The WPW Spring Training tour continued today in Goodyear for an Angels @ Indians tilt starring Mike Trout and Frankie Lindor.
Lindor, as he tends to do, popped right out of the crowd with a fading blue-to-white perm and Tiger Eyes.
If you could believe it, it wasn’t the hair or the shades that really grabbed my attention.
It was this Rawlings glove that’s been buzzing around this Spring, one we know nothing about, but we did get lots of pictures of.
That’s because Lindor wore it in the game.
The glove appears to be a leather & synthetic combination, and while it superficially resembles those Nike synthetic gloves from a few years back (that George Springer still wears), this looks far more advanced.
The inside of the glove is clearly leather, as are the outsides of the double-welted fingers, the binding, the web, the lacing, and the finger pad.
While much of it is leather, the most noticeable part of the glove, the back of the fingers, seems to be a synthetic material, possibly a flexible, durable plastic. Rawlings did an incredible job of combining the synthetic materials with the leather. It gives the glove a futuristic look and its gotten a lot of players’ attention, including a Platinum Glover in Francisco Lindor.
It looks like a small I-Web, almost trainer-looking to me, but who knows.
Maybe Lindor is so committed to practice and so sure of his abilities that he’s taking a training glove into game action.
Either way, its really cool. What do you think?
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More to come from the Frankie and the Tribe.