It’s that time of the year again…time to start getting ready for baseball! Time to start conditioning for speed and strength again. Time to start hitting, catching and throwing. It’s time to clean up your spikes or get new ones. Time to clean off your bats. Maybe you need some more clothes for practice…clothes for hot and cold.
It’s also time to begin preparing for tryouts, especially you High School players and college prospects. One thing that players seem to forget or overlook is taking care of their gloves at this time of year. Now is when you should clean up your glove and condition it. You should tighten up the laces and fix the broken ones.
Fixing up your glove right now is very important. You don’t want your glove to break during practice. The worst thing that can happen…and it does…is that your glove breaks when you’re fielding a ground ball or line drive during tryouts. Sure, you can always blame the glove when you missed the ball, but don’t you hear that enough? If you do…so do the coaches.
So don’t risk messing up during your 2015 tryouts or during the season...fix your glove before tryouts and before the season even begins. This makes playing with the glove safer, makes you perform better and look better in the field and most importantly, it keeps you from looking bad in front of coaches and other players during tryouts.
Before - Broken Laces And Very Dry
After -Laces Repaired And Glove Conditioned
Before - Broken Laces And Web Very Dry
After - Laces And Web Repaired Glove Conditioned
Why Repair Your Own Glove?
As a baseball or softball player you've
probably had this happen at least once during your playing
years. You field the hard grounder or hard line shot only
to find the ball stuck in the back of your baseball glove or in
the web of your glove. Worse yet, the ball goes right
through your glove. You look down at your glove only to see
the torn or broken lace hanging out of the back of the
glove. There's a hole or gap that gets bigger and bigger
with every ball that you field.
And now, you start thinking about making errors or getting hurt
from a ball ripping through the broken web. Thinking too
much is not good!
Many times players will play with the break. They’ll
tie it some way, some how. If the break doesn't get
any bigger, they'll use the glove for the rest of the
season until there's time to do something about it in the
off-season. For many baseball gloves, that ends up being the
fix…the glove just stays that way...BROKEN.
Many players have older baseball gloves that
they'll "rehire" to make it through the season.
Some of these gloves are broken too, but just not as bad.
And sometimes these gloves are used into the next season or used
until they become too bad to play with also. If you learn how to
fix your own glove, you won't have a stash of broken gloves
that you go to when the one that you are using
breaks...you'll always have a good glove to go to when you
Other players will reluctantly go out and buy a
brand new glove. If they only knew that restringing is really not
that hard at all, they could learn how to repair their own gloves
quickly and at low cost...and there would be no need to
go out and spend a lot of money on a new, stiff
Take a look at this before and after video
below. The video might take a little bit of time to load if your
connection is a little slow.
"It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word."
Brooks Robinson (The Human Vacuum Cleaner)
Why Do It Yourself?
Getting a new baseball glove can be expensive. This is probably one of the two biggest reasons to repair your glove.
Relacing, cleaning and conditioning is cheap compared to buying a new glove and it is not that hard to fix and clean
up your glove.
Breaking in a new baseball glove can take some time and you may not have that time right in the middle of the season.
New, expensive gloves with the "real" leather can take a whole off-season to break in.
Your baseball glove is custom-fit for your hand, you play well with it and you just don't want to give it up for a new,
stiff glove that you'll have to break in.
Why People Don't Repair Their Own Gloves
Basically...they are just afraid to get started...because they don't know what to do.
They think they’ll forget where laces go and where they came from. Then, they think that they'll end up relacing the glove wrong and ruin it.
They think that it will just take too long and they don't have the time.
They don't know where or how to really start relacing a glove.
They don't know what tools to use or where to get them.
They don’t know how to condition and restore a glove that seems like it’s worn out and ready to be thrown away.
Here's How Fix That Glove Can Help You
Most importantly, how to repair your baseball glove FAST! Don't send your glove away for a week and $50.00 when you can do it yourself in one evening!
It will show you that it's not really that hard to fix your own glove and how you can make the easiest repairs for only $5.00 to $10.00.
It will show you what tools to get and where to get them so that your job can be made easier.
It will show you what to use to condition, soften and restore your glove's leather. (Notice I said "Condition", not "Oil"!) Also, it will show you where you can buy some of these conditioners.
Look at some of these "Before and After" pictures of some baseball gloves that I've worked on over the years. Some of these gloves were in pretty bad shape when I got them. But, after some cleaning,
conditioning and repair, they looked and felt great!
“Fix That Glove!!!” contains numerous useful pictures that will help you see exactly what’s being described in the book. These pictures show you:
“Before” and “after” pictures of sections of gloves that you’ll most likely need to fix. These are the most common problem areas.
Close-up pictures of the glove lacing and the problem areas that scare people away from doing repairs themselves.
Pictures with “colored” lacing paths to make it more clear how to run your laces and show you the common lacing patterns and paths that many baseball gloves follow.
Make A Little Money For Yourself
“Fix That Glove!!!” will give you some ideas on how to make money with your own little baseball glove repair service.
It’s funny, word travels fast. If you fix someone’s glove, it only takes another person asking, “Hey, who fixed your
glove?” and before you know it, you’re repairing another glove…and then another….and then another. I’ve fixed a number
of gloves and not once have I advertised. Word just got out.
This can be a fun little thing and you can really make people feel good when you give them their glove back, all
cleaned up and ready to go. However, you can really fall into a simple trap here, and this book can point out a few
things to think about early if you start fixing gloves as a small home-based business.
Don't Wait!! Fix Your Glove Now!!"
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Fix That Glove!!!" is an 85 Page, 4.5 Meg .pdf file.
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Also learn about some of the better products to use to make old gloves feel like new ones that are broken in.
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