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Introducing....The GloveBuster! It really does break-in ball gloves & mitts.
The GloveBuster is a revolutionary new machine that actually breaks-in baseball and softball gloves!
No "dick", or "authority on sport", or "model", can claim to break-in a glove. A "steamer" does not break a glove in. The Glovebuster does. "Steaming" temporarily softens the glove through moist heat, then a human being beats the heck out of the glove with a glove mallet. The GloveBuster is special, and it works.
We have read the Dick's Sporting Goods website claiming they can use the steamer to "get your glove in game ready shape in minutes".
Dick's Sporting Goods False Declarations
The Dick's Sporting Goods website claims they can use the steamer to "get your glove in game ready shape in minutes" by their "Pros Equipment Services". This is simply not true, not even by a long stretch. We here at Bergen Batting Center have been using the same Glove Steamer for 2 years prior to Dick's experience with it. The "steamer" is a food warmer commonly found at carnivals, snack bars, and amusement parks for Churros/Pizza /Nachos warming. We know the manufacturer of the unit and it was made for this purpose. We've used this device 2 years prior to Dick's getting it. We were asked by the baseball company whose idea it was to test the unit as a break-in style "machine", since they knew we know gloves and had already invented a real glove break-in machine. It is in our expert opinion, having broken-in more gloves than anyone we know of in the world over the past 10 years, that the steamer cannot break in a glove.
It takes a person to beat up the glove once the glove is warm and this process must be done repetitively over the course of days, not minutes. Otherwise the glove returns to an unbroken state once cooled down. We think Dick's prides itself and is trained to hand their customer a warm glove. The customer walks out of the store thinking the glove is softer until the next day when they check out their new glove. For this deception, Dick's charges $15 for gloves purchased at their store or $25 for gloves purchased elsewhere for this "break in" service. However, depending on who you speak to at Dick's (which we've called many times), the price may be $25 for all gloves and they are sure about that. Call back and it's $15 and $25. We believe their "Equipment Pros training" on the device is the same.
Dick's is either ignorant of how a glove breaks in, or deceptive in its advertising practices. If it's ignorance, we apologize for accusing them of deception and recant our statements. However, if it is ignorance, Dick's should remove their self-proclamation of "Equipment Pros" because it's obvious they do not know a thing about baseball gloves or the breaking in of one. It's hard to believe given the evidence that Dick's is just downright lying to the public and guilty of deceptive practices.
We do not believe this is anyway to conduct business in our industry and we do not condone this sort of deception to anyone, much less players of the sport we love. We'd love to challenge them to a GloveBuster vs. glove steamer contest and use the stiffest hardest gloves to break in for the challenge!
Enough bad vibes about the big box giant who has no care for any leather glove and more good vibes about the GloveBuster, that loves your leather glove!
The most exciting thing to happen in baseball equipment since the addition of fingers to a baseball glove.
Do you love the smell of a good leather glove? Must you sniff every glove you try on? Then you are our kind of player. We love to see players throw the leather around, so to help players make more quality catches right from the get go with a new glove, please welcome the most exciting new invention in Baseball.
… The GloveBuster!
Fielders gloves, first base and catcher's mitts, all work in this new patented invention. The GloveBuster's totally new approach does not work on the pounding the pocket method of mallets, playing catch with a pitching machine, driving over your glove with a car, or even soaking your glove in water.
*$10 for gloves purchased from Bergen Batting Center
*$30 for gloves purchased anywhere else
*WAIT TIME IS APROX. 4-5 WEEKS (depending on season)*
*May be longer wait time during Spring Season*
Even the best methods by Major League clubhouse managers using dryers do not come close to the GloveBuster. Nothing works as quick, or as well. We certainly do not think that "baking" good leather in an oven or microwave produces anything but a dog's rawhide chew toy.
Newest GloveBuster Authorized Dealer:
Get busted at:
3 New Bridge Road
River Edge, New Jersey 07661