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Locker Tour: Ian Desmond is a Gentleman and a Baller

Ian Desmond just makes it look good, period. All-around class act. To our enjoyment, he was a very insightful guy to talk to about the gear. A 10 year MLB fixture knows what he likes, and what he doesn’t, and that’s the type of guy to really listen to. Just…
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Ian Desmond’s Mizuno Dominant IC Purple Cleats

YES! We told you months ago that we were hoping to see a little more personality in Desi's cleat game since he shares a clubhouse with both Arenado and CarGo, and he listened! Even just the addition of purple makes his Dominant IC's look a billion times better. We're hoping…
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Ian Desmond’s Mizuno Dominant IC Cleats

With guys like Story, Arenado and CarGo all with the latest and greatest Nike swag, it's good to have a guy who tones it down and keep the shoe game mellow. Wait, who are we kidding, no it's not. Hopefully these black-and-white IC's are sent to a custom painter to…
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Ian Desmond’s Mizuno Pro Maple MZP271

If you are looking for a Mizuno wood bat, please, please buy this one and not the flimsy bamboo ones you see at Olympia Sports. Bamboo is not even allowed in American Legion, because it is considered a plant, and not officially wood. More importantly, bamboo flexes much more than…
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Ian Desmond’s Mizuno MVP Prime SE Outfield Glove

With all extensive and high quality options Mizuno has to offer, a lot of us at WPW were scratching our heads when Ian ran out to the outfield with a $100 glove that can be bought in his exact blue and red colors right off Eastbay.  Desmond went with the…
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Ian Desmond’s Mizuno GMP 61BK Infield Glove

If for some reason Trevor Story goes down with another injury this year and the Rockies reunite Des with his original position of shortstop, I believe 100 percent that this is the glove that he'll run out there with. It is made out of Mizuno's best leather (which explains the…
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What Pros Wear: Ian Desmond (Glove, Sunglasses)

  There is a right and wrong way to wear a baseball hat.  Actually a lot of wrong ways.  Flat like a pancake, wrong.  Over the ears, wrong.  Covered in filth, wrong.  The right way, clean, with a natural curve and a little cocked to the side—see examples 1, 2,…
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What Pros Wear: Ian Desmond (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats)

Has any team gone from perennial loser to pennant favorite faster than the Nationals?  Until last year, the Nationals had never finished above .500 since they moved to Washington in 2005.  In 2012, they finished with the best record in the Major Leagues, 34 games over .500.  For 2013, according…
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Cactus League Swag: Indians @ Rockies

WPW tour continued in Arizona, at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick to be exact, where the Indians visited the Rockies for some afternoon hardball. Trevor Story Jetered through the air in Nike Alpha Huarache cleats, which are the most worn cleat in Spring Training so far.  Basically every…
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Bryce Harper’s Marucci CU7, BH34, Los15, MR24 Maple Bats

Our source at Marucci called Bryce Harper a "moving target," and that's a very accurate term. We've seen him swing Marucci, Chandler, Louisville, Tucci, and Old Hickory since we've been keeping track. For Marucci, he's ordered his own model, the BH24, the CU7, Carlos Beltran's model (the Los15), and the…
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WPW Report: MLB Gloves 2018 (What Brands & Webs Do the Pros Wear?)

Following our 2018 cleat and bat/batting glove reports, here we’ll break down the gloves used in the MLB in 2018.  We’ve tracked gloves since 2013, and the top two brands, Rawlings and Wilson, have not wavered. In 2018, Rawlings reached their highest total market share since we’ve been keeping track,…
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WPW On-Field: Cardinals vs Mets

KeezCam in full effect, on the field for this week’s Cardinals vs Mets series.  In truth, this is strictly a Cardinals post—sorry Mets fans. Dexter Fowler fittingly leads us off with some 1-of-a-kind custom Jordan 12 cleats and turfs (below). Must be nice to get your J’s built from scratch…
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Antonio Senzatela: Not What He Wears, But Why

(Editor’s Note: We’ve brought on some great talent lately with Bat Scout, and now we’ve got another stud added to the roster, Jay McEvoy aka @picklethebeast417, one of the most knowledgable glove guys you will ever meet.  This is Jay’s first post on What Pros Wear.  Give him a follow on…
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WPW On-Field: Diamondbacks @ Rockies

WPW was on-field for the Rockies home series vs. the D-Backs.  This is what it looked like through our lens. Patrick Corbin keeping the Trout 2 alive.  I wonder, will there ever be a day when Nike sells Trout Retros like they do Jordans?  I could see the Trout 2…
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WPW Report: Bat Usage, MLB All-Star Game, 2012-2016

Today we present to you the findings of our 5th season tracking bat usage in the MLB All Star Game.  Since 2012 when WPW was founded, we’ve tracked the game’s bat usage as an unofficial barometer of the pro wood bat industry.  Correction: For the first time ever, Victus cracks the top…
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WPW Report: Top Glove Brands among MLB Starters

We showed you the top bats swung in the MLB last week, and now its time for the gloves. In this report, we tallied the glove choice of every single MLB starter, not just the players we’ve profiled on What Pros Wear. To be clear, that is Baseball Reference‘s primary…
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Official Release of Robinson Cano’s New Balance 3000v2 Cleats

Robinson Cano’s shift to New Balance cleats was first reported by @mache275 on Instagram and finally we’ve got the full spread for you. These look a lot different than the 3000v2/4040v2 combo that Mache showed off last month: I am irrationally and irreversibly in love with teal (thanks, Griff) so these are probably…
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Every Single Playoff Player that We’ve Profiled

Of the 2014 playoff teams, here are the guys we’ve profiled.  There are 39 here, and Josh Harrison will be the 40th.  Some may be outdated and I’d love for you guys to let me know if you see something that needs to be changed: Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones Manny…
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WPW Report: Top Glove Brands Worn by MLB Stars

This off-season we’re taking inventory.  We’ve done enough research to make a pretty accurate assessment of brand popularity around the MLB, so we’re breaking down the most popular glove brands among the MLBs best (we did this with bats, too).  We’ve done 79 player profiles so far, and in the…
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What Pros Wear: Jimmy Rollins (Glove, Sunglasses, Wristband)

Jimmy Rollins, already a 3-time Gold Glover, signed a three-year deal with Mizuno at the start of the 2012 season, taking his Nike leather out of service.  When asked why he made the switch, Rollins admitted it was dollar signs, “It was a business decision. We talked to Nike but weren’t seeing eye…
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