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Shane Victorino's American Flag Cleats Are Red White And Blue Because America (PHOTO)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 30: Shane Victorino #18 of the Boston Red Sox hits a three-run triple against the St. Louis Cardinals in
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 30: Shane Victorino #18 of the Boston Red Sox hits a three-run triple against the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning of Game Six of the World Series on October 30, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

As Mars Blackmon suspected, it's gotta be the shoes.

Sporting an incredible pair of patriotic red, white and blue cleats, Shane Victorino drove in four runs as the Red Sox clinched the 2013 World Series with a 6-1 win in Game 6. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted a picture of the flag-inspired footwear before the Red Sox and Cardinals faced off at Fenway.

The Boston outfielder dug into the batter's box with these patriotic shoes in the third inning with the bases loaded. He drove a 93-mph fastball from Cardinals rookie pitcher Michael Wacha into left field for a bases-clearing double. The 32-year-old Flyin' Hawaiian added his fourth RBI of the night with a run-scoring single in the fourth inning as the Red Sox ran out to a 6-0 lead. Those two hits in Game 6 were Victorino's first of the World Series.

In other words, it's gotta be the shoes.

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