Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Long Lines At The Nats Store

Ahhh, Capitalism. If there ever was a better argument for bringing the Expos to DC, I can't think of one than the long lines waiting to give the new DC team their money for acrylic, polyester or wool-based trinkets today.

I give you exhibit A, snapped with SuperNoVa's latest-model-now-you-keep-up-with-me-Mr.-Jones Treo 650 (R) cell phone-camera-palm pilot-GPS locator-food processing device:



(Mind you, we were still about 15 minutes away from getting inside at this point in the line).

SuperNoVa and Don Money parted ways with more than $250 total to buy, among other things, fitted road hats, pennants, coffee mugs, fleece Nationals v-necks, and kids-sized Nationals t-shirts (your kids can't read this blog, right, DM? I'm not ruining Christmas again this year, right?).

Although you can see the mock up of the Nats Pajamas at Ball-Wonk!, you need to see them in person to do them justice. They remind me of the Padres' new jerseys because of the gold beveling of the letters and numbers. I'll be honest, I could live without the beveling. I may prefer the road uniforms now that I've seen them in person, because the blue/gold combo is, how should I say it, less McDonaldsish.

9 Comments:

At 3:40 PM, Blogger Chris Needham said...

What's the damage on one of the jerseys?

Do they have a financing department? :)

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger SuperNoVa said...

The jerseys will only cost you two bills...but those bills will have to have Ben Franklin's picture on them. $199 each. Ouch.

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger John said...

The replica (non-authentic ones) are much less, but I didn't look at that price tag.

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Chris Needham said...

Geez... I don't usually pay that much for a suit :P

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger John said...

Glad I don't shop for suits where you do ;-)

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger Chris Needham said...

Be glad you're not paid as little as I am ;)

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger John said...

Don't worry, I'm glad :-) When we all get together, I'll buy you the first beer out of pity! :-P

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

Sorry about my absence, but I am back, and while I don't want to rain on any merchandise buying parades, I must ask...did the stuff you got look cool? Because I spoke to one store owner selling the blah hats and a couple of other items last month and he told me that none of these logos/unis will be around very long; that they were pretty basic because the new owners get to pick the new logos and unis and MLB wasn't going to come up with something snazzy to have the new owners change it in a few months. That being said, I am sure I will still buy some stuff.

 
At 12:42 AM, Blogger DM said...

Dexys, you're probably right about the new owners changing the logo/uniforms/hats etc. As I said when the logo came out, it is shockingly plain, but I like that, because it's not goofy and focused-group designed. I think the uniforms and the stuff looks pretty good, despite being plain. And when they change it, we who bought early will be marked as original fans :)

 

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