In what has been one of the wildest World Series in recent memory, here are some of the products making the difference.
As much as we’d love to report that there are a bunch of exciting new products debuting in the series, the players are mostly sticking with what has gotten them to this point—not experimenting with new products. Carlos Correa’s Wilson A2000 1785 is well-documented on WPW, and he discussed it with us in Spring Training:
Correa’s red colors are a nod to his home, Puerto Rico, and the black/blonde and red lacing on the post combines to make one of our favorite gloves of 2017. Get the 1785 on Eastbay.
Jose Altuve doesn’t miss much with his Victus JA27. In a series bubbling with star talent, he might be the best player on the field. We suspect Altuve’s JA27 is actually a 238, based on what he used to swing with Tucci. The closest alternative to the JA27 that Victus sells online is the APV, but you may be able to get the JA27 via custom order.
Altuve is one of seven Astros swinging Victus in the World Series (Springer, Correa, McCann, Marwin Gonzalez, Maybin, and Derek Fisher), along with X-factor Chris Taylor for the opposing Dodgers. Victus is the fastest growing brand in baseball right now and the #2 bat among MLB starters.
With four extra base hits in the Series so far, Joc Pederson has effectively turned his season around in 11 ABs. He’s got a new lease on life in his new Alpha Huarache Elite cleats, which are available in 9 colors on Eastbay.
Pederson and outfield adversary George Springer are both wearing Nike’s newest batting glove, the Huarache Elite, which is now available on Eastbay.
Kike Hernandez has been wearing Stance’s new stirrup socks, which look great. Not a new concept, but new to Stance, the stirrup is printed on the sock, eliminating the extra layer. Amazingly, you can find Kike’s exact stirrup socks here, but only with the LA logo on the side (they’re called Diamond Pro Dodgers). No other teams/colors available yet. (Thanks Joe for the heads up!)
Last but not least, our favorite cleat of the series:
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Lance McCullers’ 2K Filth with an inscription dedicated to the late great Jose Fernandez. Hit us up on social if you see anything else interesting.