Spring Training is in the Air


Fresh jerseys and ball caps are more than acceptable substitutes for leaves and flowers in the Phoenix desert come springtime. The Rolling O lab kicked off its 4th annual tour of Major League Baseball Spring Training with a couple of weeks of Cactus League baseball. Being the official eyewear sponsor of Major League Baseball, Oakley sent the O Lab out to educate players, coaches, and fans alike of the benefits of Oakley High Definition Optics and its superior impact protection.

We started things off at the Peoria Sports Complex, the springtime home of the Seattle Mariners and Sand Diego Padres. The Lab was set up inside the gates before, during and after the games allowing fans to come get educated as they pleased. And like at all of our stops, one lucky fan a day one a pair of their favorite team’s Oakley MLB Flak Jackets.

From Peoria, we moved on to Camelback Ranch to visit one of the most storied franchises in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers share their new home with the Chicago White Sox. The sun was shining and fans were treated to a great game of Dodger baseball. Lenny Harris, Garrett Anderson, Angel Berroa, and Mark Sweeney all came through the lab at some point during the day. The highlight however was Baseball legend and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson coming in to show off his new Oakley Radars. The O lab finished off its stint at Camelback with a Monday afternoon game between the White Sox and Mariners.

The final stop of the Cactus League was at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, home of the Oakland A’s. Oakland’s first base coach, Todd Steverson, stopped by the lab before the game to sign a few autographs and check out why Oakley eyewear is becoming a standard piece of equipment in Major League Baseball. After a huge down poor and temporary rain delay, the clouds passed for a gorgeous day of baseball. Oakley’s own Mike and Ethan Ross threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The O Lab would like to thank everyone for all of their help. All three stops were a huge success and we can’t wait to come back next year.