I want to thank Mike for the opportunity to contribute to his site, it should be really fun. And I like the picture he chose to head this section. Old man Jose Molina and his collection of expensive, All Star catchers gear in powder blue and navy. But lets get down to some other gear here.
I love it when Martin Maldonado wears the gold System 7 gear. Just enough to give it some pop but not too much to make it over done. Really great gear. The All Star MVP4000 helmet looks very sweet as well, as it always does if you want to pay for one. Same goes for his custom black All Star CM3000. The same glove that Jose Molina wears. Plus the fact that his nickname is “The Machete” makes him that much more cooler.
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Little used Anthony Recker got some playing time yesterday. Interesting how he uses his primary colors on the ribs on his System 7 Gear. I would rather use the orange on the piping around to add some color in the center of the protector, like he did last year in Oakland. Makes the gear pop a bit more. Anyway he is also using the FM25TI titanium mask and All Star CM3000 glove. Very standard issue gear around the Majors, similar to Jonathon Lucroy or Guillermo Quiroz.
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Rangers catcher Geovany Soto looking very nice in his Rawlings Rawlings 950X protector and Rawlings XLGM shinguards. His protector, if you notice is made a little differently compared to the stock one. As it is custom made out of leather. Similar to Yadier Molina and Tony Cruz of the Cardinals. Also Geo wears the Rawlings Titanium mask, a form pioneered by Nike and Jorge Posada. A mask that if you have the dough, will be worth it, for it is as light as a catchers mask will get and still be safe. He also wears the Rawlings PROSCM41B glove. Another shot here.