BJ Sands

MLB officially partners with Nike

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41 minutes ago, BJ Sands said:

Random thoughts: 

- The Nike Swoosh (likely front chest) and the New Era flag (left side of caps) will clash. Not looking forward to seeing maker’s marks from two different companies competing for my eye. 

- I’m guessing Nike will create a new template for MLB. Subtly different than Majestic, but noticeable. 

- Will pullovers be an option? 

Majestic and New Era both show their logos now, no? What would be the difference with a swoosh?

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13 hours ago, VikWings said:

I'm more pissed about the fantatics branded fan apparel. Their stuff sucks. 

 

Can't wait for that majestic/nike/ua clearance sale.

 

Their hats are particularly really terrible.  As much grief as people have been giving New Era over their China/Vietnam/polyester hats they’re still a better hat than anything Fanatics has made.  Fanatics has a giant share of the NHL hat selections and none of them are good.  I can deal with this for hockey but baseball....you need halfway decent baseball hat options.  

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17 minutes ago, rsaline said:

Majestic and New Era both show their logos now, no? What would be the difference with a swoosh?

A swoosh on the front of jerseys is more invasive than the present locations of the Majestic and New Era logos.

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17 hours ago, jn8 said:

I don’t understand why this is so hard to grasp: Nike doesn’t have full control over the designs of the leagues they have contracts with. They have their influence, but in the end it’s a team decision

 

Nobody actually disputes that. 

 

But part of Nike’s business is to talk teams into new designs that promote Nike’s brand.  And they’re very, very, very good at that. 

 

Now, that doesn’t absolve the teams of responsibility for yielding to the manufacturers. Not at all.  But neither is Nike blameless in the equation. 

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21 minutes ago, Marlins93 said:

A swoosh on the front of jerseys is more invasive than the present locations of the Majestic and New Era logos.

 

Any logo is more invasive on the front of the jerseys.  Which is why Under Armour paid for that, and why Nike will as well. 

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5 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Any logo is more invasive on the front of the jerseys.  Which is why Under Armour paid for that, and why Nike will as well. 

I know. It wouldn't be any better if it were an Under Armour logo on the front, either.

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6 minutes ago, NYUNDERDOGS said:

How long until we get to see some bad designs? 

 

2020. 

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8 hours ago, THRILLHO said:

 

Their hats are particularly really terrible.  As much grief as people have been giving New Era over their China/Vietnam/polyester hats they’re still a better hat than anything Fanatics has made.  Fanatics has a giant share of the NHL hat selections and none of them are good.  I can deal with this for hockey but baseball....you need halfway decent baseball hat options.  

 

I think New Era at least still has the both the on field and fan hats for a while, thankfully.

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3 hours ago, VikWings said:

 

I think New Era at least still has the both the on field and fan hats for a while, thankfully.

Why thankfully? Their production quality, particularly for fan hats, has severely gone down hill.

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On 1/25/2019 at 2:27 PM, Brandon9485 said:

 

New Era for now, but it feels like the next mountain for Nike to climb. 

 

A few years ago, I would have been ok with that. Nike college baseball caps were really nice, but now everything has venting and looks horrible. 

New era been in the league for so long, its part of the history of league. Be hard to see them go

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2 hours ago, Flames1fan said:

New era been in the league for so long, its part of the history of league. Be hard to see them go

 

In the grand scheme, nobody cares who makes the hats. If not for a logo that didn’t appear until last season, most people wouldn’t know the difference 

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I respectfully disagree because absolutely nothing beats a New Era 59/50. I was thrilled when they partnered with the NFL, and I’d be extremely disappointed if the company no longer produced MLB hats.

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Not anymore considering all of their production has been shipped overseas. The MUSA caps were fantastic, even if a bit inconsistent. The current run of imported caps are all trash. NFL caps included (actually, these are probably the very worst example). 

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And on top of the things we worry about, i think there is one thing we are forgetting, will Nike be able to  create the correct jersey colors for all teams. Not only team colors, what about the different shades of gray?!

The NBA's Lakers went from Purple and Gold to Purple and Banana Peel!

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11 minutes ago, skip88 said:

And on top of the things we worry about, i think there is one thing we are forgetting, will Nike be able to  create the correct jersey colors for all teams. Not only team colors, what about the different shades of gray?!

The NBA's Lakers went from Purple and Gold to Purple and Banana Peel!

Oh no, my mind can't take this information!!! 

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I understand all of the love for New Era, but this was the kind of cap Nike was putting out a few years ago (notice the lack of venting). As someone with 30-40 New Era caps and a USC Nike one shown here, I do not doubt Nike’s ability to create a product that can challenge New Era and keep fans happy. My USC cap is just as good as anything made by New Era. 

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10 hours ago, skip88 said:

And on top of the things we worry about, i think there is one thing we are forgetting, will Nike be able to  create the correct jersey colors for all teams. Not only team colors, what about the different shades of gray?!

The NBA's Lakers went from Purple and Gold to Purple and Banana Peel!

Yet Nike is able to make the "proper gold" for other teams, maybe the change in yellow is a Lakers thing not a Nike one.

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