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New Era Celebrates Red Sox

Today New Era Cap Co., Inc., the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball, announces the New Era 2018 World Series Champions Collection, available for fans now. This collection will provide fans with five different styles to celebrate the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox.

“For 162 games, the Boston Red Sox have come to the ball park, put on their New Era caps giving it their best day in and day out,” said Tim Shanahan, Director of Baseball at New Era Cap. “We are excited that the Red Sox and their fans will now be able to put on their authentic New Era 2018 World Series Champions caps and celebrate their path to a World Championship season.” 

The New Era 2018 World Series Champions Collection is available in the following styles:

  • 2018 World Series Champions Locker Room 39THIRTY® and 9TWENTY®: The official locker room cap worn by the Red Sox after winning the World Series features a team logo with “2018 World Series Champs” written on the front, a World Series trophy patch on the side and the letters “WS” stitched into the back.
  • 2018 World Series Champions Locker Room Knit: This special championship knit features “World Series Champs” stitched across the crown while proudly displaying a team logo patch on the cuff, keeping fans warm as they celebrate this victory.
  • 2018 World Series Champions Parade 9FIFTY®: Featuring the iconic World Series trophy, this snapback will be worn by the Red Sox as they celebrate victory with their fans on the streets of Boston.
  • 2018 World Series Champions Side Patch: Available in multiple silhouettes, this cap features a woven or LiquidChrome® side patch commemorating the 2018 World Series Champion with a Boston Red Sox logo in the front. This cap comes in the following silhouettes:  59FIFTY®, Low Profile 59FIFTY®, 9FIFTY®, 49FORTY®, 39THIRTY®, 9FORTY®, 9TWENTY® and Women’s 9TWENTY®.
  • 2018 World Series Champions Lifestyle Side Patch: New for this year, this cap features a matte World Series Champion LiquidChrome® side patch with either a stitched monochromatic team logo or stitched white team logo. This cap is available 59FIFTY® or 9FIFTY® silhouette.

The New Era 2018 World Series Champions Locker Room Collection is available at www.neweracap.com as well as most sporting good and headwear retailers for a retail price between $28-$40 USD.

Red Bull Cliff Diving

Steven LoBue earns first Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series victory since 2015 win in Bilbao.

The 33-year-old spun his way to a stunning victory at the second stop of the 2018 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Bilbao, Spain, earning top spot on the podium for the first time since his win in the very same location back in 2015. He was joined in the celebrations by reigning champion Jonathan Paredes of Mexico, who grabbed a much needed second place following a poor start in Texas.

LoBue’s fellow American David Colturi, who currently possesses the hardest dive, finished third. Six-time World Series champion Gary Hunt of England missed out on the podium for the third successive event; his longest run ever without a top three finish. 25,000 fans turned out to watch as the men displayed their art from 27m in rainy conditions beside the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

After no victory in 16 competitions, the FINA world champion displayed the best performance of his forward 5 somersaults with ½ twist ever to score the highest note in an optional dive (135.15pts) and repeat his winning feat in the American’s new favourite location. Paredes also earned a new record score for an intermediate dive (100.80pts), which powered him into an early lead after two rounds, while record winner Hunt, who clearly still feels the handicap of his twisting mental block, had to lower his diving programme once more to land him in a mediocre 10th place in the Basque city.

With today’s win, the ‘spin master’ from Florida also took the overall World Series lead ahead of Czech’s Michal Navratiland Blake Aldridge from Great Britain after two of seven competitions in the World Series’ anniversary season. Defending champion Paredes makes up five ranks and sits in 5th place now, while his main contender from previous years, the ‘brilliant Brit’ Hunt, lingers in 11th position, one spot behind Colombian veteran Orlando Duque.

From the place where cliff diving is art and La Salve Bridge with thousands of enthusiastic fans along the river, the cliff diving elite travels on to the remote and pure islands of the Portuguese Azores. The top 24 athletes, men and women, will be back on the cliff-face to continue their fight for the 2018 King Kahekili trophy in two weeks’ time.

Quotes from the winners
Steven LoBue, USA
At the moment it’s less about the location, but more about the feeling. It’s awesome to repeat it in this location, just mentally I’m feeling really good right now. Had a great week of training leading up to this and the crowd pushes through the dodgy weather. It’s fantastic for the sport that so many people are capable of winning at any given point. We had a lot of great dives here today; especially with the weather it’s showing how mentally mature a lot of these guys are, really battling through those conditions. Super excited to come out on top!

Jonathan Paredes, MEX
This is what I wanted. I came to Bilbao with the plan to finish well. Bilbao is a very special place for me and after the bad result in Texas, I could show what I can do. It was a good fight with Steven and David and finally I placed 2nd.
A good result here in Bilbao motivates me to doing better in Portugal and the rest of the Series. Portugal is a special place with diving from the cliffs and it’s been good to me, so I know I can repeat that.

Results – Stop #2, Bilbao | ESP
1- Steven LoBue USA – 416.15pts
2- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 405.55
3- David Colturi USA – 390.90
4- Blake Aldridge GBR – 382.40
5- Michal Navratil CZE – 378.70
6- Alessandro De Rose ITA – 366.40
7- Orlando Duque COL – 362.60
8- Andy Jones USA – 358.70
9- Carlos Gimeno (W) ESP – 349.20
10- Gary Hunt GBR – 347.25
11- Kris Kolanus POL – 277.75
12- Alain Kohl (W) LUX – 275.55
13- Oleksiy Prygorov (W) UKR – 263.00
14- Artem Silchenko (W) RUS – 203.00

Standings (after 2 of 7 stops)
1- Steven LoBue USA – 270pts
2- Michal Navratil CZE – 250
3- Blake Aldridge GBR – 240
4- Kris Kolanus POL – 220
5- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 190
6- David Colturi USA – 170
7- Andy Jones USA – 160
8- Alessandro De Rose ITA – 130
9- Sergio Guzman (W) MEX – 90
10- Orlando Duque COL – 80

Story credit: https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/redbullcliffdiving/AP-1W4VB5UP52111

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Since 2009, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has provided a platform for aesthetic free-falls and dives of ever growing complexity, spotlighting the sport’s finest athletes as well as the most promising talents and in 2014 it introduced a Women’s World Series. Celebrating its 10th season in 2018, this rapidly progressing sport will crown two new champions during seven demanding competitions for the men and five for the women. Between June and September, this pure extreme sport will hit waters in natural and urban environments as well as remote and iconic venues of World Series classics.

2017 World Series Documentary Available Now

CELEBRATE THE FIRST WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSTON ASTROS WITH 

TWO MUST-HAVE FALL CLASSIC MEMENTOS

A little more than a month ago, the Houston Astros delivered the first World Series Championship in team history — an emotionally uplifting victory for a city in distress.  And, yesterday, the pulse-pounding story of the Astros run to the Championship was unveiled by Major League Baseball, available on DVD and Blu-ray.  Check out the new trailer below, just released yesterday!

It’s not too late to receive review copies of THE 2017 WORLD SERIES Official Documentary from Major League Baseball and/or the 2017 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION: HOUSTON ASTROS, which includes every complete unedited game of the Fall Classic.  Additionally, please let us know if you’d be interested in creating an on/offline promotion with these Major League Baseball home entertainment releases; we’ll provide you with everything necessary for a Grand Slam promo guaranteed to keep the Fall Classic excitement going throughout the holiday season!

WATCH TRAILER HERE

2017 WORLD SERIES FILM (DVD/BLU-RAY)

Street date:  December 5, 2017

Running Time:  90  minutes

Format:  DVD+ Blu-ray/2 Discs

Sug. Retail Price:  (DVD) $24.99srp/(Blu-ray) $34.93srp

Genre:  Sports

Catalog #:  (DVD) 17291/(BD) 17292

Aspect Ratio:  1.78:1

Language:  English

2017 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION: HOUSTON ASTROS (DVD/BLU-RAY)

Street date:  December 5, 2017

Running Time:  20 hours

Format:  DVD+ Blu-ray/8 Discs

Sug. Retail Price:  (DVD) $59.99srp/(Blu-ray) $79.97srp

Genre:  Sports

Catalog #:  (DVD) 17293/(BD) 17302

Aspect Ratio:  1.78:1

Language:  English, Spanish w/English Subtitles

Celebrate the Astros First World Series Championship

 “THE 2017 WORLD SERIES”

THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY FROM 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Two-Disc Blu-ray™+DVD Combo Pack with 

Digital and DVD with Digital

&

“2017 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION:

HOUSTON ASTROS”

8-Disc Complete Game Set on Blu-ray™ and DVD

AVAILABLE IN STORES DECEMBER 5

Both Winning Sets from Shout! Factory and 

Major League Baseball are Loaded with Extras, Including Regular Season Highlights, World Series and Parade 

Highlights, Clinching Moments and More!

The first championship for any franchise always delivers a satisfying celebration.  But when it happens during the recovery from a natural disaster, it generously serves as a welcome and exhilarating distraction for its fans and city.  By embodying the resilience and strength of their hometown, the Houston Astros delivered the very first World Series Championship in team history.  And, this December, fans will thrill to two ultimate home entertainment collectibles, celebrating the team’s unforgettable postseason run: the official documentary “THE 2017 WORLD SERIES”, available on two-disc Blu-ray+DVD combo pack (with digital copy)and DVD (with digital copy)  and the “2017 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION: HOUSTON ASTROS”, an 8-disc collection on Blu-ray and DVD, both available on December 5, 2017, from Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball.

 

Under the leadership and direction of Owner & Chairman Jim Crane, General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Manager A.J. Hinch, the Astros staged one of the most successful rebuilding efforts Major League Baseball has ever seen.  And the 2017 team, personifying the resilience of their community, rewarded their fans with a riveting and fearless Postseason run through the Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers.  Winners of 101 games during a challenging, tremendous regular season, the team was led by Jose Altuve and bolstered by the late-season acquisition of Justin Verlander.  Meanwhile, homegrown heroes Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers Jr., and Willie Mays World Series MVP George Springer made the team especially potent and exciting.  The offense smashed 27 home runs to tie the Major League record for homers hit by one team in a single Postseason, including 15 smashes in the World Series.  And when they overcame the 104-win Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the Fall Classic to capture the first World Series Championship in team history, it was the undeniable outcome for the ever-confident, nonstop-believing Astros.

 

Chronicling Houston’s mesmerizing run,”THE 2017 WORLD SERIES” documentary is expertly edited fromhundreds of hours of original breathtaking, hi-def footage plus game broadcasts and the MLB Film & Video Archive .  An extraordinary memento certain to thrill Astros fans and baseball aficionados alike, the pulse-pounding documentary features comprehensive highlights, exclusive access and interviews, delivering viewers directly to the ballparks.  Championship-caliber bonus features include Regular Season Highlights, Clinching Moments, World Series Highlights and the World Series Parade which brought the city together for an emotional celebration.

 

Day-and-date, die-hard fans will be able relive the team’s entire World Series run with the “2017 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION: HOUSTON ASTROS”,an 8-disc set that preserves every inning, every play and every gripping moment from the 2017 Fall Classic.  Home audiences will be able to relive all seven complete World Series games, as well as revel in the pennant-clinching ALCS Game 7 at Minute Maid Park.  Each disc features a SleeveStats™ insert, which contains  official stats, game trivia and more; also included are four audio options, allowing viewers to watch the games while listening to either the television broadcast, Astros or Dodgers Radio Network announcers, or a Spanish-language version of the broadcasts.

 

Celebrating a unique team which delivered a World Championship to a city in turmoil, both Astros World Series collectibles are #Strong, and should be treasured by Houston fans for years to come.

Wine by Design × Houston Astros 

To celebrate the Houston Astros World Series championship, Wine by Design, the exclusive wine licensee of Major League Baseball, is delivering a limited-edition World Series Championship Brut with Rack & Riddle. Rack & Riddle, one of the largest custom wine operations nationwide specializing in sparkling wine, has created the Houston Astros World Series sparkling wine. Wine is available online and at select retail outlets. For more information, visit mlb.com/wine.

“This is our 6th year creating a Limited Edition World Series Sparkling with MLB. We are fortunate to have found such a great partner in Rack and Riddle to create a sparkling wine from one of the most prestigious winemaking regions in California for such a momentous occasion,” said Diane Karle, CEO, Wine by Design.

Wine by Design created championship wines to celebrate the victories of the San Francisco Giants (2012 & 2014), Boston Red Sox (2013), Kansas City Royals (2015) and Chicago Cubs (2016), each of which honored historic moments for those Clubs. This is the first World Series title in franchise history for the Houston Astros, making a truly momentous occasion for their fans.

“This wine is truly worthy of champions like the Houston Astros, with fresh fruit aromas of yellow delicious apple and citrus flower nuanced with tropical notes on the nose. The taste follows through with citrus that livens the palate—begging for another sip or two,” said Rack & Riddle Executive Director of Winemaking, Penny Gadd-Coster. “The beauty of a well-balanced Brut like this is it pairs well with a variety of foods – like World Series-worthy snacks of potato chips, mixed nuts and Spicy Wings! It’s perfect for drinking now, and ages well so you can celebrate with bubbly for months to come.” 

The Houston Astros Championship Brut was crafted in the labor-intensive Méthode Champenoise tradition, and showcases premium grapes from California.

ABOUT RACK & RIDDLE CUSTOM WINE SERVICES:

With its expansion in 2014 to two new locations in Sonoma County, Rack & Riddle is proudly committed to providing pristine facilities where winemakers craft both still and sparkling wines. Rack & Riddle offers complete grape-to-bottle, base-to-bottle, and private label wine programs, and houses nearly 2 million gallons of stainless steel storage and fermentation vessels. An exceptional winemaking team produces 1.2 million cases of wine annually. For more information, visit www.rackandriddle.com.

ABOUT WINE BY DESIGN:

Wine by Design (WBD) is a marketing and management agency, and the leader in delivering wine-based strategic services and premium wine solutions. With an extensive network of wine experts, suppliers and winemakers, WBD provides targeted wine experiences, limited wine releases, and consulting. Founded by Diane Karle, WBD has offices in New York and Napa Valley, one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world, and home to many of its industry’s leaders. Visit winebydesignco.com to learn more.