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@GameSigns: The Cure for Cross-Ups (+ WPW Discount!)

Source: Keith Allison

Joe Mauer using GameSigns.  Source: Keith Allison

“I have gotten crossed up in the past, and there is no worse feeling than running after the ball while 40,000 people are booing.” 

That’s Chris Stewart of the New York Yankees, and he’s right. During night games catcher signals can often be hard to see in the shadows. Pitchers have to know what pitch to throw, and middle infielders adjust their position slightly based on the catcher’s call. With Game Signs Signal Enhancement stickers, you can eliminate any mis-communications and ensure everyone will be on the same page. It won’t be necessary to paint your fingers with messy whiteout, or get a manicure (I’m not kidding). Game Signs stickers go on before the game and come off when you want them to. You’re lying to yourself if these stickers won’t help you and your pitcher get on the same page.

Game Sign stickers come in four different colors, optic white, optic orange, optic yellow, optic pink, and they also come in a variety pack. The stickers are sold in packs of 100 and don’t affect your ability to throw the baseball.  Jarrod Saltalamacchia opts for the whites like Mauer:

GameSigns is offering WPW readers an exclusive 10% discount to give them a try.  Go to GameSigns.com and enter WPWVIP for the discount.

Here is a Vine of John Buck giving signals during a night game. Must be a runner on second because of the sequence of signs, but you can see the stickers clear as day. If you want you and your pitcher to be more confident and focused on what you have to do, give these a try, they’ll make your night games much easier.

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I love you Russell Martin, but catchers should not wear nail polish, or be featured on a nail blog.  Don’t make the same mistake, try GameSigns and don’t forget the WPWVIP discount code.

#Yankees vs. #Rays Kick Game via @GeminiKeez

Via @GeminiKeez

Jordan Jeter Legend Elite via @GeminiKeez

Check out these pictures sent over by Keez on Sports owner @GeminiKeez, which as I’ve said before is a no-brainer follow on Instagram.  For sneakerhead baseball fans, there’s nobody better.  Even @solecollector picked up on it yesterday by re-posting Gemini’s photo of D. Price’s 12s.

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Thanks go out to you guys for nailing this down so quickly.  WPW reader Ben Stockton seemed like he was firing off these models in his sleep.  Really appreciate it, here’s the links:

Rays

Roberto Hernandez – Nike Lunarglide+ 4

David Price – Air Jordan 12 (exclusives, but you can get the sneaker here)

Chris Archer – UA Spine Highlight

Wil Myers/Fernando Rodney – UA Spine Venom

Evan Longoria – Nike KD V Elite

Matt Joyce – Nike KD V iD

Joel Peralta – Nike Zoom Soldier VII

Jeremy Hellickson – Nike Shox Gamer

Jose Lobaton – Nike Zoom Vomero+ 8

Jose Molina – Nike CP3.VI

Yankees

Unknown Player – UA Spine Vice

Boone Logan – Mizuno Wave Unite

Ivan Nova – UA Leadoff Low

Melky Mesa – UA Yard

Derek Jeter - Jordan Jeter Legend Elite

Alfonso Soriano – Nike Pegasus+ 29

I knew it wasn’t going to be close with this matchup.  Yanks are probably limited by their dress code, but it wasn’t even a question who was taking this one.

What Pros Wear: Billy Hamilton (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Sleeve)

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Editor’s Note: This is our first post from our newest contributor, Ryan, all the way from Lexington, Kentucky.  Ryan knows and loves gear, and delivered an accurate profile here.  Moving forward, Ryan will be a big addition to the research team here at WPW.

When you hear the phrase, “fastest man in baseball,” who comes to mind? Jacoby Ellsbury? Ben Revere? Andrew McCutchen? Well, what if I told you there’s a new fastest man in baseball? And he hasn’t played a Major League game yet?

Enter Billy Hamilton. With his blistering speed, Hamilton has Reds fans anxiously awaiting his arrival, which may even be some time this year. Last season, Hamilton swiped a Minor League Baseball record 155 stolen bases in 132 games between High-A Bakersfield and AA Pensacola. As for this year? As of July 23rd, Hamilton’s already stolen 58 bases in 88 games with AAA Louisville.

“How fast is Billy Hamilton?” you may ask. Last year, on an inside-the-park home run, Hamilton circled the bases in 13.8 seconds—the fastest time ever recorded since Wezen-Ball.com started their “Tater Trot Tracker.” Good. Lord.

Enough gushing about how fast he is. Let’s get to his equipment.

Bat

Louisville Slugger M9 D184

Throughout his career, Hamilton has seemed to be very loyal to Slugger, with his choice cut, the D184, appearing to be a cut made famous by “The Hawk,” Andre Dawson (One of Dawson’s game used D184’s found here. Hamilton has been seen swinging this cut with either a Blacksmith finish, or a clear coat/natural barrel with a black handle. Hamilton’s bats are made with Amish Maple, which for consumers, is exclusive to Slugger’s MLB Prime series of bats. (Those can be found at this link.

Batting Gloves

Under Armour Yard VI

Source: Louisville Bats Facebook

Source: Louisville Bats Facebook

Hamilton wears two different colorways of the Under Armour Yard VI, one of the more popular batting glove models UA sells, in both White/White and White/Black.

Cleats

Under Armour Natural Low ST

Hamilton has been blazing his trail to the Show in a pair of Natural Low’s in Black/White that are available at the link above.  You can check Hamilton out in those cleats here.

Sleeve

UA Shooter’s Sleeve

You can see in the photo above Hamilton’s UA sleeve.  They’re called shooter’s sleeves because they have a basketball influence but these are the same ones baseball players use too.  These sleeves are available at the link above.