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Under Armour/Fanatics Get the MLB Jersey Contract

first_imgAll Activity 2,279 0 0 Banned Under Armour/Fanatics Get the MLB Jersey Contract 2,517 Members Thomas 2,517 Members Posted October 18, 2016 Share this post 0 Share this post 3 Bouj 497 Page 1 of 4   Posted October 18, 2016 0 73 Location:Valhalla 5,026 osctheg kroywen jp1409 1,390 Sports Logo News A quick look at South Carolina’s home baseball unis and they’re fairly standard pinstripe set. Ditto for the rest of their current lineup. 6,553 posts That put Majestic at a decided disadvantage to Under Armour, who already produces a wide line of performance products and can easily fill the roles and spaces once held by Nike, adidas and others. Fanatics has the ability to take the blank products produced by UA, house them at its distribution facilities, and customize/ship them in one day. It takes the middle man out of the equation for Fanatics. They’ve been working on this for a couple of years and almost did this same deal with UA and the NBA. This is Fanatics’ end game, to control every element of a league’s apparel marketing and distribution, even for products not sold through their outlets. This is also a huge shot to Lids, who did much of the distribution work for Majestic.  Share this post ua 35 Sports Logos 4 dont care Location:Sheboygan Falls, WI 434 posts osctheg kroywen Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites 2,517 mjd77 Share this post Share on other sites WSU151 Location:Tampa Bay WSU151 2,999 Share on other sites 2 1,962 posts 0 Share this post 73 It’d be interesting to know just how much it took for Majestic to say “We can’t match that offer by UA and Fanatics.” 9 minutes ago, kroywen said: Thomas 1,735 posts 12,948 TBGKon 86 I’m wondering if the unique stitching on some of the uniforms (e.g, Cardinals, Phillies) will be changed.   Share on other sites Posted October 18, 2016 Share this post 17,646 posts TBGKon 497 13 minutes ago, Thomas said: Link to post Link to post 2 Sounds horrible, i doubt they can do as good a job as Majestic does. MJWalker45 7 Location:Clutch City (Houston, TX) 86 It’s bigger than just saying that. It’s MLB consolidating the on-and off-field apparel contracts currently held by every company not named New Era. 86 2,570 posts 2,279 2,517 Posted October 18, 2016 Recommended Posts Members Location:Clutch City (Houston, TX) 1 5,026 Favourite Logos:wsu cougars Share on other sites Link to post It’d be interesting to know just how much it took for Majestic to say “We can’t match that offer by UA and Fanatics.” Share on other sites 4 1,390 Link to post 73 Location:Clutch City (Houston, TX) Wow I’m surprised majestic wouldn’t match any offer given by any company. Without the MLB contract what else do they really got? 141 Location:New York I’m not looking forward to this change at all. Majestic stayed fairly conservative in uniform design, with two notable exceptions that were mainly driven by those teams’ respective front offices (Arizona and Miami, obviously). And even Miami was not off the wall at all – the fact that we all considered the Marlins’ 2012 rebrand as “outside the box” shows how conservative baseball has remained relative to other major sports. I suppose what bothers me is that baseball generally looks really good overall right now. There’s tweaks I’d make to most teams, and there’s a few in need of rebrands (San Diego and Milwaukee are the foremost examples), but MLB almost certainly has the strongest set of uniforms of any of the four major leagues right now. They’re not in need of major change across-the-board. I just hope UA doesn’t try to rock the boat too much. But they might have to try in order to justify the expense of the contract. Share this post 1,390 Moderators 86 Members Thomas 35 Under Armour/Fanatics Get the MLB Jersey Contract 2,478 posts Posted October 18, 2016 (And I really hope the Yanks can keep their no-logo exception intact. The New Era logo on the cap next year will be bad enough – I’m loathe to see a “UA” show up on the pinstripes come 2020.) UA did make these fantastic (IMO) throwbacks for the All-America game a few years back. I will be quite happy to see Cool/Flex Base go. The cut on those uniforms is downright terrible, and is completely incompatible with pinstriped uniforms. The faux flannel might actually look good on some teams’ road uniforms, in addition to throwbacks – teams with simple road uniforms would pull it off best, like the Yankees, Dodgers, and White Sox. Sign in to follow this   Banned Share this post 49 minutes ago, mjd77 said: Go To Topic Listing Could this happen now with MLB ? Prev Share this post Forums Home Share on other sites TBGKon 2,517 Bucs007 34 minutes ago, WSU151 said: Link to post Share this post Thanks to an apparel deal with Adidas (of all companies) that the Yankees signed many years ago, Majestic (and Russell/Rawlings earlier) legally couldn’t put their logo on the sleeve. I forgot the source on that one, but I’m assuming it’ll continue with UA. 8,685 Members I like this move.  UA seems to have some great creative background.  I can wonder if we could see a D-Backs rebrand around that time, but with better execution. Members Location:San Antonio, Texas Followers 0 Members Link to post 0 All Activity jp1409 Link to post 0 86 35 Bouj By Bouj, October 18, 2016 in Sports Logo News Posted October 18, 2016 http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2016/10/17/Marketing-and-Sponsorship/Under-Armour.aspx Share on other sites 2,999 UA will have a few years to ramp up production to meet fan demand. Bouj The Mellow Midori Link to post Link to post dont care Don’t forget that Majestic also makes the dugout jackets/hoodies/BP jerseys/next season’s replacement for BP jerseys.  So it’s an all-new operation for them.  Maybe get a look at some college team that is head-to-toe UA.  That might be a preview. Link to post Members Link to post Sounds horrible, i doubt they can do as good a job as Majestic does. SportsLogos.Net Posted October 18, 2016 1 Share on other sites 2,279 1 Share this postcenter_img Link to post Bouj 141 Thomas 1 Share on other sites 1,660 It’d be interesting to know just how much it took for Majestic to say “We can’t match that offer by UA and Fanatics.” IDK but could make possible rebrand? BRice16 Just don´t understand how a store, in this case Fanatics could do as good a job as Majestic. I know the jerseys, even authentic ones, you buy from the NHL.com store are crap, and is not customized to every team´s unique, different and exact specifications. Sports Logos Share on other sites Share this post Members Share this post Members Page 1 of 4   651 posts 2,570 posts It’s over, Anakin. 0 44 minutes ago, WSU151 said: Favourite Logos:Minnie & Paul, Mariners compass rose, FSU monogram, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Timberwolves Posted October 18, 2016 2,570 posts Posted October 18, 2016 kroywen 0 Share this post 2,279 Members 141 SFGiants58 It’s bigger than just saying that. It’s MLB consolidating the on-and off-field apparel contracts currently held by every company not named New Era. BRice16 Share on other sites 86 Share this post 2,999 3 Well, this is quite the surprise.  Under Armour takes over for Majestic in 2020.  Fanatics gets the apparel rights.  Nike and Majestic are out of the MLB Licensing business. Heck, for most teams, I assume they’ll simply be swapping out the manufacturer’s logo on the sleeve. Judging by their college teams, Cool/Flex Base panels will probably go away under UA, and we could get the faux-flannel fabric for throwbacks. That alone is an upgrade. Posted October 18, 2016 I fear there will be differences from what the players wear to what the fans can buy. Still several years to go, but while I’m sure a few changes will happen, it might be no different for some teams than when Majestic took over in 2005. I assume the classic teams will remain the same (perhaps a change in the material), but nothing outrageously different from what we see now. 2,279 Members 1,660 Share on other sites 1,660 Link to post 5,026 1,501 posts 5,392 I wouldn’t expect huge changes with Under Armour in 2020, just because I don’t think most front offices will want to massively overhaul their teams’ looks that much. At an extreme, there’s always the (unlikely) chance of an Edge-style takeover of all 30 teams, which would be utterly disastrous in a sport like baseball. MJWalker45 Location:DC area Followers 0 0 Posted October 18, 2016 (And I really hope the Yanks can keep their no-logo exception intact. The New Era logo on the cap next year will be bad enough – I’m loathe to see a “UA” show up on the pinstripes come 2020.) Location:New York 86 1,245 posts SFGiants58 12,948 5,392 Share on other sites Posted October 18, 2016 I’d be real curious what happens to Majestic after this.  Will they even be able to stay in business?  They produce tiny amounts of NBA and NFL apparel compared to what they do for MLB. Share on other sites Posted October 18, 2016 I could see tiers like Nike has with the NFL in MLB with UA. :censored:… Share this post Next 0 Link to post They’ll probably turn into an outfit like Starter. 497 497 mlb Posted October 18, 2016 1 hour ago, SFGiants58 said: Prev 497 Moderators Posted October 18, 2016 Posted October 18, 2016 Posted October 18, 2016 5,184 posts 8,685 I’m wondering if the unique stitching on some of the uniforms (e.g, Cardinals, Phillies) will be changed.   the_hwedel This topic is now closed to further replies. the_hwedel Members Link to post Members 3 I’m wondering if the unique stitching on some of the uniforms (e.g, Cardinals, Phillies) will be changed.   Posted October 18, 2016 Link to post Forums Home This is somewhat disappointing news for me, to be honest. I’ve always been pretty interested in what someone like Nike could do for MLB, since they (for the most part) to me seem to have a good sense on each team’s branding when designing a uniform, as opposed to adding gimmicks just for the heck of it. I’m not saying Under Armour is going to do this, but I’m just a little bit more nervous, is all. 22,252 posts Members 3 Share this post I don’t see why it would be a problem.  Chain-stitching is a known technique.  It’s done by many companies and embroiderers. Share this post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 651 posts Link to post Share on other sites 1 I fear there will be differences from what the players wear to what the fans can buy. Where will they find the people to do those authentic jerseys that are being sold to fans now, that are exacly the same as the players use. Posted October 18, 2016 Share on other sites 497 But what’s more likely is Under Armour getting a chance to go off-the-wall with a few teams’ looks. Arizona, Miami, and San Diego are the obvious prime candidates (maybe the O’s and Nats as well, since they’re in UA’s backyard), but there very well may be other teams that go down that road as well. And UA will likely make some slight modifications to some other teams’ looks – wordmark and logo updates, sleeve patches, different uniform cuts, new alts, etc. – and I’m not particularly hopeful that they’ll be positive developments. Likely to be a mixed bag, based on historical precedent in other leagues. Next SportsLogos.Net That put Majestic at a decided disadvantage to Under Armour, who already produces a wide line of performance products and can easily fill the roles and spaces once held by Nike, adidas and others. Fanatics has the ability to take the blank products produced by UA, house them at its distribution facilities, and customize/ship them in one day. It takes the middle man out of the equation for Fanatics. They’ve been working on this for a couple of years and almost did this same deal with UA and the NBA. This is Fanatics’ end game, to control every element of a league’s apparel marketing and distribution, even for products not sold through their outlets. This is also a huge shot to Lids, who did much of the distribution work for Majestic.  Share on other sites MJD7 Link to post 1 Bouj Link to post Volunteer Fan I’d be real curious what happens to Majestic after this.  Will they even be able to stay in business?  They produce tiny amounts of NBA and NFL apparel compared to what they do for MLB. 3 0 1,501 posts 2,517 12,948 Sports Logo News hwgiants 0 kroywen 86 10 minutes ago, BRice16 said: Bucs007 Share on other sites 5,392 59 posts Link to post Heck, for most teams, I assume they’ll simply be swapping out the manufacturer’s logo on the sleeve. Judging by their college teams, Cool/Flex Base panels will probably go away under UA, and we could get the faux-flannel fabric for throwbacks. That alone is an upgrade. I wasn’t sure on how the exception for the Yankees started up, but not surprised it was Adidas. The Yanks signed a very wide-ranging deal with Adidas back in 1997 (in spite of not being an official MLB licensee at the time, which caused quite a bit of consternation on Park Ave.) that pretty much called for the Adidas logo to be plastered everywhere except the uniforms (which weren’t made by Adidas). Not that the Yankees wore a manufacturer’s logo prior to the 1997 Adidas deal, but after that deal was signed, the notion of the Yankees wearing any other manufacturer’s logo was unfathomable. Posted October 18, 2016 17,487 posts 3 Where will they find the people to do those authentic jerseys that are being sold to fans now, that are exacly the same as the players use. Share this post Location:Tampa Bay mjd77 8,685 Bouj 1 Share on other sites MJD7 17,646 posts Thanks to an apparel deal with Adidas (of all companies) that the Yankees signed many years ago, Majestic (and Russell/Rawlings earlier) legally couldn’t put their logo on the sleeve. I forgot the source on that one, but I’m assuming it’ll continue with UA. Share this post 12 posts 86 Members Majestic was already beginning to lower quality on replica jerseys in the past few seasons, but UA’s replica gear is pretty nice. TBGKon 2,279 Under Armour/Fanatics Get the MLB Jersey Contractlast_img

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