Big baseball news yesterday, as word began circulating that Under Armour will take over from Majestic as MLB’s official outfitter in 2020, with Fanatics serving as MLB’s favored retailer. The news was first reported by Sports Business Daily and was soon confirmed by my ESPN colleague Darren Rovell. I strongly suggest that you . . . → Read More: Under Armour, Fanatics Ink MLB Uniform Deal for 2020
Ageless Mets pitcher Bartolo Colón tossed eight scoreless frames last night. Toward the end of the game, Phil emailed me the photo shown above, with the subject line, “Now THAT is a side panel.” And yeah, a plus-sized jersey definitely makes for a plus-sized mesh insert.
The Dodgers unveiled new batting helmets for their home opener yesterday. The matte finish is nothing new, of course (the entire N.L. west has now gone matte), but the “LA” logos on the helmets are definitely worth a closer look. They’re raised off of the helmet shell, and were produced by a 3D printer. The slideshow above provides a good sense of how it looked. (Continue reading)