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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 30 June 2008 09:54

Oakley Products Oakley today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Major League Baseball Properties to be an official MLB Authentic Collection eyewear licensee. A performance design popular with Major League Baseball players, Oakley Flak Jacket® XLJ will be available to the general public in collectible editions with colors and logos from 11 Major League Baseball clubs.

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"Oakley has spent decades achieving innovations that allow ballplayers to take performance to the next level, and we are honored to be chosen as makers of officially licensed MLB eyewear," said Colin Baden, president of Oakley. "This is an opportunity to step up to the plate and show the fans of America's greatest pastime how the uncompromising demands of pro players drive eyewear innovation toward new possibilities. For the MLB series, Oakley Flak Jacket® XLJ showcases some of the most advanced optical technologies the game has ever seen."

Laser etched with a club logo at the corner of the lens, 11 collectible frame editions proudly show each club's colors. Oakley's MLB Flak Jacket® XLJ is sold in custom embossed packaging and comes with a zippered hard case and a specially designed MLB Microclear™ bag for lens cleaning and eyewear storage.

MLB Flak Jacket® XLJ is an interchangeable lens design that helps players adapt to changing light conditions. It features High Definition Optics® (HDO®) for unbeatable clarity and protection. The included lens is engineered with Black Iridium® coating to balance light in bright sun, and it is enhanced with Oakley's permanent Hydrophobic™ coating, a smudge-resistant barrier that repels sweat, skin oils and dust. The XLJ lens shape extends coverage at the sides, and patented XYZ Optics® maximizes peripheral clarity. This eyewear meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards for optical performance and impact protection. Two interchangeable sizes of nose pads allow the wearer to customize the fit. The durable yet lightweight O Matter® frame is optimized with Unobtainium® stem sleeves that increase grip with sweat, and the pure Plutonite® lenses filter out 100% of all UV.

The suggested retail price of the Oakley MLB Flak Jacket® XLJ is US$160 and is offered in the following club designs. These collectible performance designs are available at participating Oakley retail locations such as select Sports Chalet stores and at Oakley.com.

Part Number Club Frame Color
24-005 Boston Red Sox Red w/ Blue
24-006 Chicago Cubs Blue w/ Red
24-007 Detroit Tigers Orange w/ Blue
24-008 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Red w/ White
24-009 Los Angeles Dodgers Blue w/ White
24-010 New York Yankees Navy w/ White
24-011 New York Mets Blue w/ Orange
24-012 Philadelphia Phillies White w/ Red
24-013 San Diego Padres Navy w/ Khaki
24-014 Seattle Mariners Silver w/ Navy
24-015 Arizona Diamondbacks Black w/ Red

 Source: Oakley, Inc.



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