There is absolutely zero doubt that Hanley Ramirez is a player with a lot of swag, especially when designing gloves. So, when Ramirez was slated to switch over to first base at the beginning of the season, we knew Hanley Ramirez’ Glove would spice up a rather dull segment: MLB first basemen’s glove. Ramirez created the flashiest design of any first basemen in the bigs:
Ramirez stuck with only Red Sox colors: red and navy. Ramirez put navy on the palm, web, and the finger pad, and red everywhere else. Ramirez topped off his design with white and navy logos, navy and red lace, and red Super Skin on the back of his glove. Straight filth.
I can’t just leave the Super Skin hanging. Ramirez was the first player to ever try the colored Super Skin in games
(last year), and he seems to have found something he loves. To sum up our 5 Things to Know About Wilson Colored Super Skin article, colored Super skin is just as durable as the traditional black Super Skin with a slightly different feel, and, of course, it has that flashy look to it.
Not only does Hanley Ramirez’ Glove feature the new red Super Skin, it also is built with a new pattern – the 1617 pattern. It’s 12.5″ and comes with a double horizontal bar web, and is meant to be different from any other Wilson 1B pattern. Ramirez was most likely attracted to this new pattern because of the size and the small amount of flex the web gives him as a one bagger.
Hanley Ramirez’ Glove shows that he still has some flare, and is willing to try out new things to fit his style. All in all, his glove is absolute flames, and a glove that could compete with any other model is flashiness.
Here are the Links:
Closest Option to Hanley Ramirez’ Glove (W/O Navy Finger Pad and Two Colors of Lace)
Stock Wilson A2000 1617 (In gray, white, and black)