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Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Channels Thanos with an Infinity Gauntlet Glove

A Major League Baseball player has his own version of Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet.

Prior to a recent game, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove wore a glove inspired by Thanos' own, as seen in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The team's Twitter site posted pictures of Musgrove wearing the glove on Sunday.

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While the pitcher's glove won't be mistaken as a replica of the formidable gauntlet worn by Thanos, the inspiration is unmistakable. The gold-colored leather is adorned with representations of at least four of Infinity Stones.

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Thanos wielded six stones, so Musgrove wouldn't have the power to stand up to the Avengers or eliminate half the universe's population. With a current 8-10 win/loss record for the Pirates, Musgrove can hope the glove gives him at least some additional power on the mound against his team's opponents.

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The glove is part of MLB's upcoming 3rd annual "Players Weekend" promotion, where the League's players are given some latitude against MLB's usually strict apparel guidelines. Players will be permitted to wear special jerseys with their nicknames, as well as use specially modified gear including gloves, bats and wristbands that don't follow the League's typical specifications.

In 2017, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar wanted his jersey to bear the name "Superman" during the promotion, but was denied permission by the League due to copyright concerns.

This year's MLB promotion will take place during all games played between August 23-25. It's too early to know if Musgrove will get the opportunity to wield his glove during the Pirates' series against the Cincinnati Reds that weekend.

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