Angle: extend the life of the glove.
Angle: The proper way to break in a baseball glove Purpose: To inform people on the proper way to break in a baseball glove. Thesis: Proper breaking-in not only gives you a great product, it actually can extend the life of the glove. Today I’d like to share with you the proper way to break in a glove. Organizational Pattern: chronological order Introduction 1. Attention getter: All good things take time.
2. Thesis statement: Proper breaking-in not only gives you a great product, it actually can extend the life of the glove. Today I’d like to share with you the proper way to break in a glove. . Reason to listen: You may need to break in a baseball glove someday for yourself, a sibling or even child. 4. Preview of main points.
A. Apply conditioner to make the glove more pliable. B.
Play catch to break in the leather C. Store the glove to shape the pocket D. Repeat process throughout the life of the glove Transition: Today I’d like to share with you the proper way to break in a glove. Body I. The first step to breaking in a baseball glove is to apply a conditioner. A.
First choose what conditioner you are going to use. i. There are 3 types of conditioners. a. Foam b.
Oil c. Cream i. Besides these conditioners listed, there are some treatments that you should never use.
a. You should never use water b. You should never use a heat treatment B.
Prior to applying the conditioner, make sure the glove is clean by wiping the glove with a damp cloth C. Apply the conditioner with your hands or a sponge evenly covering the entire glove Transition: Then it’s time to shape your glove. II. The second step to break in a glove is to shape the glove A. place a baseball/softball in the pocket of the glove B. Wrap the glove with a bootlace or rubber band to close glove around ballC.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Transition: Now it’s time to use your glove. III.
After your glove has dried, now you should play catch with the glove . A. Remove bootlace from the glove B.
Remove the ball from the pocket of glove C. If you are by yourself, simply throw the ball into the glove with as much force as possible. D. If you have a partner, play catch with them. Transition: Your job isn’t done yet though.
IV. After you have played catch with the glove, now you must store it properly A. Reapply a light layer of conditioner and rub it over the entire gloveB. Pay special attention to inside palm of glove C.
Place baseball back into pocket of glove D. Rewrap the bootlace around the glove E. If you are preparing for winter storage, place glove in a plastic bag to keep from dust Conclusion I. The process of breaking in a glove is never really done. II. You must constantly balance the glove being conditioned and the glove wanting to dry out because of use and the elements.
III. The steps above can be shortened and don’t have to be done as regularly IV. It’s important to know the steps to breaking in a glove in case for a sibling or child.V. It’s important to know these steps because while the process is a long one, the effects of improper care can be irreversible. Work Cited: “Break in Your Baseball Glove.
” Baseball Field Design, Construction and Renovation. Web. 16 Oct. 2011. <http://www.
hksportsfields. com/break-in-your-glove/>. Athlete, Pro.
“Breaking In A Glove. ” Baseball & Softball Gloves Of All Varieties, Glove Resources, Glove Catalog, Plus More! Web. 16 Oct. 2011. <http://www. ballglovewarehouse. com/glove-resource-guide/breaking-in-a-glove/>.