This shirt is from right here in New York City, in Greenwich Village. Actually, I’ve seen it for a few years.
I was looking for a Christmas gift for my dad back in 2008, and ended up in the Village at some point. Along some of the streets, there’s a ton of vendors selling everything from scarves to sunglasses. I saw this shirt, and thought it was PERFECT. Clemente is Dad’s favorite player, and I’m sure the same can be said for most Pirates fans who watched him play first-hand. I checked it out, but doubted Dad would fit in a size Small.
I laughed to myself when I saw it in the Village again around Christmastime of 09. It caught my eye, as does anything remotely related to Pittsburgh sports. No one bought it when I first saw it, likely due to the small size.
I snapped this picture about a month or two ago when I happened upon it again, still unbought. Clemente is HUGE in New York, and there’s gotta be like a million schools and parks named after him in Northern Manhattan. So it was kinda funny to see it again, all lonely and needing a home. At this point, I’m seriously considering buying it just so it can finally be taken off the vendor’s hand. Ain’t no way I’d fit in it, but it’s the idea of it all.
If you want it, send me some cash and I’ll grab it for you. No doubt it’s still there.
If you have any unlicensed Pittsburgh sports gear, or awesome generic sports gear from any team, send them to me and I’ll post them.
(thanks to Cotter for the banner pic)