam is gone. Do this about once a week for about a month (that's 4 or 5 times).
Once you've rubbed in the cream, place the baseball in the pocket of the glove and tie the rope or sock around the glove. Keep it in a dry place. Don't let the glove close flat - close it at an angle so that the pinky finger shows a little.
You're going to need the following items;
- A new baseball glove
- Some shaving cream
- A baseball
- Some rope or a long sock
Play catch with the new baseball glove! Playing catch is the best way to break in a new glove (besides, it's more fun). You can also put your hand in your new glove and lightly tap the bat into the pocket of the glove. You're working to form the inside pocket to your hand as well as soften the leather for a completely custom fit.
Be patient! Breaking in a good baseball glove will take at least 2 or 3 weeks depending on how much you use and work with it.