How to Care For Baseball Gloves Before and After Regular Season
There are many people today that enjoy playing America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Any baseball player knows that it is important to take care of their baseball gear. They also know that an important part of there baseball gear are their baseball gloves. Properly taking care of your baseball glove is of the up most importance. Without baseball gloves, baseball players could not play baseball.
There are many different tips and suggestions on how to take care of baseball gloves. Most people aren’t even sure how long baseball gloves should last. With the proper care, baseball gloves should last a baseball player about 3 years. In order for your baseball gloves to last this long, it is important that you pay attention to these baseball care tips.
First, we will go over some general tips. The first tip is to keep your baseball gloves in a cool location that is dry and clean. Never leave your glove in places of extreme heat because this will ruin the leather of your baseball gloves. Places to avoid are: the trunk of a car, outdoors in the sun, or near a fire or oven.
The next tip is if your baseball gloves happen to get wet, towel it off. Then let it air dry so it does not get moldy. Never place your wet baseball gloves in an oven or microwave and never place it near any heat source to help it dry. If you do, you will ruin the leather of your baseball gloves.
One of the most important tips has to do with oiling your baseball gloves. Never oil your baseball gloves more than twice a season. Oiling your baseball gloves more than this will again ruin your baseball gloves. Only use oils that are made for baseball gloves. These can be found at your local baseball gear store. A good baseball glove oil to try is called “Glovolium.” Watch How to oil a new baseball glove with Glovolium on Youtube.
Another tip about baseball glove oil is to use an oil that the glove manufacturer recommends. Some baseball gloves are pre-oiled and can only use a certain type of oil. Some oils that you should stay away from are: linseed oil, neatsfoot oil, or any type of silicone spray. This is because these types of products eventually harden the leather of baseball gloves and they make the baseball gloves heavier.
The last tip is to read the product manual that comes with your baseball gloves. All baseball gloves are different and some have different needs than others. Pay attention to the specific instructions that your particular baseball gloves have.
With all of these tips in mind, you should be able to easily care for your baseball gloves. If you regularly follow these tips, you are sure to lengthen the lifespan of your baseball gloves. Then you can have your favorite baseball glove around for years to play your favorite game!