adidas and Eastbay will host a live online video chat with Tampa Bar Rays star B.J. Upton on Tuesday, February 1 at 7 p.m. ET. Fans will have the opportunity to ask the speedy center fielder questions and view his live responses at www.eastbay.com/adidas.
Upton will also showcase the new adidas adizero Diamond King, the lightest metal baseball cleat in the game. At only 11.9 ounces, the adizero Diamond King features eight spikes for 22 percent more traction, unique cleat placement for 12 percent faster pivot motion and five forefoot cleats for an 18 percent reduction in cleat pressure. The adizero Diamond King is available now at Eastbay.com.
Entering his seventh MLB season, “Bossman Junior” finished 2010 among the league leaders in stolen bases with 42. Upton and his defending AL East Champion teammates kick off spring training on February 13 and open the 2011 MLB season on April 1 vs. Baltimore.
Over the past year, the adidas NOW portal at Eastbay.com has hosted athlete chats with stars such as Dwight Howard of the Orlando magic, C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills and Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks. adidas and Eastbay will continue to host video chats with athletes throughout the year.