So the one thing I didn’t really plan for when I went down to AZ—split squads. Lots of guys missing.
I still was able to get some good shots of some gear worth talking about, so this is more of an abbreviated look at what some of the Giants are breaking in for 2015.
Hector Sanchez with a saucy pair of NB 1500 trainers.
The Giants hauled a Keiser M3 stationary bike over to Hohokam (A’s) Stadium so Matt Cain could get his work in post-start.
THE MOST REQUESTED PIECE OF GEAR IN WPW HISTORY, the All-Star Lace-On Wrist Guard (on Hector Sanchez’ mitt, and its AVAILABLE FINALLY.
Matt Duffy had a nice custom Wilson G4 (or G5) Superskin glove.
Pennant-Clinching Hero Travis Ishikawa swings the same cut as Mike Trout, the Old Hick J143M.
Juan Perez wore the Kaenon X-Kore sunglasses, which seem to fuse to the face, and a Slugger Pro Flare that we could not find.
You may have seen Gregor Blanco’s Rawlings Heart of the Hide PRO303-6GTM mesh masterpiece on our Instagram. As far as we know, this is a Gregor Blanco exclusive.
Interestingly, a lot of great outfielders seem to implement the mesh to reduce the weight of the glove. Even just that extra ounce or two can be the difference between a sno-cone web gem or a 2-run double.
Judging by the embroidery, Casey McGehee must have picked up some Japanese Mizuno leather during his season abroad with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
The Giants trainers use a fitness tracking software called OmniSense, which reads information from a “BioHarness” around an athlete’s chest and is just really bad-ass:
“The Software was initially designed in partnership with NASA and US Special Operations to give immediate feedback on the health and condition of a human being under stressful situations and has been adapted for including support for training optimization based on feedback from researchers and several professional sports trainers.”
Crawdaddy still rockin’ the Nike MVP Elite 3/4 cleats long after they’ve been discontinued. He must love ‘em.