We’ve never had more submissions from college and pro ballplayers than this off-season. Our Instagram inbox is flooded with swag. I hadn’t heard a peep, though, from arguably the most swagged out team in baseball at any level—Oregon.
Year after year, the Ducks are the beneficiaries of Nike’s best, brightest, and most cutting-edge work. Here’s a look inside the 2017 Ducks locker room, thanks to Oregon infielder Kyle Kasser. Follow him @kvkasser_1.
We can start with the Rawlings combo above, which includes a plethora of custom leather, all worthy of their own spotlight, but one stands out (or does it blend in?) from the rest:
Catcher Tim Susnara’s camo mesh mitt, which you can actually get at this link on Rawlings’ custom builder.
I can’t help but be drawn to RHP Connor Zwetsch’s rich tan hinged web (right of Susnara’s camo piece). That color is luscious.
Kasser says that he uses the red Velo Alloy, which he likes because it is well-balanced. Kasser says that the neon Quatro and white Trio are more top heavy, while the red Velo Alloy and blue Velo are more balanced.
Vapor Elite BGs. This is MAX SWOOSH. Seriously, the logo is geometrically maxed out on these gloves. Seems like Nike just wanted to get into the standard TV shots without needing to pay the pitcher. Can’t knock the hustle. I actually prefer older versions like Josh Donaldson’s.
Still, Oregon gets 4 custom versions of them, which is just stupid. Just get me four pairs of the black. That’s all I need.
Which BG for a walk-off?
Some of the first Clipper turfs we’ve seen, with a subtle yet fresh custom toe detail.
Which would you rock? Shop the Clipper turf here.
And now, for the main dish… Nike Vapor Ultrafly Elite. The Ferrari of baseball cleats. And the Ducks get 3 of ’em.
Which Ultrafly would be your go-to? Shop ’em here.