Longtime Friend Of The Program and Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker DM’d us some up-close looks at the Rawlings REV1X hybrid (leather/synthetic) glove. In an extremely slow year for baseball gear, this is likely the runaway new product of the year in the MLB.
Having been Lindor’s gamer all season, I asked Tucker, a fellow MLB shortstop (who’s also been playing a lot of CF), what he thinks about it. “It feels (freaking) awesome. I’m kind of in love with it,” Cole said.
Cole said he “see(s) why Lindor loves it” as he heaped praise on the feel of this unique glove with its leather shell, binding, welting and lacing, and synthetic back.
Thanks to Cole we get a nice clear view of the pinky stamp, which shows the model as “REV205-9X.”
I asked Cole about the strap and even with it on-hand, he hasn’t figured it out, so maybe its just for show? Rawlings staying mum will keep us in the dark for now.
Thanks Cole for sending these shots through—go follow him on Instagram! Guy gets it!