It seems that nothing can stop Jessica Simpson from continuing to dominate the fashion industry. The singer and fashion designer has been running her billion-dollar eponymous brand. Now she’s in the process of developing a clothing line exclusively for boys and men, under the same hugely successful label.
Jessica Simpson, 41, recently revealed that she and her collaborators are creating a fashionable collection of boys’ and men’s clothing. Noting the point that she has always been enthusiastic to put out something new, the With You singer expressed that she is doing her best to make this new endeavor a standout one. She confessed that designing menswear is something she has always wanted to do. Simpson also jokingly said that her husband, Eric Johnson, would be the perfect model for the upcoming line, but he would never agree to do it. Maybe a little convincing from her side can work in this case!
The Namesake Brand
In 2005, the Jessica Simpson Collection was launched by the singer, and recently in October 2021, Simpson gained complete ownership of her company. According to the singer, getting back full control over her own clothing line creation has been the best investment in her life. Stating it as an investment in herself, she proudly pointed out that now she can enjoy full creative freedom in designing and planning, without being answerable to anyone. For the company, Jessica Simpson works with her mom and according to her, they have a very healthy working relationship, giving space and respect to each other’s opinions. As per the designer, she trusts in and owns every single piece sold, and the label containing her name is the symbol of that trust. She has assured her fans and customers that, in every new endeavor, people are going to get what they’re promised.
The Science Behind the Sticky Pitching Problem of Baseball
Major League Baseball has recently enforced the mostly-ignored rule in baseball games. The rule, which prohibits the use of any foreign substances by the pitchers, has been implemented more aggressively than ever. This rule has been in discussion for the last few seasons due to the increasing practice of using sticky adhesives among pitchers to grip the ball better. But on the other hand, experts speculate that enforcing this rule might lead to increased injuries among players.
The Reason Behind the Rule
Pitchers usually mix rosin with sunscreen to increase the friction between the ball and their fingers. This mixture helps them to control the ball, which is otherwise quite slippery. There is another popular sticky adhesive called Spider Tack. It has been found in almost every Major League game, enabling players to do extremely high-speed pitching, and making hitting the ball almost impossible! According to experts, pitching after using Spider Tack is equivalent to going at a speed of 90 mph. That’s why Sports Illustrated recently dubbed the use of these substances one of the biggest scandals in sports.
The Effects of the Rule
The new rule removes all foreign substances from pitching, from the simple sunscreen mix to the more problematic Spider Tack. The league is also encouraging the umpires to check the pitchers frequently, especially for anything sticky that might help the player grip the ball. If found violating the rules, the responsible players would be suspended. While this new rule may effectively reduce the spinning rate of the ball during pitching, making it easier to hit, it may also lead to a possible increase in injuries. According to experts, adapting to a new manual grip while maintaining the quality of pitching will create a reduction in friction. As the players have to change the motion and way of using muscles suddenly, it may cause an increase in arm, elbow, or ligament injuries among pitchers.