Last week, after BJ Upton and Desmond Jennings collided chasing a flyball, Upton was talking to reporters in the clubhouse wearing a cap with a logo we didn’t recognize…

Well, it turns out that logo belongs to Evoshield, a company that specializes in protective sports equipment.

A look around their website reveals some pretty cool looking stuff. And at least one person that specializes in sports injuries is a big fan.

We always love to see the Rays players pick up new national endorsement deals. Not only do these (typically) underpaid players deserve every penny they can get, but it is also a sign that people outside of the Bay Area are starting to take the Rays seriously as a legit presence in the baseball world.



  1. Beth says:

    So is the idea that he had this endorsement deal earlier, or that a company specializing in protective equipment saw his collision and figured he'd be an appropriate spokesman?

    • Cork Gaines says:

      I'm assuming something was in place already. But I wouldn't be surprised if Upton's agent gave BJ a quick call and told him this would be a good time to make sure he was wearing the cap.

      I did show the video to the company and they were pretty excited about it. They are still fairly new to the big leagues.

      • Beth says:

        Well, kudos to BJs agent if he found a way to profit off what was otherwise a pretty unpleasant incident.


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