The baseball season is over and the off season is here, so a great way to keep a piece of baseball around year round is buying the Authentic Baseball Glove Chair from Rawlings. The chair, weighing 116 lbs can be ordered and delivered by Christmas if you place your order by December 15th.
“The leather for this chair is selected from the top 5% of steer hides in the Midwestern U.S.—the same as used in Rawlings’ acclaimed “Heart of the Hide” baseball glove. Leveraging Rawlings’ 125 years of experience making quality sporting goods, each chair is built to order by master craftsman in the company’s St. Louis facility, who assemble the all-wood frame by hand. An included removable 12″ square armrest is made from the same top-quality leather. The size is 44″ H x 39″ W x 28″ D.”
The chair, at $6,200 is a hefty price to pay for a piece of furniture, but hey it’s there if you can afford it. Check it out at Hammacher Schlemmer’s website.
PITTSBURGH and BRISTOL, Conn., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, and ESPN today announced a multi-year agreement in which DICK’S will serve as the exclusive eCommerce provider of licensed merchandise and sporting goods on ESPN.com and related digital properties. This is the latest evolution in a growing relationship between ESPN and DICK’S Sporting Goods, which also includes sponsorship of ESPN’s Champ Week coverage for college basketball, and content collaborations such as Hell Week, an original documentary produced by DICK’S Sporting Goods Films in association with ESPN, which aired on ESPN2 and ESPNU earlier this year.
As a result of the new agreement, fans will now be able to shop an expanded range of licensed fanwear available at the rebranded ESPN Fan Shop powered by DICK’S Sporting Goods, located at dicks.com/espnfanshop. Contextually integrated shopping opportunities will be featured across ESPN platforms in the near future — including ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Radio and mobile properties like ScoreCenter, GameCast and WatchESPN — allowing fans to easily purchase officially licensed products from their favorite MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, EPL, MLS teams and more while following their favorite athlete or team. In addition to licensed apparel, the site will carry an expanded assortment of ESPN merchandise, including the award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series.
AZ Flyboard – We already know this new phenomenon is hitting the country and globe for that matter like a tidal wave hitting land. You can literally “fly like Iron Man and swim like dolphins.” Roughly two years old, the flyboard phenomenon has popped up basically anywhere there’s water and a beach.
If you live in the Arizona – Phoenix Metro area and are looking for a place to try this hot new sport of flyboarding, you’re in luck because Kenny Brown brought AZ Flyboard Rentals to the Valley. AZ Flyboard Rentals is the first and only licensed and certified Flyboard Company in Phoenix, AZ! Just a couple months ago, it debuted for the first time at the Lake Pleasant’s – Pleasant Harbor Marina. The introductory flight is $149. That includes a 10-minute lesson, 15-minute flight, a DVD of what you did and a T-shirt. For more info about pricing or scheduling a flight please check out their website at www.azflyboardrentals.com
The Minnesota Wild announced that they will open a Hockey Lodge retail store at Southdale Center in Edina, tomorrow on Nov. 1. The Southdale store — located between Macy’s and Ruby Tuesday’s on the west side of the mall — will be the third Hockey Lodge location, replacing the store at Burnsville Center. The other locations are at Maplewood Mall and Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Hockey Lodge is the Wild’s official team store, carrying a wide range of team-branded merchandise and apparel. Sales have been on the upswing with the launch of the new white jersey this year.
When it comes to protecting the athlete in your family, you can’t underestimate the importance of having a properly fitted mouthguard. Under Armour offers everything that you need in order to keep your athlete’s smile safe and injury free, regardless of the sport being played. The ArmourFit technology used in these affordable mouthguards provides the same amount of protection that pricier models do, with a fraction of the cost to the players and their families.
Keeping your smile safe is not something that should be reserved only for those families who can afford to shell out money on professional fitting equipment. Under Armour provides players with options to keep their mouths safe that start at only $12.99. These pieces of ArmourFit mouthguards can be safely and properly fitted at home, without the need for professional equipment or even boiling water.
With options for those who are wearing braces, any player can now be protected, regardless of their age. UA Braces mouthguards start at just $18.99. Designed to be worn with braces, these guards can be re-molded as the need demands, without losing their original protection. UA Braces options offer players with braces all the protection that they need to keep an impact in the mouth from turning into a bloodbath.
With superior breathability providing players with ease of communication while wearing them, the ArmourFit technology goes a step beyond conventional mouth protection. Dentist-like fits are available from in-home methods, making real protection possible for everyone. With a microwave option, you don’t even need to worry about handling boiling water anymore!
All of Under Armour’s mouthguards are re-fittable. This makes it convenient to attempt the bite process again if your first bite doesn’t produce a tight fit. It’s no big deal, simply heat it and bite again! Even the specially designed UA Braces models can be changed again and again, so your child’s mouthguard will always be exactly what they need for this stage in their teeth-straightening process. These products are also chew-resistant, preventing even the worst chewers from ruining their mouthguards during a stressful game.
A lot of noise is being made in the hockey industry over the Vapor APX 2 style of Bauer hockey stick. This hockey stick is taking the world by storm with its new design and built in features that will turn the world of hockey on its head. The long-kept secret has finally been revealed, with anxious players everywhere swarming to shell out the $259.99 to get their hands on one of their own. The blade of this Bauer hockey stick has been completely redesigned for its second incarnation. Beginning with a new Aero-Sense 3 core, this stick is built to give players a more durable blade that lasts longer before break down occurs on the ice. The core is designed to give just the right amount of flex while in use, so that the player can control the puck without the feeling of the stick being too rigid.
The Vapor APX 2 goes a step further still, placing an additional sensing layer around the entire blade. This additional layer is yet another barrier against breakdown of the Bauer hockey stick, and improves a player’s ability to feel the puck even further. Combined with the original Vapor APX’s Intelli-Sense Shot Technology, the entire blade is designed to change and flex in your hands, depending on the position you’re holding the stick in.
Built for those who like their release shots to be lightning fast and their shot power levels high, the Vapor APX 2 offers players the highest quality control stick available on the ice today. Each stick is built with the dual concave walls that give the stick its custom feel and a dual taper design. The soft matte finish on the shaft provides a visually pleasing appearance to finish off this amazing hockey package.
Available in seven different models, this Bauer hockey stick is perfect for any age or player level. The Vapor APX 2 Griptac stick is available in Senior style for $259.99, in International style for $249.99, and in Junior style for $199.99. Without the Griptac feature, the Vapor APX 2 is available in the senior model for $259.99, International style for $249.99, Junior style for $199.99 and Youth style for $69.9p. With all of these choices available and prices designed to grow on, there is no reason why your hockey star shouldn’t have their own Bauer hockey stick on the ice this season.
Nearly 350 people waited in line – many overnight in the cold – for this past Friday’s 8 a.m. grand opening of Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Prescott Valley Crossroads.
“Of all the stores I’ve opened this year, this is the longest line I’ve seen in my district,” John Dickkut, district manager for Dick’s Sporting Goods, said. He said another store was opening in Albuquerque the same day.
Hibbett Sports, an Alabama sporting-goods company, will open in November at 3415 13th St., St. Cloud, FL. The store will open within the next few months.
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is a fast-growing operator of more than 850 full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, most of them located in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The company’s primary store format is Hibbett Sports, a 5,000-square-foot store located in dominant strip centers and enclosed malls.
In a long anticipated decision, owners of the Fanzz sports apparel franchise announced that they have bought out the Just Sports franchise. Combined, the two names will now host 121 stores in the western portion of America. All of these stores are now owned by the parent company that likewise owns the Utah Jazz NBA team.
Although the official details and terms of the agreement were not publicly disclosed, it has been announced that the Just Sports locations will have their names remain the same. By mid-October, Fanzz plans to complete the process of expanding and improving the merchandise variety available at the Just Sports locations. All of the Just Sports locations are planned to undergo extensive remodeling and upgrading procedures in the coming months.
When the upgrade is complete, it is anticipated that the Just Sports locations will not only have a new appearance, but will have upgraded their merchandise to be on par with Fanzz offerings. If this is the case, then future shoppers can look forward to sports apparel from more than 65 well-known brands, including Nike, Reebok, New Era, and Zephyr to name a few. Gear choices are thought to include popular teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NCAA and NHL.
By the time all of the adjustments are finished, the Fanzz and Just Sports combination will employ more than 900 people in the western states. The company’s goal is to “Enhance the customer experience”, according to a quote from Fanzz President Bob Hyde in a press release.
“Well, now your old sports equipment may have a new life. Play It Again Sports, which specializes in used sporting equipment, is opening in the Desoto Junction Shopping Center, behind Chili’s Restaurant, at 3611 1st Street East in Bradenton.”