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Quirky ways MLB players break in their mitts

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Bloomberg recently ran an article detailing the quirky things that MLB players do to break in a new mitt.  The increasingly crafty Sports Hernia Mole dove deeper to find out what other players use on their gloves to break them in.

Scott Proctor  –  Tinder and lighter fluid

Albert Pujols  –  David Eckstein

David Eckstein  –  Wrestling tights and unicorn dreams

Barry Bonds  –  His head

Mike Piazza  –  Pert Plus

Moises Alou  –  Urine, good ol? urine

Randy Johnson  –  Pterodactyl eggs

Paul Lo Duca  –  18-year old girls on top of horses

Curt Schilling  –  A bloody tampon

Craig Biggio  –  Class, pure class

Kenny Rogers  –  More of that feces that was on his hand

Gary Sheffield  –  Human heads

Nick Swisher  –  Fake cans

Jamie Moyer  –  Digger Phelps highlighters and BenGay

Manny Ramirez  –  Enrique Wilson

Pat Burrell  –  Tapped keg

Derek Jeter  –  Miss Universes

Other curious things players do:

Nomar Garciaparra  –  Wraps it in Ace bandages

David Ortiz  –  Takes it to a scientist to find out what it is 

Kyle Farnsworth  –  Puts glove on dummy and then tackles it repeatedly

Mark Prior  –  Just hangs it up

Jose Reyes  –  Does his dugout salsa dance in it for weeks on end

David Wells  –  Fills glove with Jack, then drinks it

Hideki Matsui  –  Sticks it under his porn collection, keeps it there for 2 weeks or after he’s watched all that porn, whichever comes first

Pedro Martinez  –  Tells Nelson de La Rosa to go to sleep in it, then rubs Don Zimmer?s head in it

A-Rod  –  Puts glove on end of bat, then humps bat

6 Comments

  1. squigg

    July 23, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Correction on Mark Prior:
    He doesn’t hang up his glove. He doesn’t even need a glove. He’s had the same glove for the past five years…. it’s still in near-new condition, since it never sees the field.

    — tortured Cubs fan.

  2. kasey loessberg

    July 23, 2007 at 11:39 am

    How about Andruw Jones microwaving his glove?

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  3. Sooze

    July 23, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Awesome.

  4. JJ

    July 23, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    HEY, YOU LEFT OUT JULIO FRANCO. HEARD HE SMOTHERS GLOVE WITH PREPARATION H THEN PISSES IN IT, WORKS IT IN AND WAITS FOR HIS NEXT START!!

  5. Jake

    August 6, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    with 2 or three hundred hot pockets. Don’t wish ill will or injury upon anyone but I hope he is hurt. how do ya go from 30, 40, 50 bombs a year with a decent avg. to the abortion that he is in L.A. ?

  6. Joe

    October 1, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I like the urine with Alou.

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