How To Break In A Catcher's Mitt
Here are instructions for how to break in a catcher's mitt. Bringing home a new catcher’s mitt can be a great feeling but learning how to break it will be your first line of duty. Breaking in a catcher’s mitt is really a big deal. Playing with a catcher’s mitt that hasn’t been broken in can be extremely cumbersome for the player. Taking the time to break in a new catcher’s mitt is well worth the process. Being able to easily close the catcher’s mitt around the ball is key to saving face. It is also essential to playing well. This article will walk you through a logical progression to break in a new catcher’s mitt. It will also use standard household items to tell you how you can break in a catcher’s glove with ease.
To break in a catcher’s mitt, you will need:
- New catcher’s mitt
How to break in a catcher’s mitt:
- Using both hands, work the catcher’s mitt by closing the mitt and opening it wide. Do this several times. This will soften and work the leather a little to get it ready for the second step in the process. Next, grab a baseball.
- Place the baseball in the web of the catcher’s mitt. This is the best position to catch a ball. With your hand in the catcher’s mitt, find the position that feels the best. Remove your hand.
- Using your fingers, work some Vaseline into the glove. Rub it in deep and all over the mitt (where you catch the ball). Place the ball back in the sweet spot in the mitt. Take twine and tightly tie the catcher’s mitt close. Let the mitt set for about 48 hours.