WPW was in the building for the Players Weekend edition of the Bay Bridge Series, with the A’s hosting the San Francisco Giants from across the bay. We keyed in on the gear for the weekend, and here’s what we saw.
Khrush Davis not only had these amazing Mario Bros cleats, but he even walked up to a remix of the Mario theme song that bumped.
I wish I was quick enough to Shazam the track but I missed it.
Kevin Pillar swung a Warstic bat with an incredibly realistic paint job of a wolf, which looked awesome! We’ll have more on the Warstic bats soon.
Kevin Pillar dirtied up these Rolling Stones customs done by @mache275 before we could even get a shot.
Definitely some of the best cleats of the weekend, Pillar’s Icon Bounce 4 cleats had Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts on the right shoe.
It was odd to see such a hard-nosed player in these cleats, but they were pretty clean. We’re going to assume it was a shoutout to his children and that Pillar isn’t just a huge BabyShark guy.
Brandon Crawford makes everything look cool.
Following the lead of Francisco Lindor from Mother’s Day, Crawford put his family on his cleats. Soles by Sir is the artist behind these Nike Alpha Huarache Elite 2s.
Crawford is a well-regarded clubhouse DJ, and that might have been the impetus for his nickname, “DJ BC RAW.” Crawford also wore the Players’ Weekend Stance socks which are for sale at MLB.com.
Matt Chapman honored his former teammate Nick Hurtado, who died of bone cancer in 2013, with Hurtado on his back and even on his Nokona ShowBelt.
Chapman makes a great play basically every single night, and here he robbed Kevin Pillar of a broken bat hit.
Buster Posey had his friends at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, who are fighting cancer, sign his Marucci chest protector for good luck.
Best nickname of the weekend goes to Josh Phegley, who wore “PTBNL,” short for Player To Be Named Later, the common phrase used for an anonymous player in a trade. The back-up catcher Phegley is keenly aware that he’s not a big name, so this was a bit of fun self-deprecating humor.
All-Star reliever Liam Hendriks had a rainbow look to his adidas Icon V cleats and the message on the heel was “Strikeout Bullying.”
Georgia-born Matt Olson repped a Peachtree Corners, Georgia community center called ReClif which is a fitness based therapy and community center designed to empower individuals with autism and their loved ones. Olson’s canvas was the Harper 3.
Mark Canha is having an outstanding season, hitting 3 bombs in the series to push his total to 22 in just 95 games. He swung a lime green Victus bat in New Balance 4040v5s and gave the Giants fits.
Canha also wore a G Form elbow guard (youth sizes here for $40) with a psychedelic design that looked great with the otherwise bleach white uniforms.
Mike Yastrzemski found his beach with these customs done by @ikb20_customs.
On the other side, a fish…
Mad Bum wore black New Balance cleats. It would have been a shocker to see Bumgarner wear anything with flair.
Reyes Moronta blew ched in a custom pair that celebrated his home, the Dominican Republic.
Evan Longoria stayed with his throwback New Balance 3000 cleats.
Which item is your fave from the Giants @ A’s series?