The Texas Rangers and MLB look to be getting a new uniform provider in 2020 with Nike set to replace Majestic for the next decade.
The Texas Rangers and the rest of the MLB will be getting new threads to come 2020 as the league has agreed to a 10-year deal with sportswear giant Nike to become the next uniform provider. The 2019 season will mark the conclusion of Majestic’s time as the provider of MLB uniforms that began back in 2005.
Reportedly, Under Armor was supposed to take over MLB uniforms but Nike instead has taken over the 10-year contract. This comes just 6 years after Nike took over NFL uniforms from Reebok and just 1 year after the “swoosh” brand replaced Adidas as the supplier for the NBA. This deal marks a real coup for Nike when it comes to uniform suppliers as they now have 3 of the big 4 sports in the US with only the NHL being supplied by Adidas.
It’s unknown whether any teams will see major changes to the uniforms. Looking at the NFL, not many teams saw many changes if any, however in the NBA, there was a large update of many teams uniforms including new editions released like the “City” edition. Our friends over at Call to the Pen made a good point when referencing the tradition of the New York Yankees uniforms.
"The New York Yankees do not have a Majestic logo on their game worn uniforms for tradition purposes, so it will be interesting to see if the organization (or any others) will have the same option with the Nike logo. – Paul Ashley, “Call to the Pen”"
With regards to the Texas Rangers, I wouldn’t expect any major updates but it doesn’t mean we can’t dream. Back when this deal was rumored, I took a look at what the Texas Rangers new jerseys could and should look like. Nothing crazy, but I’d love to see the club move back towards some of their older uniforms. Check out the ideas on what the new jerseys should look like.