Curley wears a "glove full of Vaseline" on one hand because "he's keepin' that hand soft for his wife," according to Candy. Because agricultural labor is physically demanding and hard on one's hands, the Vaseline will keep at least one of Curley's hands from getting chapped and rough, something he evidently expects his wife would dislike...
You've undoubtedly heard that top-level goalkeepers rub Vaseline on their new gloves to increase grip. We've also heard that, and it's real... and it works. Yes, rubbing Vaseline into your new or old goalie gloves will significantly increase their gripping strength. And since better grip means less blurriness when making saves, this habit is very useful for improving game performance.
The traditional method of applying Vaseline to the inside of a glove is with a cotton ball. But since not all goalies like the feel of cotton, some use petroleum jelly instead. Either way, the purpose is the same: to provide a thin layer of lubrication between the glove and your hand so you can slide it on and off more easily.
Goalie coaches often recommend this practice because it reduces the chance of injury by preventing your hands from getting cold or dry during games or practices. It also helps keep down stink bugs in warm climates like in North America where they like to nest in old equipment bags and benches!
Finally, goalies say it makes removing dirt from their gloves easier after a game or practice.
All in all, this is one of those habits that most goalies already have, but if you don't then no need to worry about it anymore because it will only help you save more goals.
This is mostly due to his suffering from vitiligo, a skin disorder in which the skin loses some or all of its colour. He is reported to wear one glove on one of his hands because the ailment began on that hand (the left hand).
Vitiligo can be caused by many factors including genetics, environment, and illness. The most common cause of this disease is thought to be auto-immune response where the body attacks itself. There are several treatments for vitiligo but none are guaranteed to work for everyone. For now, we just have to know that MJ wore a glove to cover up his sick hand.
There are other glove and leather conditioners available, but Vaseline is an excellent choice. Using a towel or rag, apply Vaseline to every portion of the glove. Leather behaves similarly to human skin, and Vaseline can help preserve it from weather, filth, and moisture. When applying the product, be sure to leave some room for your hand to breathe.
Vaseline's ability to keep insects away comes in handy when you go out into filthy fields or jungles to study animals. The coating prevents bugs from flying into your face while you look up at them through your telescope or microscope. It also helps protect your hands from getting bitten when you handle wild animals at museums or zoos.
The last reason we want to keep using Vaseline on our gloves is that it reduces friction between the ball and your hand. This will make it easier for you to catch fly balls and put out fires if you are a fireman or paramedic. Of course, the best way to learn how to play baseball is with practice, but keeping your equipment lubricated will make any lesson more fun.
Infielders who leave their index fingers out of their gloves do so to give extra padding to their gloves to protect their hands when catching a line drive (or any hard-hit ball, due to their proximity to the batter). The thumb of an infielder's throwing hand is also left ungloved so that it can be used as a hammer to signal the pitcher during a meeting. This leaves his or her other four fingers free to make contact with the ball.
The first official game of baseball was played in New York City on April 19, 1846. The Baltimore Canaries and Philadelphia Pioneers teams competed before a crowd of 1,000 people. The Baltimore team won the game 11-8. Baseball's early players often used their bare hands to catch the ball; they didn't wear gloves because there were no fields to cut down on injuries from foul balls. As fields began to be built around the country, players started wearing gloves for protection.
Index holes were not originally part of baseball gloves; they first appeared on mitts used by American football players. These gloves had eight fingers and two thumbs per hand, giving them a total of 16 fingers and palms suitable for catching a ball. When baseball adopted its own rules in 1857, it became necessary to have a mitt with enough openings for the player's fingers but still provide some protection for his hands.
Nomex is used to make them. Because leather shrinks significantly when exposed to flame, the leather used in gloves is generally confined to the tactile portions of the hand. Typically, there is no leather on the cuff, the back of the hand, or between the fingers (also called fourchettes).
The earliest extant gloves, however, are a snappy linen pair that tie at the wrist and were discovered in King Tutankhamun's Egyptian tomb in 1922. "It appears that he used them when riding in his chariot," says Michael Redwood, a leather and glove expert and author of Gloves and Glove-Making.
Every coronation of an English monarch since King Edgar the Peaceful in A.D. 973 has featured a procedure in which the sovereign's right-hand glove is removed by a court official, who then sets a coronation ring on the king or queen's fourth finger.