Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nike Event: Bo Jackson, Albert Pujols & Joe Mauer


Before going to the All-Star Fan Fest, I stopped by a Shoe Store in the O.C. area. Bo Jackson, Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer were in hand to talk about Shoes. Nike Shoes to be exact. It was a great event if you like sneakers. Around 40 High School students were in hand to get advice from these great athletes.

The Shoes: In 1990, Nike released a Bo Jackson Shoe edition titled "Bo Knows Nike Trainer SC". Fast forward two decades later and Nike releases "Nike Trainer SC 2010" to pay tribute to Jackson and Pujols. The famous slogan "Bo Knows" is now "Albert Knows" to pay tribute to Albert Pujols. There are dozens of different editions of the "Nike Trainer SC 2010". Besides Jackson and Pujols, there are also different tributes to Ken Griffey Jr and Nolan Ryan.


Former Dodger, 1979 N.L. Rookie of the Year, Rick Sutcliffe hosted the event


Bo Jackson telling Sutcliffe "Give me new legs and I can still play!"


A video that I shot of Jackson telling his audience about hard work and what kind of training he did as a youngster:

Bo Jackson - Nike Event from Roberto Baly on Vimeo.
July 13, 2010 Bo Jackson speaks at a Nike event in Southern California

Joe Mauer


A video of Joe Mauer speaking to the crowd:

Joe Mauer @ Nike Event from Roberto Baly on Vimeo.
July 13, 2010 - Joe Mauer speaks at a Nike Event in Southern California

Albert Pujols


Again, huge thanks to Mr. Pinga and Mr. Pancrasio! For more info, go to Nike USA.



bluefanforever33 said...

Nice post. I have many memories of Bo Jackson and my childhood. Makes me want to buy some Nike Shoes!

thegreatpiazza said...

Damn! Bo Jackson looks like he's still in top shape. I believe him, if he had new legs, he would out run any football player. He would be stealing bombs and hitting bombs!

dodgerbobble said...

Bo Jackson may be the greatest athlete of all time. Looks like Bo has a bit of a gut. Not a Tony Gwynn size gut, but a gut nonetheless.