Right around this time last year, the New York Mets were in first place in the NL East. They were struggling, to be sure, but they were still in first with a “healthy lead”. And then MLB.com began selling this – a 2007 NY Mets NL East Championship T-Shirt. Now I don’t believe in jinxes or anything of the sort. But it did seem presumptuous at best.
But at least they were in first place.
MetsBlog.com has a link to a website belonging to Joe’s Sports, which is a sporting goods chain located in the Pacific Northwest. And they’re selling 2008 NL East Championship T-Shirts. For the Phillies.
Now I can’t blame the Phillies on this one. As far as I know, they’re not the ones promoting this. Joe’s doesn’t even have any stores east of Idaho. But as a Mets fan, it’s still kind of funny…