MLB

LOOK: Braves rookie pays tribute to past greats with amazing cleats

Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb went an unorthodox route with his cleats for MLB’s Players Weekend, choosing to honor team legends with his shoes.

The cleats feature Atlanta’s trio of Hall of Fame starting pitchers from the 1990’s: Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine, as well as manager Bobby Cox and Hank Aaron, to name a few.

The design on these is pretty cool, as the players are painted over the backdrop of the city and the stadium. It looks like Aaron — who wears a Milwaukee Braves cap — is painted over Milwaukee County Stadium, showing great attention to detail.

Baseball is a game fueled by history, so it’s great to see that side of things being appreciated this weekend. The attention and care put into this is especially wonderful. If the Players Weekend promotion happens again next year, hopefully we see more things like this.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.