In addition to his 2-for-4 performance during yesterday’s Opening Day routing of the San Diego Padres, Mets backstop John Buck debuted a snazzy new catcher’s mask that has people talking.
Each year, Buck has gotten a new catcher’s mask each year over the past few seasons and this one appears to be the best yet!
“Gerald with VooDoo Air is the one who designs my masks. He does most of the masks for the NHL goalies as well.” Said Buck “I met him up in Toronto when I played there. My inspiration for my masks is taken from the city I play for.”
Major League Baseball has imposed heavy restrictions on catcher’s mask deigns like Buck’s in recent years, however he is one of the select few remaining who have been grandfathered, so the incredible designs that honor his team’s cities are permitted.
I’m certainly a fan of Buck’s awesome mask designs, and apparently so is Justin Turner:
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) April 1, 2013