How do you store a baseball glove in the winter?

When it comes to storing your glove in the winter, there are a few steps that you should follow every year to keep your glove in perfect playing condition:

  1. Clean and prep the glove. Before storing your glove for the winter, make sure it is clean and dry. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe down the surface of the glove, and then stuff it with newspaper to help it hold its shape. If needed, coat the glove in a thin layer of glove conditioner.
  2. Use a glove mallet. If your glove has become misshapen during the playing season, you can use a glove mallet to gently reshape it before storing it away. Place the glove on a flat surface and then use the mallet to tap it back into shape.
  3. Protect the glove from pests. Mice and other pests can damage your glove if they get to it, so make sure to store it in a place where it is safe and secured.
  4. Avoid using plastic bags. Many players think that a plastic bag will keep your glove clean and dry, but it can actually cause your leather to become stiff and brittle over time. Instead, you should use a breathable bag, or wrap the glove in a soft cloth cover to protect it during storage.
  5. Avoid extreme temperatures. Don’t store your glove in a place that is too hot or too cold. Extreme temperatures can also cause a glove to become dry and brittle, and as such, a cool, dry closet is a good place to keep your glove in the off season.

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