Where are you supposed to hit the ball in Atlanta? You hit it to left, watch Justin Upton turn on the jets and chase it down. You hit it to right, watch Jason Heyward dive about 10 feet, then extend another 6 and a half to snatch a double from you. Hit it to center, watch BJ Upton make it look like he’s out for an evening jog, snatch a warning track missile out of the night, and throw it in like it was nothing more than an inconvenience.
Justin Upton might not be known as a great fielder at this point in his career, but with those three gazelles, the Braves’ outfield figures to be one of the speediest for years to come.
Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS303 (a brown, a black, and a 125th anniversary version at that link)
There wasn’t a single good look at Upton’s new leather out there. All indications tell us that his Braves’ leather is the same model that he had last year with the Diamondbacks, but with the dark tan leather you see in the photo below.
I know it looks black, but its a really dark tan. What we know about the glove is that its a Rawlings Pro Preferred PROS303 (H-Web, 12.75 inch). If anybody has a better shot, let us know and we’ll post it.
Oakley Fast Jacket XL in Carbon Fiber/Fire Iridium/Black
As hard as it was to find a good look at his glove, Upton’s sunglasses were even harder. The best image is below, where we see he’s wearing the “Polished Carbon Fiber” frame with black earsocks. These are an exclusive custom version of the Oakley Fast Jacket, a style that is available, but not in Upton’s frame color. For reference, his lens color is Fire Iridium (you can see this if you look closely at the feature).