Robbie Alomar introduced his line at Scott Neiles’ Home Run Sports on Tuesday in Mississauga.
Not the line of autograph seekers wearing Alomar No. 12 jerseys winding its way through the store for the 12:12 start.
The Hall of Famer unveiled a new line of equipment: alomar baseball.
The logo begins with a lower case ‘a,’ all the better to see Alomar’s arms raise out of the letter ‘o’ - two fingers on his left hand raised, one on his right - as they did when he homered off Dennis Eckersley in Game 4 of the 1992 American League championship series in Oakland.
The Alomar line consists of Canadian-made ash and maple bats in the $100 price range and orange fielders’ gloves in the $200 neighbourhood - of which $5 goes to the Jays Care Foundation.
“This is a new venture, I took pride in my game when I played,” said Alomar. “I’m going to take the same mentality I had playing into this.”