Shohei Ohtani’s 2022 pitching glove looks like Asics put a basketball in a blender and put it together with whatever came out. The web has no equivalent; it looks like a double H-Web, and overall the glove’s shape looks more like an outfielder’s glove. The basketball-like material resembles Wilson Superskin and likely offers a weight-saving benefit for Shohei in case of a comebacker. While Ohtani remains the most uniquely swagged out player in baseball thanks to his Asics repertoire, this is his worst-looking piece. Sorry. Here are his previous gloves for comparison 2018, 2021.
Shop Asics gloves and potentially hunt down an Ohtani on eBay, but the basketball glove is currently a one-of-one.
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