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