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Your Ball Glove: An Extension of You


Your ball glove is an extension of you.


Have you ever heard this?


It's true.


Your ball glove is an extension of you.


Your hands are so important when you play baseball. Think about all the things you do with your hands when you play the game.


Fielding ground balls requires your to use your hands, to be soft with your hands, to absorb the ball with your hands, to transfer the ball with your hands, and to throw the ball.


Catching a fly ball requires you to use your hands, to be soft, to absorb the ball, to transfer the ball, and to throw the ball.


A catcher is required to use their hands, to have soft hands, to absorb the ball, to transfer the ball, to block the ball, and to throw the ball.


By now, you're starting to see a trend.


Your hands are so important when you play baseball.


And because of the importance of your hands, your glove is automatically important. It is an extension of your hand. It forms to your hand. It protects your hand. It increases your range.


There may be no piece of equipment more important to a ball player than their ball glove.


As such, each ball player should take great pride in caring for their glove.


It is never too early or too late to start learning to take care of your glove.



How about we just talk about a few basics?


Never let your glove turn into a pancake. If your ball glove is being stuffed into your bag, then it might get smashed and turned into a pancake. Help your glove maintain the shape and form by carrying it rather than stuffing it into a bag.


Wipe the dirt off your glove. After playing ball and getting it nice and dirty, give it a good dry brushing to get some of the dirt and debris your leather.


And one more easy way to care for your glove is to keep it conditioned. We highly recommend using our Pro Glove Conditioner to keep your leather in the best shape. Consistent, light applications is all it takes to keep your leather nourished.


Your ball glove is important. It requires some attention. It requires some care. So take care of it. Start with the basics. And you just might find that you build an even better relationship with your glove than you already have; that your performance with your glove will get even better.


Just like you take care of yourself before and after the game, take care of your glove too.


Your ball glove is an extension of you.








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