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Show It Off: UC Santa Barbara’s Team-Issue Gear (What ‘chos Wear)

We’re trying to expand into the college game a little bit to give you all some fresh content, and here’s our first installment.  If you’re on a college team and want to be featured, tweet me.

Got a nice tip from my boy Cam who connected me with the UCSB baseball club who were nice enough to get us a few looks at their team gear for 2013.  The Gauchos are outfitted handsomely with Easton and Nike—see for yourself:

Despite not seeing a lot of them in the pros, I do like the Easton leather.  The very light tan with black is a distinct look, and I am curious about that two-piece Trap-Eze style web on the outfielder’s glove.  I wonder how the pocket performs because it seems like an interesting idea though I’ve never seen it done.

The Zoom Vapors are challenging my opinion that the New Balance 4040 is the best-looking shoe in the game, especially that blue.  I know there’s guys out there that want the ankle support, but for a low-profile, high-speed look, I’m not sure you can do better than that.  If I couldn’t wear them both at the same time, I think I’d go Vapor.  There I said it…

Here are the links:

Easton EPG82WB (Outfielder’s Glove)

Easton EPG56WB (Infielder’s Glove)

Easton EPG10B-SS (Pitcher’s Glove)

Easton EPG38WB (First Baseman’s Mitt)

Easton EPG453WB (Infielder’s Glove)

Easton Power Brigade Bats (a good portion of the UCSB squad swings the XL3 or the  S1 with an XL2 or S3 sprinkled in and one XL1 according to our source)

Nike Zoom Vapor Elite Cleats

Nike Lunar MVP Pro

Nike Free 4.0 V2 (couldn’t find UCSB’s colors)

ProHelmetDecals.com (for knob decals)

Any other college teams looking to get the WPW treatment?  Let us know via Twitter and we’ll show it off.

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