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Opening Day Thread: Arenado in Red, Acuna, Yadi, Bryce

WPW was ready to send a photographer to three different stadiums today, but we didn’t get a look, so its back to our roots of scouring the internet for any whiff of new swag. Please comment/DM/Tweet if you see anything interesting out there!

via @yungjoc50 / winnwinn3/WPW Discord

Joc Pederson‘s Rawlings glove features the stars of Chicago, wasting no time endearing himself to his new city.

Arenado in Cardinals red is nuts when you think about how good the Cardinals are year after year—and now they have one of the best athletes in the game. He’s still got the Rawlings PRO12-6TI (a copy is available at Rawlings.com under the model name PRO206 for $380), showing a “J.A.” on the inscription… not to mention the Gargoyles flip ups (available for $69 on Amazon.com – limited inventory).

He looked very cold in his , but still got a RBI. This furry thing from FOCO is the closest alternative that I could find.

Ronald Acuna Jr. is wearing a new option from New Balance, and the speculation is that these are the new 4040s. We contacted New Balance for more info on these, but until we hear back you can shop the available 4040v5 at Baseball Express for $66+.

Bryce Harper, normally one of the best dressed at every facet of the game, flopped on Opening Day 2021 with these things. He’s had so many incredible Opening Day cleats, including the 2020s which featured thousands of Swarovski crystals:

…but my first instinct when I saw the 2021 cleats was “must be an April Fools.”

Clayton Kershaw’s “Skechers” cleat plate is just a re-branded UA Ignite plate which he wore for most of his career:

Plenty of UA Ignites on eBay.

Yadi is putting himself in rarified air as a catcher. Here are his Jordan 10 cleats for 2021:

Yadi is one of the top Jordan brand members on the diamond, along with Dexter Fowler, who also flexed on IG today:

And of course, Manny:

Via @machados13 / @mthomasphotos

While you won’t get this level of style and color, you can get the Jordan 10 cleat on Eastbay in football and baseball.

via @bryanhoch

Gerrit Cole (pictured here in Spring Training) debuted in the throwback Nike Alpha Huarache Pros, available on eBay.

Byron Buxton might have had the loudest bat and our favorite cleats of the day, though we haven’t really gotten a great look at them yet. He went 460+ to center in a really sharp pair of red Nike Alpha Huarache Elite 3 cleats (available on Eastbay).

What did we miss so far? We’ll keep updating as more swag rolls in.


  1. What about Buxtons mint/red Rawlings glove he wore

  2. I didn’t see a pic of it do you have one?

  3. yes i do i can send it to u on instagram if you want

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