February 02, 2008
Made in the USA
From the New York Times
Sports / Pro Football
At a Small Ohio Factory, Leather and Laces Mesh
By KATIE THOMAS
Published: February 2, 2008
The National Football League is the only major sports league whose balls are manufactured in the United States.
--from the article--
The N.F.L. is the only major sports league whose balls are manufactured in the United States. World Series baseballs come from a factory in Costa Rica. Basketballs in the N.B.A. finals first bounced on the floors of factories in China.
This is all pretty amazing. I assumed that none of our equipment was made locally anymore. I know it makes sense from an economic point of view to move jobs to where they can be done more efficiently, but will any of us be working if that were to happen? How much would a football cost that we would buy for our kids if it were made here? That is the real question I have.
Here is Ada, Ohio:
Posted by cseeman at February 2, 2008 06:26 AM