After a full spring and summer of baseball now is a great time to consider getting a new baseball glove.
The month of August is typically a slow month for baseball players.
Following the spring and summer seasons, it's when many families take a vacation before the fall season starts up.
If your glove has been put to good use this year, you may be thinking about a new baseball glove, and with a month or so before the fall season begins, now is a good time for you to take a look at the latest gloves from Rawlings.
You'll have plenty of time to break it in before the fall season by doing the best possible way to break it in - play catch with it!
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HOW TO PICK THE BEST SIZE
Infielders generally use a smaller glove (11,25-11.75 inches), while outfielders opt for a larger glove (12.5 inches). Pitchers tend to use a smaller glove these days, but it's really a personal choice.
For younger players, you should make sure that the glove isn't so big that it's too heavy for them to handle.
BEST WAYS TO BREAK IN YOUR NEW GLOVE
Play catch with it. This is the best way to make sure that your new glove forms to your hand.
Use a little lanolin-based cream. Lanolin helps soften the leather and, unlike oil, it doesn't make the leather heavy or break the leather down.
When you're not using it, either lay the glove open and palm down, or put a ball in it to help shape the pocket.
THINGS NOT TO DO WITH YOUR NEW GLOVE
Use a product that has you stick it in a microwave oven. Trust us, it will bake the laces and make them VERY brittle. We've relaced three brand-new gloves that were put in a microwave.
Run over it with a car. Don't laugh...we know some people who have done this. It's an absolute TERRIBLE idea.
Stick it in the bottom of your equipment bag where it can get flattened.
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