words & images // Brennan Hiro Williams

One of Major League Baseball's premier young players, Evan Longoria enters 2012 as the leader of the Tampa Bay Rays, pacing the Rays offense in another campaign for the hotly contested American League East Pennant. Longoria hit 31 home runs last season, none louder than his extra innings walk-off shot in the final game of the regular season, sending the Rays to the postseason in dramatic fashion. 

To start the season, the former Long Beach State Dirtbag is wearing the Nike Shox Gamer MCS, featured here in Black/White/University Blue. Evan's cleats are highlighted by a custom elephant print on the tongue and collar. 

Evan Longoria looks to continue his hot start tomorrow in Detroit against Prince Fielder and the Tigers. 

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Additional photo via Y! Sports.