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How to Break in a New Baseball Glove With Olive Oil

author image Melynda Sorrels
Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.
How to Break in a New Baseball Glove With Olive Oil
A quick trip to your pantry may help improve your game. Photo Credit baseball and glove image by leafy from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

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.

Step 1

Dampen a soft, clean cloth with olive oil.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Set your glove aside in a cool, dry place.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

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