Major League Baseball and the Baltimore-based sports apparel and footwear brand decided that transitioning from Majestic Athletic to Under Armour as the official uniform provider by next season was not feasible.
Nike has signed more universities to outfitting deals, but rival Under Armour says it can succeed with a targeted approach based on identifying the most suitable partners — and geography plays a significant role.
As it begins a new season, Major League Baseball has a deep roster and a waiting bullpen of suppliers promoting their brands by visibly associating with the sport. MLB grants licenses to Under Armour Inc., Nike Inc., Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. and other companies for products ranging from uniforms and cleats to sunglasses.
Chris Davis' third-inning grand slam in Saturday¿s 5-1 win over Tampa Bay was his third since the beginning of the 2014 season, tied with Buster Posey, Brandon Moss and Devin Mesoraco for the most over that span.
After shutting out the San Francisco Giants for five innings Saturday afternoon, Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen appeared well on his way to his fourth win in five decisions since coming off the disabled list.
But with momentum suddenly on their side, that¿s what the San Francisco Giants did in the 10th inning on Friday night. And Davis made them pay with the game-winning hit in the Orioles¿ 5-2 extra-inning victory over San Francisco.
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was picked third overall in ESPN's "franchise player draft," in which 30 ESPN analysts picked which Major League Baseball player they would start their franchise with.
The Orioles agreed to terms with catcher Matt Wieters on a one-year $5.5 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration in Wieters' first year of eligibility. But Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the organization would like to pursue the possibility of signing Wieters to a long-term deal.
Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who agreed to terms Friday on a one-year deal in his first year of arbitration eligibility, said he is looking forward to going into the spring without his contract status looming over his head.
Showalter was announced Wednesday night as one of three finalists for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's award after leading the Orioles to a 93-69 record and their first playoff appearance since 1997.
Maryland's bid for the NCAA men's lacrosse championship ended Monday with a 9-7 loss to Virginia. ... Jake Arrieta exits early as Orioles fall to Mariners, 4-3, for fourth straight loss. ... The timing of Jim Tressel's resignation at Ohio State is likely tied to revelations in Sports Illustrated.
Never and I chatted about a lot of things Wednesday, from Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and the talented young pitching staff to the Buck Showalter effect and the blueprint for winning in the AL East. Neyer also gave his outlook for the Orioles in 2011, though my headline kind of spoils the big finish.