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It is my privilege to announce the long-awaited launch of the official Baseball Prospectus merchandise store, an online repository of BP-related products. The initial product launch, in recognition of our hash-tag lunatic fringe, offers shirts in all 30 team colors, in which you can select your choice of #want, #rig, #sparkle, #wet, and #slack to wear across your chest—a telling descriptor of a personal approach to life or your particular team’s current standing.

While the store is currently limited to the aforementioned hash-tag merchandise, the available options will significantly expand over time, as Baseball Prospectus plans to add a multitude of offerings, including site-branded shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and even bobbleheads of your favorite Baseball Prospectus writers. Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on a Ben Lindbergh bobblehead. It will complete me.

This store would not be have been created without the guidance and execution provided by our merchandising and product adviser Adam Silverman and our partners at District Lines, and it goes without saying that without our readers, none of this would be remotely possible in the first place. This action has been in the works for several months, and it brings me great satisfaction to finally pull back the curtain on this product. For only $18.99, you can now display your #want (or #slack) for the world to see, and this is a reality that should frighten all of us.

Visit the Baseball Prospectus merchandise store here.

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sahmed
10/16
Nice. New BP logo? Also, if there needs to be a URL instead of just Baseball Prospectus, in the future I'd vote to see the www dropped for a cleaner look.
sahmed
10/16
I regret not saying that having shirts in all 30 team colors is outstanding.
JPinPhilly
10/16
#wet
DeathSpeculum
10/16
I like that the "st louis" #wet is totally different than the "red sox" #wet.
jparks77
10/16
This might be my all-time favorite comment on the site.
moonlightj
10/16
I hope it arrives before my trip to the AFL on 10/31. Will definitely wear it to the games I go to on 11/1
BrettLarter
10/16
I want to buy a Tampa Bay shirt because it's the same colors as my college's baseball team. Is there anything on the shirt that says it's the Rays, or is it just the colors that imply it? #want
andtinez
10/16
I'm holding out for a #bathnight shirt.
drpjlang
10/16
Where's the picture of you wearing one? #slack.
tannerg
10/16
#mup shirt?
JimmyJack
10/17
Whoa...! Where is the #rig boxers/briefs option. I need something to offset my #slack undercarriage.
sahmed
10/17
YES.
bertflex
10/17
I know you guys don't set this, but $17.29 shipping for 3 shirts is out of control. I only ordered 2 ($9.55 shipping) because of the insane bump on shipping when going from 2 shirts to 3. #slack That said, these are awesome. Thank you for making these available. #want
jparks77
10/17
Apologies. We will look into that. $17.29 for shipping is extreme.
kbrown22
10/17
The day that a Mort bobblehead can grace my desk is the day I can do work happy.
bg2388
10/18
Are there any plans for a #BathNight shirt? I would definitely buy one of those. It is #BathNight 3 or 4 days a week in this house.
dianagramr
10/18
Can we include ex-BP writer bobbles? Cause I would pay good money for a Kahrl bobble!
Stephanie
10/19
Just out of curiosity... since the team names aren't listed alphabetically, what's the rationale behind the order in which they are listed? Is there some method behind the madness?
hannibal76
10/20
I really wish I understood what these shirts meant... Can someone please explain this to a guy who's usually the last to get a joke anyway? ;)
bobbygrace
10/21
The shirts make reference to concepts discussed frequently in the prospect coverage here at BP, and even more frequently on BP's Fringe Average podcast. Each can be defined succinctly but can only be fully understood through deep meditation, preferably undertaken while bathing (as during a ritual Bath Night--a secular holiday invented by Yahoo! personage Jeff Passan) and watching a GIF of Yu Darvish throwing all five of his pitches simultaneously. As a primer: * "Want" refers to a prospect's desire to do what is necessary to reach the show. It was covered most extensively on the Up and In podcast. In those prospects having the most want, the want is said to be almost visible, as an aura. * "Rig" refers to a prospect's comportment, attitude, and execution when faced with a competitive challenge. The term is anatomical in origin and bears both a metaphorical and a conceptual relationship to "balls" and the "ballsy." Strictly speaking, however, rig encompasses more penis. * "Sparkle" cannot be defined. Just as we know that the wind exists, although we cannot see it, so do we know that sparkle exists because we see its traces. The most successful attempts at a proof of the existence of sparkle focus on Tom Selleck's mustache and Adrian Beltre's noggin. * "Wet" refers metaphorically to the scout's state after witnessing a particularly appealing prospect. As with "rig," the reference is sexual. I live in my parents' basement and cannot speak from personal experience, but I believe it has something to do with vaginas. * "Slack" describes the devil-may-care attitude that ... fuck it, I'm done with this definition.
bobstocking
11/15
Thanks for cluing in us non-heavy Twitter users!
MelonvilleSports
10/20
#lame #BPlosingitsway #baddirection
jparks77
10/20
BP is losing its way because we are offering merchandise that has been extremely well-received so far that you either don't understand or don't care about (which is fine), yet you still felt the need to comment on the subject anyway? Gotcha.
drawbb
10/22
How do you know that commenter doesn't "get it" and disapproves anyway? I was under the impression for many years that positive AND negative feedback were both welcomed by the authors here. If that's no longer the case, maybe we ought to know about it.
MelonvilleSports
10/20
Solid analysis is why I've always come to BP but since KG moved on I'm finding that it's lacking, Jason. Your sophomoric humour, as a replacement, is grating. Take it for what it's worth...just one customer's feedback.
JimmyJack
10/21
I can understand if you disapprove of Jason's style, however, pretending the analysis is lacking seems sophomoric to me.
faztradamus
10/22
KG has passed on to another verse. You may converse with his spirit on Twitter: Kevin_Goldstein. Otto now manages the handle/account. He can tell you which Astro hit a home run today.
amcg01
10/21
Damn fine t-shirts. They show ample #rig and #sparkle and the subtle differences between some of the colour schemes to get 30 different teams up there shows serious #want. Anyone know what a 40 chest is in "chest width" measurements? https://www.districtlines.com/sizing/
bobbygrace
10/21
You should order a medium shirt if you like a neat fit, and a large if you prefer it looser or need overflow space for your rig.
apilgrim
10/21
I am lost on this too. But then again, it took me two years to figure out who Master Shake was.