Take a look at Dee Gordon's amazing Jose Fernandez-inspired cleats
And for the Marlins' Opening Day game against the Nationals on Monday, Gordon recognized his fallen friend once again. Under Armour presented the second baseman with some amazing Jose Fernandez-inspired cleats:
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I truly appreciate @emays12 and @uabaseball for surprising me and making my customs this year truly special...I am truly blown away by these shoes and every pair I get to wear this year...thank you guys so much for this genuine act of kindness in helping me remember my teammate. #JDF16 #OpeningDay
As you can see in the Instagram post, Dee was honored to lace up his new shoes:
"I am truly blown away by these shoes and every pair I get to wear this year. ... thank you guys so much for this genuine act of kindness in helping me remember my teammate. #JDF16"
MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that Gordon has worn different footwear for the three previous Opening Days, but this one had to feel even more special. The Marlins will also be wearing a No. 16 patch on their jerseys throughout the year.
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