Since Shohei Ohtani formally signed with New Balance, we had been anticipating a brand new glove for the perfect ballplayer on Earth, however we didn’t count on this. Shohei is carrying a New Stability (?!?) glove at Spring Coaching 2023.
The wrinkle right here, although, is that it appears to be like lots like a modified Wilson A2K B2 (available at Dick’s for $399) with New Stability labels. The B2 is Wilson’s basic pitcher’s glove with a strong internet and somewhat extra understated in comparison with his Asics gloves of the past. Shohei’s glove appears to have Wilson Superskin on the wrist, too, one other tell-tale signal that that is an “imposter.”
UPDATE: ANGELS POSTED SOME PHOTOS.
On this picture above you possibly can see a modification to the wrist opening, which opens up like a standard open again, however narrows round his pointer finger. Right here’s a screenshot of a video that the Angels posted:
Additionally some extra from @shoheisaveus on Twitter:
It appears to be like just like the outdated Greg Maddux dial glove, however with out the dial or the finger hood.
Shohei should have signed a monster take care of New Stability that required him to put on NB labels head-to-toe. The probably state of affairs is that New Stability contracted Wilson to make the glove and put the NB logos on it. In different phrases, you shouldn’t count on to see a New Stability glove line anytime quickly.
On the flipside although, a brand new cleat might be dropping Friday “in celebration” of the Shohei-NB union: the New Stability Recent Foam X 574.
These are a basic New Stability silhouette that can retail at $135 at NewBalance.com, additionally out there in grey. Shohei hasn’t appeared carrying them but, however we’ll control it.