Our company started in a much unintentional way. In July of 2020 I was fighting a near death battle with Covid-19. Clots, Covid, and pneumonia filled my lungs and ragdolled me like Fried does to batters today. After 10 days in ICU I won the battle against Covid. During this time in the hospital I had a vision of starting my own line of motivational and sports type apparel.
This is when my company name FearME Brand LLC was born. After months of designing t-shirts with motivational quotes I decided to dabble in baseball designs. The word "GRIT" has been a permanent word in my vocabulary since I was young. My father instilled this intangible trait into me. I make it a point to teach this to my two boys. GRIT shirts started with a one color vinyl design with a distressed homeplate with the word GRIT in the middle of it. Still sells today! Simple, but makes a statement. GRIT shirts and hoodies quickly became our best seller. As we entered well into 2021 I made a choice to focus on GRIT and evolve it to a lifestyle brand. Pre and post game swag, training, practice gear, etc. In addition, I partnered with an old coach who owns a lumber mill, we launched the GRIT Pro Maple wood bats and fungos. Made right here in GA!
I collaborate with reputable graphic designers who are well-respected, and have credited designs with Fanatics, MLB, NFL, WWE, UFC, and other lifestyle brands. If I can not design it myself I share my visions with them and they bring it to life!
Not everyone has GRIT, it is a deep personal choice athletes learn. It's a self test of intestinal fortitude and mental toughness. I see a lot of "boutique" athletes today who are robotic. Great mechanics, great swing, great footwork, strong arms, and fast. However, they do not have "GRIT." They get to college or the pros and don't last long because they do not know how to push themselves beyond their perceived limits. Players with GRIT win. These are the players I want playing for me, these are the players I want surrounding my kids because it pushes them. These are the employees I want working for me.
We are based in the Atlanta, GA area. We are a family-owned small business just making our way through the world. I am blessed to be alive. I am blessed to be able to see my oldest son play college baseball in 2022. I am blessed to have a younger son because I can continue the precious moments on the baseball field until he makes his life choices after high school. I am especially blessed for my wife, who stands beside me through thick and thin. I definitely hit a grand slam homerun by marrying her.
We have something for everybody. I'm still learning this, I'm sure the website will evolve, I'm sure the designs with evolve. Our niche is baseball and athletics. So ask yourself, do you have the GRIT it takes to wear our gear? Well, suit up and get to work!
GRIT...."all you got!"