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Fenway
10-19-2007, 01:44 PM
On the down side of a mood swing Friday, some Cleveland Indians fans say they were horrified to see "Indians World Series" T-shirts on sale at local stores already, a bit in advance of the fact.

http://blog.cleveland.com/plaindealer/2007/10/do_you_believe_in_jinxes.html

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/21.jpg

Jumping the gun is never wise.

4 years ago the Red Sox ground crew jumped the gun as well.

http://noho-missives.blogspot.com/images/fenway.jpg

Fenway
10-19-2007, 03:48 PM
The Indians website had this up it was just pulled an hour ago

http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30619&stc=1&d=1192746384

SoxGirl4Life
10-19-2007, 04:00 PM
That's gonna be some bad karma... wow.

Not that they need motivating, but that won't be sitting well with the Red Sox.

Oblong
10-19-2007, 04:03 PM
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~oblong/det_ws.jpg

but this wasn't up until after it was over. Just something available in the online shops.

Scottiehaswheels
10-19-2007, 04:20 PM
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~oblong/det_ws.jpg

but this wasn't up until after it was over. Just something available in the online shops.Somewhere in Africa there are tons of little kids running around in Tigers stuff....

Thomes Forearm
10-19-2007, 04:57 PM
Somewhere in Africa there are tons of little kids running around in Tigers stuff....

Tiger's gear and tuxedo shoes.

Fenway
10-20-2007, 12:49 PM
The Yankees had these on sale after Game 7 in 2004 for an hour or so.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k309/megax08/NYYsweat2004ALCS.jpg

chisoxfanatic
10-20-2007, 01:15 PM
You don't count your eggs before they hatch. It would be something if this became egg in their face.

The Sox didn't do this until they clinched in 2005.

TDog
10-20-2007, 02:01 PM
Of course they manufacture championship gear for fans before championships are won. Selling it early is like the Chicago Tribune hitting the streets with "Dewey Beats Truman."

When I was in college, the morning after IU beat Michigan 86-68 to go undefeated and win NCAA basketball title, the bookstore was full of championship gear. There was also a Michigan championship shirt with masking tape X-ing out the message.

I wouldn't put it past some Red Sox fans to buy Indians championship gear and deface it in some way to support their team.

Fenway
10-20-2007, 02:04 PM
I still have my 1986 Red Sox World Champions t-shirt and pennant :whiner:

FedEx227
10-20-2007, 07:19 PM
I still have my 1986 Red Sox World Champions t-shirt and pennant :whiner:

What happened?.... ESPN never showed anything about it...

RadioheadRocks
10-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Of course they manufacture championship gear for fans before championships are won. Selling it early is like the Chicago Tribune hitting the streets with "Dewey Beats Truman."


In the sports collectors world, these are known as "phantoms".

Oblong
10-20-2007, 10:22 PM
In 2002 I went to New Orleans for a convention. It was held the weekend before the Super Bowl. (Due to the 9/11 attacks and the delay in the NFL season, our convention switched weekends with the super bowl). When I get to the airport they already had a ton of NFL stuff going on, shuttles, etc. As I'm waiting in the taxi line a lady in front of me asked if I was there for the super bowl. I said yes so she asked what I did. I made up this whole story about how I was with the security detail and one of my jobs was holding on and securing the championship T shirts and hats. I had to personally oversee the destruction of the loser shirts/hats. I did all of this in the matter of 10 minutes waiting in line.

DumpJerry
10-21-2007, 10:59 PM
Bright idea, huh?

FloridaTigers
10-21-2007, 11:08 PM
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~oblong/det_ws.jpg

but this wasn't up until after it was over. Just something available in the online shops.

Oblong, how sweet it would've been to wear some of that gear.

:(

thomas35forever
10-21-2007, 11:08 PM
I'm pretty sure Tribe fans want to burn those stores to the ground right now.

Corlose 15
10-21-2007, 11:51 PM
Oblong, how sweet it would've been to wear some of that gear.

:(

Then you guys shouldn't have "thrown" the Series. :tongue:

chisoxmike
10-21-2007, 11:53 PM
Then you guys shouldn't have "thrown" the Series. :tongue:


ZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:supernana::supernana::supernana::supernana:

Can't spell Detroit without an E!

gobears1987
10-22-2007, 12:18 AM
Then you guys shouldn't have "thrown" the Series. :tongue:
Behold the power of the bunt.

FloridaTigers
10-22-2007, 12:19 AM
Well, I know if the Tigers got back, there'd be no throwing errors. It wouldn't happen a second time...would it? :(:

Hosey22
10-22-2007, 01:32 AM
I don't know if anyone else has seen them, but we have a Chicago White Sox 1993 American League Champions shirt laying around somewhere. Although looking at it always depressed me.(more-so before 2005)

Grzegorz
10-22-2007, 05:00 AM
The curse of Buck Showalter rears its ugly head once again. :D:

Soxfanspcu11
10-22-2007, 05:37 AM
Somewhere in Africa there are tons of little kids running around in Tigers stuff....

I actually think that that is quite cool how pro sports teams in the states do that and donate the gear to people who have next to nothing.

I mean, I'm sure a little 8 year old boy in Ethiopia couldn't give a crap about who won what Division Series or Championship Series or World Series or Title or Super Bowl or anything. The fact that they are getting clothes that they need is the most important thing. It would be incredibly sad if the leagues did something like, "Well, that team didn't win what the shirt/hat implies they did, so we must burn the items!"

On a slightly different topic though, in the first few posts of this thread, someone (Fenway I think) posted a picture of the World Series logo on the grass behind homeplate at Fenway Park in 2004. In the picture, you can see that the World Series logo is new and is apparently placed over an earlier logo. This brings me to my question.

How do they do that?? I mean, how do they put those logos on? Does anyone know??

I mean, it looks like it is painted into the grass right? If it is indeed painted on, how do they do it so that the grass does not die? How can the logo be so noticable and look so "embedded" in the grass?

Like, for example, during the Sox run in 2005. In the ALDS against Boston, they had the ALDS logo "painted" or whatever on the field. Once the Sox swept Boston and faced the Angels, they had the ALCS logo on the field. Once the Sox dispensed of LA, they put on the World Series logo for the World Series.

In each one, you can see NO EVIDENCE of the previous logo, and the new logo always looked great! Like it was painted directly on the grass, and that nothing had been there prior.

Back in 2005, someone posted a picture of Roger Bossard and his crew getting the logo ready, and you could see where they were putting the World Series logo on top of the ALCS logo. At that particular time, it looked hideous because you could still see the ALCS logo underneath the World Series logo. It looked tacky as hell, and someone on here mentioned that. However, once it was time for first pitch in the 2005 World Series, the World Series logo was all that was there, and there was absolutely NO evidence of the previous logos!

How on Earth do they do that?!?!?!?!?!?:o:

C-Dawg
10-22-2007, 06:40 AM
I mean, I'm sure a little 8 year old boy in Ethiopia couldn't give a crap about who won what Division Series or Championship Series or World Series or Title or Super Bowl or anything.

The ABC network news had a piece this past January about all the Bears Super Bowl Champs stuff going to Ethiopia, Cambodia, Somalia, etc.

:smile:

Steelrod
10-22-2007, 07:30 AM
The ABC network news had a piece this past January about all the Bears Super Bowl Champs stuff going to Ethiopia, Cambodia, Somalia, etc.

:smile:
They are probably ready for some nice clean, new ones.

Fenway
10-22-2007, 09:13 AM
The Indians website had this up it was just pulled an hour ago

http://www.baseball-fever.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30619&stc=1&d=1192746384

This one looks much nicer :D:
http://mlb.imageg.net/cms_widgets/28/58/28585_assets/970x240_bos_ws.jpg

TDog
10-22-2007, 12:38 PM
Well, I know if the Tigers got back, there'd be no throwing errors. It wouldn't happen a second time...would it? :(:

It wouldn't have to be throwing errors that prevent your team from winning. Quite likely it would be something else. Like, with the Cubs it wasn't always a ground ball going through Leon Durham's legs. Almost two decades, another Cubs team on the threshold of going to the World Series collapsed after the leftfielder whined about a fan preventing him from catching a foul ball. This year what little hope the Cubs had was dashed by a bad manager. And it isn't just the Cubs. Many blame bad managing on the Giants losing to the Angels four decades after Willie McCovey hit his line drive that would have won the World Series right at Bobby Richardson, who was playing out of position. Then you have the Expos whose two first-place finishes came in years best known for extended baseball strikes. Imagine what Indians fans are feeling this morning. (As if 60 years would be a long time to go between World Series titles. As a Sox fan, I could do that standing on my head.) Even Yankees fans are whining about being deprived of their birthright this millennium.

It's always something.

Considering that many Cubs fans consider the 1984 collapse recent history and the Tigers won the title in 1984, I can't show much sympathy for Tigers fans.

thomas35forever
10-22-2007, 12:45 PM
I saw a guy at Jewel wearing a Bears Super Bowl XLI Champions shirt this summer.

C-Dawg
10-22-2007, 03:07 PM
This one looks much nicer :D:
http://mlb.imageg.net/cms_widgets/28/58/28585_assets/970x240_bos_ws.jpg

:puking: