Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Road Trip Coda: My Loot From Kansas City and St. Louis

Sorry, I'm a little slammed this morning coming back from the holiday weekend. But here's a quick coda to the last road trip I just took.

Let me set the context: I already have too much stuff. Waaaaaay too much stuff. So the last thing I need is even more memorabilia from a trip I've taken, representing teams I don't even follow. However, I did indulge in getting a t-shirt at each of the stadia I attended last month on the KC-STL roadtrip.

This is not to say that I don't have too many t-shirts. I have plenty of those, too. And the challenge in picking out a competing MLB team's t-shirt is finding one that shows appreciation for the team and experience of visiting the stadium, without trumping any love of the hometown Dodgers (whose t-shirts I also have in abundant...no, excessive amounts).

But these two t-shirts were pretty damn sweet. I couldn't resist!

So here we go. In Kansas City, as I wrote earlier, I was struck by the Royals Hall of Fame out in left field. They had a big part of the exhibit dedicated to the phenomenon that was Bo Jackson, and how game-changing he was not only for Kansas City and the Royals organization, but also for baseball. Jackson brought a level of excitement that transcended the boundaries of the game.

And so, I bought a cool retro Nike Bo Jackson shirt:

In St. Louis, it was hard not to see red in Busch Stadium, as that was what everyone was wearing. But with the Dodgers having pulled out a ninth-inning victory, and the St. Louis PR department being so kind with the field and press box access, the least I could do is buy a shirt, right? So I got this retro shirt from Red Jacket:

Red Jacket Clothing also has some sweet Dodgers shirts in its catalog, and most of the shirts have a retro flair. There are also some cool Yomuri Giants shirts on there, among other teams. Take a look.

One thing that has been funny is that, over the weekend, I was wearing the Cardinals t-shirt, and I had a little kid ask me why there was a chicken on my shirt. I suppose it does look a little bit like a chicken.

Earlier on Kansas City: Part 1, Getting to Kaufmann Stadium; Part 2, The Fountains; Part 3, Fun Stuff And The Royals Hall Of Fame; Part 4, Baking In The KC Sun; Part 5, Running The Bases

Earlier on St. Louis: Part 0, Quick Thoughts From The Cardinals Press Box; Part 1, Getting to St. Louis; Part 2, Press Pass Access Onto The Field; Part 3, Inside Busch Stadium, Before Anyone Else; Part 4, Pre-Game Banter With Mattingly, And An Overdue Apology To Jim Peltz; Part 5, Mattingly In The Dugout, Pre-Game; Part 6, View From The Dugout During BP


Dusty Baker said...

It's funny that they put "OF DH" on there so you could not forget what positions he played.

Steve Sax said...

But it's like a baseball card, right?