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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Victoria’s Secret Partners with Major League Baseball on Clothing Line

With Spring Training underway, Major League Baseball Properties and Victoria ’s Secret (VS) PINK are introducing a new way for female fans to display their team pride and celebrate the upcoming season in style.

The MLB and VS PINK co-branded collection will fashionably feature names and logos of 11 MLB teams including the Angels, Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Padres, Phillies, Red Sox, Twins, White Sox and Yankees.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 16, 2010 at 07:37 PM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lassus Posted: March 16, 2010 at 08:16 PM (#3480168)
I would have preferred a deal with La Perla.
   2. Maury Brown Posted: March 16, 2010 at 08:31 PM (#3480182)
That fact that you used "Fantasy Baseball" as a topic category is worth a Primey of the Day award.
   3. The Well-Tempered Javier Vasquez (loungehead) Posted: March 16, 2010 at 08:35 PM (#3480185)
That article is useless without better pics.
   4. Ron Johnson Posted: March 16, 2010 at 08:39 PM (#3480189)
MLB seems to be reacting to hockey. The Senators introduced pink jerseys in the 2006-2007 season and they've proven to be very popular. They were around before then but as far as I know the Senators were the first team to make them an official team product.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2010 at 08:41 PM (#3480190)
I thought Alyssa Milano already introduced a line of female MLB apparel?
   6. Jimmy P Posted: March 16, 2010 at 08:55 PM (#3480201)
The Senators introduced pink jerseys in the 2006-2007 season

Didn't the Red Sox start wearing pink in 2004?

And, why even mention this here. It's not like anyone that comes to this site will get any use of this stuff.
   7. Ron Johnson Posted: March 16, 2010 at 08:55 PM (#3480202)
#5 From the commercials I've seen they use team colors. You'd be surprised (or maybe not) at the number of women who will go to a game, want a uniform but won't wear the team colors. I know the Senators have been pleasantly surprised by the number of pink jerseys they've sold (and have expanded in other stuff like pink Senator mugs)
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 16, 2010 at 09:10 PM (#3480213)
I thought Alyssa Milano already introduced a line of female MLB apparel?


She's welcome to introduce this one as well, if she likes.
   9. Swoboda is freedom Posted: March 16, 2010 at 09:11 PM (#3480215)
The rose goes on the front, big guy.
   10. rageon Posted: March 16, 2010 at 09:12 PM (#3480217)
The 11 teams basically include 10 big market teams and the Twins, who they had to include because the jokes write themselves.
   11. DL from MN Posted: March 16, 2010 at 09:30 PM (#3480233)
San Diego is a big market team now? I'm having trouble keeping track.

I would guess that if these sell well, we'll see the rest of MLB get a chance. The Rays would be interesting. "Who the hell is Ray, and why does he wear women's underwear?" Padres is already interesting.
   12. Cooper Teenoh Posted: March 16, 2010 at 09:33 PM (#3480234)
Pet Peeve: introducing a list by saying "11 MLB teams including" and then listing all 11 teams in the list. I am convinced that this is improper usage.

Oh, and the Twins comment made me laugh.
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 16, 2010 at 09:40 PM (#3480239)
The Rays would be interesting. "Who the hell is Ray, and why does he wear women's underwear?"


They could always make it a reference to the Rayettes.
   14. morineko Posted: March 16, 2010 at 09:43 PM (#3480240)
PINK is VS's casual/loungewear clothing line--doesn't mean the clothes are pink, although a lot of them are. All the pics I've seen of the MLB products show things like fitted t-shirts and knit pants in grey and team colors. The Alyssa Milano Touch stuff, although still casual, was a bit less casual than this. (ETA re Touch: a lot of the products were in team colors or black/grey and had very very small team logos, things like strappy tops and tunics that could easily be mistaken as non-sports items, which is not the case with the PINK line.)

I'm assuming that there is demographic info on the small-market teams that indicates that they have a lot of female fans as a percentage of the total merchandise-buying fanbase. (Sales of women's jerseys and shirts, etc.)
   15. Swoboda is freedom Posted: March 16, 2010 at 09:56 PM (#3480250)
They could always make it a reference to the Rayettes.

If you wanted to be a Rayette, you had to do Ray.
   16. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 16, 2010 at 10:22 PM (#3480262)
They could always make it a reference to the Rayettes.

If you wanted to be a Rayette, you had to do Ray.


No, if you wanted to be a Raylette, you had to *let* Ray. I'm glad we didn't waste a rimshot here.
   17. bobm Posted: March 16, 2010 at 10:39 PM (#3480274)
[5]
I thought Alyssa Milano already introduced a line of female MLB apparel?


Victoria's Secret will show her who's the boss.

Separately, I understand the economic/commercial motivation for producers, but I do not care much for all this "branded" apparel in non-team colors. What's the point of a pink Yankees cap or much of the other non-replica items, anyhow?
   18. Steve Phillips' Hot Cougar (DrStankus) Posted: March 16, 2010 at 11:12 PM (#3480284)
What's the point of a pink Yankees cap or much of the other non-replica items, anyhow?


This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. You're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff.
   19. bobm Posted: March 16, 2010 at 11:16 PM (#3480287)
[18]

Are you saying that a pink Yankees cap is haute couture? Or just that the Devil wears a pink Yankees cap?

EDITed for recursive reference
   20. morineko Posted: March 16, 2010 at 11:36 PM (#3480296)
What's the point of a pink Yankees cap or much of the other non-replica items, anyhow?


If it's a cap, it's the same principle as the deal with New Era changing up the spring training cap every two years. Caps sell to fans and they also sell as fashion.

(And also the pastel hats, in my experience, don't scorch the top of your head during day games as much. But mine's light yellow and logoless.)
   21. Something Other Posted: March 17, 2010 at 01:16 AM (#3480352)
May I assume the Mets version is a pair of assless chaps, precreased in the bent over position?
   22. jingoist Posted: March 17, 2010 at 01:57 AM (#3480373)
What he say.
   23. base ball chick Posted: March 17, 2010 at 02:11 AM (#3480385)
i do NOT get females who won't wear team colors.

i will wear pink astros stuff as soon as they make the astros major leaguers wear it
   24. Sam M. Posted: March 17, 2010 at 02:16 AM (#3480389)
May I assume the Mets version is a pair of assless chaps, precreased in the bent over position?

Don't tease me.
   25. Something Other Posted: March 17, 2010 at 05:13 AM (#3480432)
Clearly it's win-win!
   26. scareduck Posted: March 17, 2010 at 05:48 AM (#3480443)
#23 -- AWESOME.
   27. Something Other Posted: March 17, 2010 at 07:25 AM (#3480463)
i will wear pink astros stuff as soon as they make the astros major leaguers wear it


Will you settle for this?
   28. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: March 17, 2010 at 09:49 AM (#3480472)
"Who the hell is Ray, and why does he wear women's underwear?"

I always suspected this of DiPerna...
   29. Ron Johnson Posted: March 17, 2010 at 03:10 PM (#3480593)
#23 There are a few sports teams that wear pink. One soccer team wears what reminds me of the color you can get with a laundry disaster.

Another is a rugby team ( Australian IIRC ) that wears hot pink. I was watching one match when there was a sideline report about somebody out with an injury. Commentator broke in to say something like, He's wearing pink. He's soft.

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