Sorry to say, but a first base mitt should not be "floppy". It should close easily, but if the outside edge gets broken down the mitt loses its effectiveness. There is a plastic stiffener in the finger and thumb. The purpose is to allow the mitt to stay firm to guide the ball into the pocket. If the finger side gets floppy or the stiffener breaks, the integrity of the mitt is compromised. This can happen when the finger side is constantly curled. Please feel free to contact me.DD loves a floppy glove, Got her an A2000 1B (baseball) glove about 2 years ago and she has been whaling on it ever since, took about 8 months for her to trust it in a game, and she is still trying to get it floppier. Now you could tickle the pocket with a feather and it will snap shut, but the perimeter is still very rigid, which she likes. It is "almost" broken in.
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