WPW On-Field: Cardinals vs Mets

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KeezCam in full effect, on the field for this week’s Cardinals vs Mets series.  In truth, this is strictly a Cardinals post—sorry Mets fans.

Dexter Fowler fittingly leads us off with some 1-of-a-kind custom Jordan 12 cleats and turfs (below).

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Must be nice to get your J’s built from scratch to match every imaginable team color you have.

Shop 12 cleats here.

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Fowler’s MVP Elite batting gloves match the shoes perfectly.

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Kolten Wong posed for the cam with his UA Epic batting gloves, an old model that has maintained a loyal user base long after they’ve gone off the market.  Also notice the PROHITTER hitting aid on the thumb, which helps hitters from “choking” the bat.  Bracelet is cool too.

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Wong’s glove game is also legit.  Double-welting, V-web, and the “Aloha” inscription make this one a winner.  Here’s Kolten talking with WPW about gloves:

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Wong doesn’t miss an opportunity to rep his home, the Big Island of Hawaii, shown here on his bat knob decal.

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Completing the full 360 on Wong, his UA Yard cleats have yet another ode to Hawaii with the Polynesian patterning seen here.  I gotta say, these don’t even sniff the sexiness of Addison Russell’s Trout 3s:

Addison Russell Cleats 2

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Tommy Pham doesn’t have a lot of Big League service time but adidas is still taking great care of him with these custom animal print Afterburner 3s.  You can’t get the special print, but they still have a bunch of great colors left of the AB3 at this link.

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Back view is sick, too.  Don’t sleep on the Stance socks, which are currently sold out.

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The Lizard Skins “Freedom” bat grip is fire, and you can own it.

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Matt Carpenter swinging a David Wright model Marucci, which has been his model for many years.  You can get a custom version of this bat here.

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Carp’s Trout 3s have, you guessed it, Carp print.  I had seen these before and didn’t put it together.  Shop Trout 3s here.

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Adam Wainwright is one of the few guys in the MLB wearing the Mizuno Dominant IC, which I still believe people are sleeping on.  Get it just like Wainwright’s here.

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Where’s the gold mask, Yadi?  In this photo you can see the mesh on the back of Yadi’s mitt, which he prefers because its lighter.  You can get Yadi’s glove here, but if you want Yadi’s hands you gotta work.

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Yadi likes to mix up his footwear, and here we have a classic, the 3000v2 with digi-camo accents.  These have long ago gone off the market, but you can shop the 3000v3 here.

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In a normal year, rookie middle infielder Paul DeJong’s performance to this point would have him in prime position for Rookie of the Year votes.  Cody Bellinger’s absurd rookie season is overshadowing just about every other rookie not named Judge, but DeJong’s is looking like a future stud for the Cards.  He wears the MLB standard middle infielder’s Wilson A2000 1786 in the standard Saddle Tan.  For the KeezCam he’s showing off a different but no less plain design.  You can shop many more exciting colorways of the 1786 here.

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DeJong swinging the Manny Ramirez model from Marucci, which is not available to the public.  Bryce Harper has swung this, along with Ian Desmond.

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Is it just me or do the Cardinals rehabilitate seemingly lost players better than anyone in baseball?  The list of pitchers goes on and on and on, but they’ve done it with hitters, too.  Gyorko is the latest to regain his swing after joining the Cards, swinging a Marucci AP5 (Pujols model), which is probably Marucci’s most popular model.

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One of our bat experts, Christian, had this to say about the AP5:

“Another great gap-to-gap bat is the AP5. The AP5 features a medium flared handle that is paired with moderately large barrel and long sweet spot. This bat will have a great barrel size to balance ratio. This bat is popular for those who may have bottom hand issues as the flare makes for a more comfortable swing.”

You can get the AP5 at JustBats.com.

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Not sure who’s wearing them, maybe Tommy Pham, but these are the adidas Icon trainer.  Adidas sent me a pair of these, and in the early going I’m really impressed with them.  Shop the “Legends Pack,” or what’s left of it, here.

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