Sep
10

Revving up the Jeter merchandise machine

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During his post-game press conference last night, Derek Jeter was clearly anxious to play through this off-day. As much as we fans want to see him break Lou Gehrig’s hit record, the Captain just wanted to get it over and one with, and it seemed as though he would have kept playing last night just to clear this distraction.

No matter the day, though, it will happen. It might happen in the first inning tomorrow; it might happen later in the game. Before Friday — or Saturday if the rain comes — is over, the Yankees’ all-time hit leader will be Derek Sanderson Jeter.

Lest we forget exactly what Jeter has accomplished, Modell’s is already gearing up to cash in on Jeter-mania. To that end, the sporting goods store is going to start selling an exclusive commemorative t-shirt tomorrow even though Derek isn’t technically the all-time hits leader. The shirt will cost $17.99 for adults and $15.99 for children. Make no mistake about it, that’s Derek’s t-shirt through and through.

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Feel free to click for an even larger version of the captain. We’ll be back at 7 p.m. tonight with your regularly scheduled open thread. Days off during a pennant race, while good for resting the team, make for interminable Thursday evenings.

Categories : Whimsy
  • Tom Zig

    Does that shirt come with intangibles?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      The collar is lined with Gillette razorblades. You put the shirt on and it automatically gives you a clean, perfect shave every time.

      It also smells faintly of Gatorade. And top-shelf poon.

      No truth to the rumor that Modells is going to offer the shirt in Blazing Copper.

      • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

        The shirt comes with a panoramic vista roof, also known as the spot for your head and neck.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        “it automatically gives you a clean, perfect shave every time.”

        Easy to do when it just lops off the whole head.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Forget intangibles. Couldn’t they have done a better job of photoshopping out the ads in new Yankee Stadium? Shoddy production work indeed.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        As a kid in the 80’s spending time in the South Bronx, I will always associate the Executive Towers building (that white high-rise apartment building at 165th and the Concourse in the background just over Jeter’s left shoulder) with Flavor Flav and Kool Keith the X from Ultramagnetic MC’s.

        That nostalgia alone makes me want this shirt. Old school hip hop in the house.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    MOO PSI MOO!
    MILK IT
    MILK IT
    MILK IT

    MOO PSI MOO!
    MILK IT
    MILK IT
    MILK IT

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    OH MY GOD.

    Speaking of sweet merchandising, Bart Scott a/k/a The Mad Backer is on PTI right now, wearing a shirt that says “Known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe”.

    Words cannot describe how much I want that shirt. They really can’t. And I’m good with words.