Monday, April 29, 2013

Erin's "Deuces Are Wild" T-Shirt, for True Vin Scully Aficionados

Deuces Are Wild T-shirt (Teespring)

Erin's back! And she's brought a great idea with her. Let her explain:

Recently, my wife came up with the idea of making a Scully shirt. And I jumped at the chance. Not because it would make us some money (though I won't pretend that's not a nice bonus), but because maybe it would give me the ability to have that feeling of belonging, however indirectly it may come. Because if I sell a few shirts and I'm watching a game from up in the Pacific Northwest and see someone wearing one of my shirts? Hey, that's pretty cool.

And the thing is, I really love this shirt. I'm so proud of it. We ordered the first two shirts just to get things going. And at this point I want to reach the goal of 50 sold simply so that they will be printed so that I can wear my own. It just looks so sharp and so nice and it celebrates the Dodgers and Vin in one simple phrase. The sense of belonging I've been looking for would be even more prominent because not everyone knows Vin (unfortunately) and not everyone knows what he means when he says, "The deuces are wild."

Erin describes Teespring as a Kickstarter for T-shirts, meaning their quota of 50 shirts needs to be sold before the order is printed. Each shirt is $18 a pop, and they're already more than halfway toward their goal. You know what to do, SoSG readers!

UPDATE: Congrats! "We reached the goal, but people are welcome to continue buying until the campaign ends," reports Erin. And there are still six days left to buy!

17 comments:

Erin said...

Thanks for the support, guys!

Steve Sax said...

Erin, we should have you design SoSG t-shirts if you're up for it...

Erin said...

I'm totally up for it. We design t-shirts around the clock around here...in our minds.

BJ Killeen said...

Ordered. Not too far away from goal. C'mon sosgers, step it up.

Erin said...

Thanks BJ!

I've been refreshing the Teespring site almost as frequently as I refreshed SoSG during my impressive March Madness run of 2011.

The reward for reaching this goal will be, hopefully, a lot sweeter than that terrible Mauby Fizz soda I "won" as my "prize" for that escapade.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Answer sent!

Hideo Nomo said...

Done and done.

Orel said...

It only makes sense you're back, Erin. After all, the Dodgers and Red Sox are now the same team.

MR.F said...

Awesome shirt!!!! I'm going to get two.

Steve Sax said...

I'm in.

In fact, I'm so inspired, I added a t-shirt post today.

Erin said...

We reached the goal, but people are welcome to continue buying until the campaign ends.

Orel said...

Congrats, Erin & Katie! Post updated.

Steve Sax said...

this "deuces are wild" t-shirt had better not be scratchy, erin

Erin said...

I really hope it's not, Sax. It's a "Hanes Tagless Tee," which admittedly is the least expensive I could have chosen. I probably would have preferred American Apparel in terms of quality, but I wanted to keep the shirts affordable.

Besides, Katie says your nipples should be fine from the Moonlight Graham shirt toughening them up.

Orel said...

When Erin comes back, she comes all the way back!

Madeleine Macy said...

I was hesitant to order it because I couldn't tell what kind if fit it had. It's not athletic or huge, it seems to me to be true to size. men polo tees firm

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