Jazz Chisholm knows importance of having fun gear: 'Kids are looking at that'


Jazz Chisholm is one of the most fun players in baseball today. The Miami Marlins star is on the cover of “MLB The Show 23” showcasing his fun style.

Chisholm has shown off his personality with some bright-colored equipment in the past and that’s only going to continue as his career moves along.

Chisholm joined WEEI’s Rob Bradford on the Audacy Original Podcast “Baseball Isn’t Boring” to talk about the importance of players showing off some personality with their equipment.

“It’s fun to get to design my own cleats and design my own armguards and sleeves and all that,” Chisholm said (6:15 in player above). “It has to have a logo.”

MLB used to have a rule that a player’s cleats could only have two colors. That’s since been changed, but Chisholm did have to deal with that in the minors.

“In the minor leagues we kind of had a rule like that but you know me,” Chisholm said. “I go past two colors, for sure.”

The young star has always loved fashion and designing his own gear. He now has his own design team to help him show off his style.

The Marlins outfielder remembers Adidas coming out with their first line of bright-colored cleats when he was in high school. Of course, he had himself a pair, but he didn’t stop there.

“Even down to the glove you wear on the field, kids are looking at that,” he said. “I was one of those bright kids. I had a blue and yellow glove in high school. It’s just small things like that.”

Chisholm knows the importance of connecting with younger fans and has a few more tricks up his sleeve for this season.

“I think everybody’s going to like my sliding guards because they’re ice cream,” he said. “So it matches my glove and a pair of my cleats.”

Chisholm missed over 100 games last season due to injuries, but the 25-year-old is ready to take on a new position in center field – and he’s going to look good doing it.

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