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adidas and The Prep Baseball Report Announce Partnership

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The Prep Baseball Report and adidas today announced they have entered into a multi-year partnership in which the Portland, Ore., based company will be the official athletic footwear, apparel and acces

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When Sonny Vaccaro decided that the best marketing tool a footwear company could have was the kids, the world changed and footwear exploded into the mainstream.

It’s not that simple, but the endorsement of prep teams has been a mainstay for years. This collaboration between adidas and PBR however is a dig at Under Armour.

Under Armour won the rights to outfit the MLB. While this doesn’t take affect until 2020, adidas pulled a Sonny Vaccaro and just made an alignment that will place the premier athletes in baseball in adidas gear starting next month and lasting until 2022.

It should be noted that most of the time when a kid wears a particular brand as an “amatuer” they tend to stay with that brand once they become a pro. By making this alignment adidas has basically laid the groundwork to outfit the best players in the sport beyond high school. Use the source link to read more.