I just did something I’ve never done in my life. It involved the help of a Doctor – a specialist – that, not only had I never seen before, but I never knew existed. Now that the treatment’s over, I feel fantastic. Renewed. Like I’m 20 years old, eager to throw caution – and a baseball or two –
to the wind.
It all started last week when I was cleaning out the basement and found my old baseball glove, a Rawlings special. It wasn’t a sentimental discovery – i.e., my first glove. Or the glove my father bought me when I made Girls’ Little League. (In fact, Girls’ L.L. didn’t even exist when I was a kid!) But, tipped-off by the “Reggie Jackson” signature branded on the heel pad, I guessed that my glove was from the late 70’s or 80’s, likely from a phase I remember vaguely as, “I will always play sports”.
I tried-on the glove for old time’s sake. It did not go well. The leather was dried out – squeaking and cracking – and it badly irritated the skin on the top of my left hand. I felt sad about its deteriorated condition but, in same moment, I felt oddly inspired.
I rushed upstairs, googled “baseball glove re-conditioning” and spent the next hour boning-up on the latest treatment sources and rehab products. I read user and expert reviews and watched two different ‘how-to’ YouTube videos. Informed and motivated, I drove to the nearest sporting goods store and bought a 3 oz. spray bottle of a special oil designed to restore the softness and “give” of the leather glove I hadn’t used for decades.
After two long sessions with Dr. Glove, the improvement was dramatic. Flexibility was restored. The leather was soft and supple. I can now enjoy an activity I haven’t done in years: an easy game of Catch.
The best part of treating with this doctor?
No co-pay required.