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Rawlings buying easton

Dec 20, 2019
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This is funny....

“Ultimately the consumer wins in this deal because there will be more innovation, more customization, and more choice and more value.”

The consumer rarely wins when competition is reduced.
I agree, so expect a 25% increase on their msrp equipments. Hopefully rawlings wont layoff easton employees after the buy out.
 

JOHNN

DFP Vendor
Aug 5, 2019
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South Louisiana
Wilson will not goes after marucci since marucci was just acquired by an investment firm.
I do realize that but PE firms don’t t always buy for the longhaul. They are in it to make money and if the right offer comes along, they dont hesitate to sell when it makes their investors a nice chunk of change.
 

CoreSoftball20

Wilson = Evil Empire
DFP Vendor
Dec 27, 2012
4,470
113
Kunkletown, PA
Well, Rawlings has their name on Worth and Miken, and they are ran independently, I am thinking
that Easton will run independent as well.

Rawlings just gained a huge fastpitch market with one swoop. They already had slowpitch and gloves.
They just never made the Quatro into what it could have been...so whats easier...buy into the market...haha.
I was talking to my Easton guy a few weeks ago and decisions and money left on the table just hurt their
growth. Limiting their slowpitch bats to only dealers who did paintjob exclusives. Their apparel is almost
nonexistent...which they could have killed it with. I told him I could have made some cool azz Ghost hoodies and performance shirts and sold a ton.

So hopefully it stays the course...because good lord I dont want to deal with my Rawlings rep for Easton stuff at some point:sick:
 
Oct 1, 2014
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Last night we watched the movie Bird Box (creepy) with Sandra Bullock and both girls immediately notice she's using an Easton batpack. Also, Core you just gave me a great idea for Halloween using one of our old Ghost bats and a leftover Ghost fielders glove!
 

CoreSoftball20

Wilson = Evil Empire
DFP Vendor
Dec 27, 2012
4,470
113
Kunkletown, PA
They are not eliminating the Easton brand...thats the reason they bought it...to have the brand!

I was trying to make the point that Rawlings and Miken/Worth are ran independently. I see this doing the
same thing. I see Easton running business as usual maybe less some execs and such. I dont think you
will see the Rawlings name on anything even.
 

CoreSoftball20

Wilson = Evil Empire
DFP Vendor
Dec 27, 2012
4,470
113
Kunkletown, PA
Last night we watched the movie Bird Box (creepy) with Sandra Bullock and both girls immediately notice she's using an Easton batpack. Also, Core you just gave me a great idea for Halloween using one of our old Ghost bats and a leftover Ghost fielders glove!
hmmmmm...what would that be?
 
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