Oakley Visits The Defending World Series Champs


Not far from Tampa, FL and the Yankees stellar stadium is the home of 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies beautiful facility in Clearwater.

The Phillies stadium is only a few years old and one of the nicer spring training ballparks one can visit. The stadium features fantastic seating throughout the ballpark, huge team store, Hooters girls on the field, grassy hill behind the outfield wall for sunbathing, and numerous places to eat at within its confines. The Phillies’ director of Florida operations is non-other then Justin Timberlake’s Uncle John Timberlake. John is a great guy and lined up the Oakley crew on site with everything we could need, including Hooters Clubhouse seats on the field.

Before the game started, the Phillies opposing team Cincinnati Red’s leadoff hitter Jacque Jones came by the Rolling O Lab to check out the tour and take some photos. Jones was a big fan of the new Oakley MLB Reds Flak Jackets, having worn Oakley’s since his college days at USC in the late 90s. Jacque looks to bring back his power hitting days with the Twins and Cubs for the Reds this season in left field.

Once again Oakley had a strong presence on field with a banner on the right field wall, four Oakley MLB Phillies Flak Jackets handed out to lucky seat winners with graphics posted on the scoreboard and Oakley Florida Golf Rep, Eric Tate throwing out the first pitch.

The game itself was action packed with five home runs, including one from former home run champion Ryan Howard and three different Reds players. Both teams look to be contenders in the 2009 season with strong bats and established pitching.

Phillies All-Star second baseman, Chase Utley is back on the warpath after an injury plagued 2008 campaign and was sporting the Phillies Flak Jackets. Aside from the players, many coaches wear Oakley eyewear and one standout is Reds Bench Coach and former great Eric Davis wearing custom Flak Jackets. Eric Davis was one of the best players in the big leagues from the mid-80s to the mid-90s with his raw speed, quick wrists at the plate and incredible range in centerfield, all helping the Reds win there last World Series in 1990.

The parking spot for the Rolling O Lab was another prime location that each fan had to walk by before entering the stadium. Needless to say it was a popular stop along the way in and out of the stadium for the fans to visit and learn about HDO. After the game Phillies star players came out to hang with the Rolling O Lab crew and Oakley Sports Marketing Manager, Garry Gant.