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Jeremy Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

Jeremy Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news conference that he was hanging up his cleats. The Kansas City Royals pitcher was retiring. In his prime. From the business of shoe collecting. To which his buddy, filmmaker David T. Friendly, replied: “My foot!” “I believe that about as much as I believe my degenerate friends who say they're never going to gamble again after a bad loss,” Friendly said. “He'll be back.” This was no minor announcement. In the world of sneakerheads, a subculture...