A's All-Star Jed Lowrie Reps Stanford on His Players' Weekend Cleats

Oakland A's All-Star infielder Jed Lowrie wore cleats inspired by his alma mater to start Players' Weekend, much to the chagrin of a few others in the clubhouse. 

Lowrie, a Stanford alum, wore red shoes bearing the Cardinal's block "S" logo on Friday. He played on "The Farm" for three years, and won the Pac-10 player of the year award in 2004. 

Lowrie, along with outfielder Stephen Piscotty, are the only Stanford alumni in the A's clubhouse. The former Cardinal are outnumbered by their biggest rivals, however, as the A's have three Cal Golden Bears on the roster and the coaching staff: Shortstop Marcus Semien, outfielder Mark Canha, and manager Bob Melvin. 

Melvin told the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser that Lowrie's cleats made him nauseous. Canha had an enterprising solution to make his teammate's kicks more palatable. 

The shoes may have made Melvin sick, but Lowrie's performance on Friday probably didn't. He went 1-for-3 at the plate, scoring a run and drawing a walk in Oakland's 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. 

Copyright CSNBY - CSN BAY
Contact Us