Custom cleats for a good cause: Behind baseball’s most ‘creative’ initiative

by Alec Lewis @ The Athletic

The former New York Mets minor leaguer and longtime Mets fan slid open the group text and read the short sentence.

“deGrom’s wearing them.”

By “them,” the message was referring to a pair of customized cleats. They had not only been painted orange and blue with a photo of Tom Seaver, but they also featured the logo of the nonprofit organization Wolf had founded, More Than Baseball, to make life easier for minor leaguers.