The Whittier Poets (NCAA D3) have picked up new Maverik Rome gloves for the 2012 campaign, and while they don’t even come close to touching the insanity that is the Stevenson model, they have a little flash with some glistening gold on top of a mostly white mitten. When Whittier wears dark, these gloves will look nice. When they wear white they run the risk of looking like a Yeti. Hopefully the Poets throw some black shorts in there or a purple helmet or something to offset the white out.
The gold looks particularly shiny. Too bad they didn’t go all gold. Or even gold fingers. A certain Dutch man would certainly approve. And so would I. Overall it’s not a bad looking glove, but it certainly doesn’t mesh with the theory that teams are going on a more extreme equipment tack across the board. Keeping it relatively simple, Poet style.