The first World Championship for the Phillies in 28 years means, among other things, that it is officially time to shop! In the last two days, I have visited a multitude of stores including Modells, JC Penny, BC Collectables, Kohls, Schuylkill Valley Sports, etc… And here is what I came home with:
How much did I spend? Don’t ask J I also have the official locker room tee and hat on the way, but I ordered those on-line as I had a coupon and it wound up being cheaper than the stores, even when you added shipping costs. So, everything from bumper stickers, pins, patches, tees, banners of all shapes & sizes, car flags, decals…you name it, I bought it. No item was left un-purchased. Well, except for the World Series blanket, which was sold out in multiple stores.
Cole Hamels did some special shopping of his own this week. According to Shaun Clair of Crown Royal, Cole purchased a bottle of Crown Royal XR for every one of his teammates to commemorate their success. Hamels has arranged for his fellow teammates to have their bottles wrapped in a personalized embroidered maroon suede version of the famed Crown Royal bag, containing their name and “2008 World Series Champions.” You have to admire a man who knows how to shop. Hey Cole, where’s my bottle? J
And if you are still looking for a way to spend some cash, and perform a good deed all at once, you can send a donation to Jamie Moyer’s charity, The Moyer Foundation. The goal is to raise $1 million to help children in distress. A gift to The Moyer Foundation can help children in your own community through the Foundation’s Camp Erin – a national network of bereavement camps for grieving children and teens. You will receive a personal letter from Jamie if you chose to contribute, thanking you for being a part of his team. Find out more at The Moyer Foundation web site.
That’s all for now in the world of World Series commerce. So, go out and shop until you drop Phillies fans!
And for the football fans, I have also started a Miami Dolphins page, The Dolphin Pod! All Dol-Fans, and anyone else who wants to say hello is welcome!
Remember also to check out our homepage My Team Rivals and our Phillies, Flyers, Eagles, Billy Penn Curse, Reinstate Pete Rose, Phillies Mets Rivalry, Phillies Marlins Rivalry, and Phillies Braves Rivalry pages!