Friday, March 5, 2010
Young players don’t understand how to properly care for a mitt. Gloves are not broken in correctly, they get wet, dry out, stay in equipment bags all winter, are left in the garage and are otherwise treated as an afterthought. The Glove Doctor is my park’s answer to protecting and caring for the second most important piece of defensive equipment.
The Glove Doctor knows how to break in your glove (no more dropping it in a bucket of water or using Vaseline), he can bring back to life something that looks like a dog’s chew toy and he’s the resident expert in all things leather and laces. This is the guy who has a preferred glove conditioner ointment that he buys direct from the manufacturer. When that manufacturer experienced a fire, The Glove Doctor contacted them, wanting to know when they’d be back in business – after offering his condolences.
True story: His doorbell rang one evening and when his wife answered, a visitor was standing there, glove in hand, asking, “Is this where The Glove Doctor lives?” It’s a steady hobby but he’s not quite sure he breaks even financially. His reputation has grown over the years and players at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia sport gloves worked on by The Glove Doctor. His goal is to have one of his gloves appear in the College World Series.
If you’re in the North Atlanta area and need some glove work, or if you just want to “talk leather”, contact The Glove Doctor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by JJ Shea at 11:45 AM