When I was in college this one time, I had to hurry up and make a costume for a Halloween party.
I made a giant nose out of folded cardboard and stapled it to an Easy Roll-Em hat, and then I painted my face red (with lipstick - what an idiot).
Then, when I walked into the party people go, "Hey Tim, what are you?"
And I go, "I'm a bloody nose! AHH HAHAHAHAH!"
Okay, kinda stupid.
But I like doing the concept thing - where people might have to ask "what is up with that?"
Which brings me to this t-shirt I've drawn here.
You can buy it right here on my site, or you can click on that Cafe Press logo under the "Cubby Blue Giftshop" sign to the right.
So that on the day the Cubs have a chance to sweep somebody, you could wear this shirt.
Some people would know what's up right away, but maybe some might go, "Hey, what's up with the broom on your shirt?"
There's a couple other designs too, and hats and posters and cards.
I'm doing it through Cafe Press, and awhile back I thought I'd just put a little ad on the blog one day and not make a big deal about it.
So far I've sold 3 shirts.
To my kids.
I made 'em pay but...keepin' the day job.
Still, I'm thinkin' maybe I shoulda made a bigger deal out of the Cubby Blue Gift Shop.
Okay, I did.
Now...what a HUGE WIN last night for the sweep.
I figure Rich Hill must not read this blog 'cause he totally didn't take my advice to shut down the Pirates and go deep into the game.
Instead, he sort of pitched sucky and got the hook early.
John Lieber was a stud though.
And Soto with the 4 hits and monster homer.
And Mikey Fontenot, who banged one out for 3 runs.
Tonight it'll be a little different, because the talent in Phillie is a little better than that of Pittsburgh.
ps: one more thing about the gift shop. I can't just take the Cubs or any of that registered trademarked stuff and make shirts. Illegal. So the challenge is to figure out some stuff that's still relevant to the Cubs without breakin' the law.
I might bend it a teeny bit, but you know, if suddenly I sold a billion shirts then MLB would swoop down with lawyers.