Oh shit. This is going to be the new ill shirt isn’t it?
Remember this post, in which I explained why the Hamburglar-screwed-a-pumpkin Winter Classic jerseys were not real? Well, apparently that didn’t stop a number of you from going out and purchasing the bootlegged Chinese sweater.
Walking around The Well last night for the heavily and impressively attended rookie game, it was quite clear that many of you took the plunge and picked one up anyway.
I don’t like to shout-type, but this is me shout-typing: Why?! These were rumored to be the design last time, and we know how that turned out. Why would you spend your hard-earned money on jerseys from a Chinese retailer for a game that hasn’t even been announced yet?
Perhaps one Tweet I got summed it up best:
Some supervisor in a sweatshop in Asia is smiling.
Yes he is.
Speaking of the rookie game, check out the crowd. Over 11,000 people, myself included, showed up to watch inexperienced minor leaguers play a pre-preseason game. Perhaps this is why Jeremy Roenick called us “crazy motherfuckers.” And that’s a compliment. Well done, folks.
More than a Sixers game
Our old friend and current Capitals beat writer friend Steve Whyno has a brilliant styling in the Washington Times about the awesome crowd.