Glove Guru Aso: How To Break In A Baseball Glove


Hi, I’m Aso from Wilson Sporting Goods and
I will tell you how to break in a new glove for JustBallGloves.com. Normally, I use hot water so I prepare hot
water here with a temperature between 150-160. Not boiled water. Boiled water is not good. Make it hot but keep it so that you can still
touch it. With a cup, do it like this way and the backside
as well. Actually, this is a SuperSkin back so you
can’t put too much in. So, you’ll need a soft mat so that you don’t
damage much. Some players don’t like a bend here but some
players will. I will do it this way first. You need a breaking point. Move it back and forth this way until you
find the breaking point. Move it around this way and that way. Now, break in the web. Be careful of your hand. You don’t want to pound yourself. To pound, you need some kind of cushion so
that there’s no damage. Make a pocket this way first. Make sure the pocket is good for you and play
some catch with a baseball. This is very important as well. Once you do this, you can find this mallet
from JustBallGloves.com. You can do it this way. Stretch out the fingers. That’s it for now. After a little while, it will be better. You should do it again. Pound it and squeeze it like this. I will sign this one for approval. This is signed by myself. Aso approved for JustBallGloves.com.

100 thoughts on “Glove Guru Aso: How To Break In A Baseball Glove

  • April 7, 2018 at 11:29 pm
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    No gloves were harmed in the making of this film.

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  • April 10, 2018 at 3:22 am
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    There are many methods but to get a glove as close to game ready as possible, hot steam or hot water really helps on premium leather gloves. Mizuno use to break them in for us on the spot like that in Spring Training if requested. I've seen some crazy methods but this is pretty good.

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  • April 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm
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    2 in the pinky one out tho

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  • April 16, 2018 at 2:39 am
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    How much or where can i get that glove the man is holding? @JustBallGloves

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  • April 19, 2018 at 1:30 am
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    How many times have you got that finger?

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  • April 23, 2018 at 1:16 pm
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    I just dont get the water? Use Oil!!!

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  • April 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm
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    So just beat the hell out of it

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  • May 2, 2018 at 4:51 pm
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    THANKS A LOT

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  • May 4, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    aso could be pounding a flank steak and I'd watch, be entertained, learn something new and subscribe

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  • May 7, 2018 at 12:12 pm
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    Can this work with a heart of the hide without ruining it

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  • May 12, 2018 at 11:02 pm
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    Is this method ok for all brands of gloves? This water method is ok for Wilson, but idk about other brands of gloves. The water might react differently to other types of leather used and slowly ruin another brand. IMO

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  • May 20, 2018 at 8:22 am
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    If only i had a FRIGGIN BOWLING PIN AND A MINI BAT WITH A BALL GLUED TO IT!!!! SERIOUSLY? How about some real-world suggestions ?

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  • May 20, 2018 at 8:44 am
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    He is an expert to be sure, but I do feel we tend to overthink things in the modern world. As a youngster, I did what all you older guys did, oil the glove, wrap a ball inside and tie it up with a belt, under the mattress, next morning, bend and stretch the way you want it to shut, play catch, repeat for a week. I was an All Star player in The Bronx in the 70's, led my league in hitting and if you wanted a hit, you prayed it didn't go near me. Like Springstein said "Glory Days"

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  • May 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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    i just play catch and put a softball in the pocket and wrap it with a rubberband to hold it's shape when im not using it.

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  • May 25, 2018 at 12:57 am
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    i want to win the glove please

    Finley pressey

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  • May 28, 2018 at 5:07 am
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    2:30 I was hoping he would beat the shit out of the bucket too

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  • May 29, 2018 at 9:08 pm
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    Do you prep your glove before you water the glove

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  • June 6, 2018 at 3:17 pm
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    He is hard enough to understand. TURN OFF THE ANNOYING MUSIC SO WE CAN HEAR HIM! GEEEEZ

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  • June 9, 2018 at 10:59 pm
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    I have an A2K that i used for 1 season but its about 75% broken in. Can I still do the hot water method even with a used glove.

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  • June 10, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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    Also a way to beat up your glove

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  • June 14, 2018 at 12:18 am
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    What i usually do is soften it up with some hot water, then hit it for a bit, to tenderize it. Then you just keep it simple, with some salt and pepper. You then take a normal oven tray, lay down a bed of vegetables, put the glove on top, then fill it up with stock until it just touches the glove. Pop it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees, leave it until golden brown and crispy. Serves 4.

    Sorry… i could resist making the joke.

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  • June 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm
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    Don't do this method

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  • June 16, 2018 at 8:04 pm
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    Nononono.
    Some people say just use a microwave
    or try that run it through hot water technique
    They can gloat about the time they saved
    til they gotta buy another glove next week.

    Who gets the reference? 😛

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  • June 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm
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    Does this work for rawlings gloves too?

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  • June 25, 2018 at 6:48 pm
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    You were the one who tot me how to brack in a glove

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  • July 3, 2018 at 8:29 am
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    He seems like an aso 🤔

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  • July 8, 2018 at 1:08 pm
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    Ok. Go to O'Reilly auto parts and get 10-40 oil. Make sure it's Mobile. Put all 6 quarts in a bucket. Put entire glove in bucket. Soak 2 days. Pull it out and get a bucket of water ready. Light glove on fire and let it burn 20 seconds before dipping in water

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  • July 10, 2018 at 12:36 am
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    4 minutes of a man beating the crap out of an A200

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  • July 10, 2018 at 6:48 pm
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    Connor was really lucky to have a dad who cared so much about taking care of stuff

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  • July 14, 2018 at 10:27 am
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    I've always liked using glove oil it does take way longer to brake in but with light brown leather on gloves it makes it a nice dark tone

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  • July 30, 2018 at 3:56 pm
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    This guy is such an Aso.

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  • August 7, 2018 at 7:34 am
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    How to get bubbles 101

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  • September 7, 2018 at 9:21 pm
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    Arigato Sensei , it's useful

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  • September 13, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    This guy is amazing.

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  • September 21, 2018 at 12:39 am
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    Didn’t understand a word he said 🙂

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  • September 30, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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    QUESTION: this one is for all the Wilson glove collectors… what is the best way to store a glove while it is not in use? i have heard that anything from 12" and under is best to keep it standing on its thumb and pinky opened with no baseball's inside so that it may keep a nice open bowl shaped stance and anything from 12.25 and up, it is best to.. some say keep multiple baseball's inside, some say only one baseball inside, some say a softball inside, some say wrap a belt or rubber band around it. Are these things so ? if so.. what about for catchers and first base mitts ?
    please help…

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  • October 1, 2018 at 5:01 am
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    I mean obviously Aso knows what he's doing. He's the Glove God.. But that to me looks so violent. Ive never done anything but simply use them and throw a ball in them in my room at night. but i love ask

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  • October 30, 2018 at 2:51 am
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    I think it's dead guys

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  • November 6, 2018 at 3:18 am
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    It’s the hard way but it’s the right way

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  • November 6, 2018 at 10:24 pm
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    Do you also use any type of leather conditioner? The water seems to bead when you pour it onto the mitt. I’ve used this method for 2 of my sons gloves successfully. I just purchased an A800 for him,I’ll be using this method as soon as it comes in. What about Nokona glove conditioner? Yes/No? I appreciate any opinions You wanna leave

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  • November 28, 2018 at 6:46 am
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    What you do to your glove when you drop the fly ball

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  • December 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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    Idk if he's some expert but his instruction is very… well…

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  • December 16, 2018 at 10:57 pm
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    I called Wilson and asked them about this method and they said it voids the warranty, don't use water or steam.

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  • December 25, 2018 at 9:36 pm
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    Make jdure jew beat gee glwove as hardj as jew can while jdure entire hand is in gee glove as jtoo break in gee glove and all jdure flangees!

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  • December 29, 2018 at 2:08 am
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    tu mAMAPINCHE VIEJA OENDEJA TE VAS A MORIR NO FALTA MUCHO TE VA A DAR TERTICOLIS Y UN SOPONCIO DUERME BIRN TE ESPERA EL INFRAMUNDO POR VIOLARTE A TUS HIJOS CON UN DILDO POR QUE TU PENE ESTA MUY CHIQUITO PIVBHE PUTA QUE TE DE GONORREA

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  • January 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    I've played baseball for50 years not the way I would do it

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  • January 19, 2019 at 5:36 am
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    Aso the goat

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  • January 31, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    That was nice of Jose Altuve to let Mr Aso borrow his bat.

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  • February 2, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    The guy has forearms like Popeye probably from years of breaking in gloves

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  • February 7, 2019 at 2:57 am
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    1.1 million views 😱 I’ve got to make a new how to break in a glove video!

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  • February 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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    What glove did he have. I haven’t seen a all black a2000

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  • February 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    How to break ina glove? Use it. Your welcome!

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  • February 27, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    Uh yeah uh I do uhhh you know uhhh water uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  • March 2, 2019 at 7:24 pm
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    I soak mine in hot water and then put it in the microwave for about a minute and 20 seconds. It steams the hell out of the leather. I then place softball in the pocket and wrap with large rubber bands. Let sit over night. Repeat the next day.

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  • March 3, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    Any Dear Evan Hansen fans?

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  • March 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    150-160 degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit?

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  • March 11, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    thats how i break in my wife

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  • March 12, 2019 at 7:43 am
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    This was filmed in 2014. Just last Tuesday I went to these batting cages and some Korean guys was beating the shit out of the same glove. Except the water was cold now.

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  • March 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    He must've taken the Bob Ross phrase "Beat the devil out of it" to heart.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    mada aso

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  • March 21, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Great video worked for my son's glove nice, I beat shit shit out it.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    It would be good if he explained why he uses water. I think saddle soap is the best way to break in a glove. Will the water weigh the glove down?

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  • March 22, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    This is not at all what I was about to do

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  • March 27, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    I don't want to start a fight, I just want to make an observation. And I think I have the pedigree to backup what I'm saying. Are you a pro player that gets new gloves or mitts on a regular basis? Sure, get them broken in by methods like these. But if you are a mom or a dad and you buy a new glove or mitt for your player, Please avoid all of the boiling and beating and baking and all that other nonsense. A best way to break in a glove for long term use is simply by throwing and catching. That's it. That's all. My son is not an MLB player, And I'm not sure how often they get brand new leather. But for kids, I have made all the mistakes. Don't pound out the Palm, because then that leather stretches and when you try to close the mit there's a wrinkle that will kick the ball out. Don't over oil or cream, because it will be too heavy. Put a ball in the mitt, Put it under the bed mattress and let him sleep on it one night. And then, pull it out and use it. Throw in catch come a throw in catch, throw and catch. That's how you break in a glove or amid that is going to be used for multiple seasons.

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  • March 28, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Wet it and beat it…copy

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  • March 28, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    “Just microwave it” These people are moronic

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  • March 29, 2019 at 12:09 am
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    Some people say just use a microwave
    Or try that run it through hot water technique
    Well, they can gloat about the time they saved
    'Til they gotta buy another glove next week

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  • April 1, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    Jeez,where was YouTube 20years ago when I was tying my glove with a ball in side and throwing it under my mattress for a week???

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  • April 3, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    Great Video. Aso is a craftsman!

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  • April 8, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    Kinda crazy to think that this is my childhood friends dad. Never really knew how famous he is. Kinda just got me some Wilson products anytime I would go over to my friends house.

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  • April 11, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    Arigato Aso San

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  • April 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    He’s just hitting it hard

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  • April 13, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    Lol……glove guru……pretty much common sense how to break in a glove….

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  • April 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    just beat the shit out of it hahaha.

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  • April 19, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    Not only are they not made in America…..

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  • April 20, 2019 at 11:44 am
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    i normaly just play with it and when not using put a baseball in the pocket and fold it up

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  • April 21, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    Don’t use water unless you know what you’re doing

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  • April 26, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    Won’t water damage a leather glove

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  • April 26, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    No offense but this guy is kind of an Aso.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    You should use shaving cream… 😏
    Like if you get it…

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  • May 3, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    Screw this, too much work. After seeing my wife's Macy's credit card bill, I took her head and pushed it into the glove 50 times. Glove is broken in great now.

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  • May 3, 2019 at 5:52 pm
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    Did he say asshole approved??

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  • May 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    Thank you glove master, Great video!

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  • May 5, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    Where are all these comments saying that this guy doesn't know what he's doing? Chill dudes. Why do people love getting mad? Chill

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  • May 8, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    What is this nonsense? I have been playing baseball since i was 4 years old and have owned countless of gloves. The way to break in your new glove is to simply go out and play on the field and get it adjusted to your hand etc. You dont need this crap lol

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  • May 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    Was waiting for this dude to smoke his finger with that mallet

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  • May 14, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    Only thing I'm beating that long is my meat

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  • May 16, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    Any ball player would pay this guy to break in a new glove. He does in 4 minutes, takes me a week of non stop catch

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  • May 16, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    What an angry man 😂

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  • May 21, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    Is there any way he can break in my glove???

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  • May 25, 2019 at 1:37 am
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    So just drown the glove in hot water and beat the tar out of it? Sounds simple enough

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    So the impression I'm getting is that you run hot water over it, then beat the devil out of it. That basically it?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    Short answer, give it to the bullpen catcher.

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  • June 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    after pounding a black glove my mizuno mallet is stained dark so if I pound a blonde or camel glove its gonna turn dark. is there anyway around that?

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  • June 8, 2019 at 7:52 pm
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    This is a fucking art

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  • June 21, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    Shaving cream. Rubber bands. Mattress. Repeat

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Excellent! Now all I need is one of the dwarf bats :/

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  • July 17, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    His Method here is the best way ofbreaking in any New Glove & after your done make sure that you Treat the leather with a good Glove Leather Protector I like Picard Paste leather Conditioner You can find it on E Bay etc.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    All these people who think they know more than the company and master craftsman who make the gloves… The guy breaks in professional ballplayers' gloves… Go back to your 9-5.

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