In this special BONUS POD, Manny sits down with Chicago White Sox pitching prospect and founder of KD Custom Kicks, Alex Katz.
Alex Katz is the product of Long Island, NY, a St. Johns grad, current minor league prospect for the Chicago White Sox, and a member of Team Israel in the 2017 WBC. He is also the co-founder, alongside Anthony De Lucia, of KD CUSTOM KICKS where you can create your own custom cleats/sneakers or purchase a unique pair already designed by guys like Alex and Anthony.
In this interview, Alex talks about his time growing up on Long Island. From seeing limited playing time due to a short high school baseball schedule to playing for Hanks Yanks, Hank Steinbrenner’s travel baseball team out of Long Island.
We then delve deeper into the success Alex had in his time in St. Johns University, where he helped his team win the 2015 Big East Conference Regular Season.
Soon after, Alex is drafted by the Chicago White Sox and begins his journey to the big leagues. On the way, Alex receives an offer to play for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
It is there where the idea sprung out to design a pair of custom kicks for Alex to wear while playing for Team Israel. Little did he know, a bunch of MLB players would soon follow, showing interest in wearing custom kicks of their own.
This inspired Alex Katz and friend Anthony De Lucia to create a website – KDCUSTOMKICKS.com -where they offer anybody, including pro athletes like Aaron Judge, to design their very own custom kicks.
As an exclusive offer for just for our audience, use the promo code: WTTS to get 10% off of your own custom kicks. Just click on the image above, shop, and enter the code: WTTS at check out.
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S2B1 was produced & edited by Manny and L.A.
Music for this episode is by: VM Varga, Rapternal Music by Notty Productions
ALL artwork on this site and for the Pod is by Luigi Gomez