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How to Break in a New Baseball Glove With Olive Oil

By Melynda Sorrels

A new baseball glove isn’t exactly ready to be taken out onto the field for its first big game right out of the packaging. A new glove is stiff and without much give, making it difficult to use. As the ball sails towards you in a very important play, you need the assurance that your glove will be able to hold up when you need it to. Breaking in your new baseball glove can be accomplished quite easily with a little time and a trip to your pantry.

Dampen a soft, clean cloth with olive oil.

Rub the cloth all over your glove to coat it with a thick layer of oil.

Set your glove aside in a cool, dry place.

Allow your glove to soak in the oil for 30 minutes.

Wipe your glove with a soft, clean and dry cloth to remove the excess oil.

Tips

Periodically wiping your glove down with olive oil will help to keep the leather soft.

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