For me it worked out very well… until there was just no more life in my Wilson Ball Hawk baseball glove. I like most had performed numerous surgerys. A couple that included cutting small palm patterned pieces of shipping foam then inserting them into the glove before closing my favorite “wrag” up for further use.As a middle infielder at the Men’s B and C Divisions in AZ I would take many cut off throws from some hard throwing mates in the outfield. Not to forget a few 3rd Baseman and arguably the best shortstop I have ever seen. He threw the heaviest ball I have ever received and he would throw it right on the button.
I had no choice but to catch it or as we say take it. This abuse rendered “The Ol Hawk” useless on the playing field after about 3 years. That is not a long life for good glove. If anyone has ever suffered an upper palm injury… I’m not even sure if that is what they call it, with so many small little bones and pieces of cartlidge that make up the inner hand. The injury affected my grip on my bat and the vibration when I squared up on a pitch felt like taking an 88 mph fastball just above your hands on a super cold night in January. The fix was keep the hand out of a glove (ie: stop playing) until the swelling is reduced to allow the stuff in there to heal.