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Jinx alert! Dallas stores have Rangers’ World Series merchandise ready

Oct 22, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT


You know this is always the case in every city, in every sport prior to a potential clinching game. You just don’t read about it very often:

Boxes of ALCS Championship T-shirts and caps marked “Hold for Rangers Clinch” sit waiting at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores, and employees hope to open them tonight with a Rangers’ win.

At the Academy on Arbrook Boulevard in Arlington, more than 100 big boxes wait in a locked back room, holding about 1,300 men’s and children’s T-shirts and up to 1,000 championship caps.

I know they’re supposed to be destroyed or sent to Haiti or something if things don’t pan out, but I would love to have a collection of losing team’s erroneous championship shirts. On Monday I’d wear Braves 1991 World Champs. On Tuesday, 1992 Champs. Later in the week I’d wear 1996. And 1999.

OK, now I’m just depressed.

  1. schmedley69 - Oct 22, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Nice job on the Cousin Oliver reference!

  2. Gobias Industries - Oct 22, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    I have my box of “New York Mets: 2007 National League East Champions” t-shirts and caps ready to share with my fellow fans! Just let me know when I can break out my boxcutter, guys! Guys?! Hello?!

  3. xmatt0926x - Oct 22, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    haha. Too much. I wonder how many people saw that picture and knew what character that was and what the link was to being a “jinx”. I would imagine you have to be at leat in your late 30’s to get the point. Not only was cousin Oliver a “jinx”, he represents one of the first attempts by a sitcom that was in the process of jumping the shark of adding a “new kid” to the cast of the show to try and liven up ratings. It didn’t work then and it doesnt work now. Cousin Oliver…..I always remember when watching the brady Bunch as a kid wondering where the John Denver lookalike came from out of the blue.

    • schmedley69 - Oct 23, 2010 at 9:53 AM

      I agree that when a show brings in a new kid that it’s usually a disaster, but I actually liked Cousin Oliver. Orange rabbits. Classic.

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