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!