MLB Set To Kick-Off 2011 Season


Honestly it’s one of the most exciting times of the year in sports with the NBA, NHL, NCAA Basketball and Hockey closing in on their respective post seasons as well as the start to the PGA Tour, ATP Tour, NASCAR, and F1. I mean the list just goes on and on with great sports action. One of the sports with the most American history has to be the start of Spring Training for the MLB.

Spring Training is the one time of year that the players and the fans can truly interact on a personal level; a fan’s hero or icon can be approached in the Florida and Arizona sun with relative ease. The players are pumped to be back on the field and preparing for what hopes to be a run at the postseason and a chance at playing in The Series.

Over the last three years Oakley has offered fans of all teams the chance to rock their signature teams official MLB licensed eyewear with matching team color ways and laser inscribed logo lenses. To support this very unique and authentic way to integrate with the MLB, Oakley is once again embarking on a Rolling O Lab tour of Spring Training in Florida at the Phillies and Yankees facilities in Clearwater and Tampa respectively.

Oakley delivers unmatched optics for today’s top players in the MLB with over 180 of them on all 30 teams trusting in its protection and superior vision. In the 2011 season Oakley will be showcasing a new standard in sport performance eyewear with the Fast Jacket. Look for select MLB stars to be sporting this glass, including reigning AL MVP, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers.

Chasing Mr. Hamilton for the elusive spot in The Series to represent the AL will be Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners. Ichiro has been with the brand for over a decade now with different signature glasses all while providing the MLB with the smoothest swing since Ted Williams and instincts’ in the outfield not seen since Shoeless Joe Jackson.

In his first 10 years in the MLB, no one has ever done what Ichiro Suzuki has accomplished from MVPs to consecutive 200 hit seasons to batting titles to hits titles to All-Star Game records. Oakley looks forward to supporting Ichiro as he pursues another decade of dominance on the field.

So when you head out for the start of Spring Training in Florida look us up and swing by the Rolling O Lab while set up shop in Clearwater with the Phillies on March 8th and 10th, and then again in Tampa with the Yankees on March 11th and 13th.

Click here to register to be the first to buy Fast Jackets in June!