10-20-2012, 10:04 PM
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I have no idea why Livestrong.com (affiliated with the Lance Armstrong Foundation) would have any interest in baseball gloves, but they have an instruction page about using lanolin-containing shaving cream to break in a new glove:

And according to Wiki, a lot of ballplayers do this. When I was a kid playing baseball, we just used neatsfoot oil.

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 10-21-2012, 04:23 AM
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I can just see the dugout now. Players lined up with their big old barbershop brushes, lathering up some MWF, using swirl and paint strokes to break in those new gloves.

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 10-21-2012, 04:26 AM
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woohoo. a new use for those soaps/creams i don't like.

plus, i'm in the market for a new glove, so the timing on this thread is perfect. Biggrin

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 10-21-2012, 04:57 AM
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We used to use olive oil to soften gloves up when I was a kid.

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