OK, maybe this post is a day late, but it’s tough when you’re a baseball nut in the Bay Area trying to sort through the madness. I lost myself in it—I blame Coco and Buster and the great fans. Coming from New York, I’ve seen some rabid fans, but this city does not waste a winning team (or two). I went to the bar on my lunch hour to watch the Giants-Reds Game 5 on Thursday and that place was filled to the brim, into every pitch. There must have been a lot of “sick” workers in SF that day, and it was just as lively for the A’s night game.
Anyways, for what Reddick has done this year, and as good as he’s made it look, he deserved a WPW shoutout. Reddick has already been highlighted on WPW in the review I did on the New Balance 4040s, which are tragically fresh by the way—it’s sad to see them get dirty because they just look so good. So we know that Reddick wears the 4040s in green/white and that those are available online.
On his hands, Reddick wears the Franklin CFX Pro batting gloves in green (above). I also rock these and they’re the best gloves I’ve owned (Reddick got them after me, just sayin’…). They are available online.
Thanks to a lightning fast response from Old Hickory on twitter, we know Josh Reddick’s model bat—the Old Hickory maple JL18, measuring 34 inches. This is also a bat Albert Pujols has used. It IS available online, and we can only find it on the custom builder on HittersInc.com, which looks like a pretty bad ass website.
When he’s not jogging around the bases, Reddick is stealing them, and he wears a Benik 106B wrist-guard in dark green to protect his cannon for a throwing hand. This guard IS available online, exactly like Josh’s.
Here are the links:
Franklin CFX Pro Batting Gloves (Reddick’s are in green/white)
New Balance 4040 Cleats (Reddick’s are in green/white)
Old Hickory JL18 Bat (Reddick’s is a two-tone black barrel with a natural handle, 34″)
Benik W-106B Wristguard (Dark green)
It’s always rewarding to bring you guys pro gear that’s available for purchase, so this was a good one for all of us! And if you have a minute, check out this video done on Youtube, it’s a tribute to the A’s and it’s money.