Crimes Against Commerce: Commerce Redeems Itself

Friday, July 9, 2010

Crimes Against Commerce: Commerce Redeems Itself

. Friday, July 9, 2010

We have, in the past, documented the darker (and sometimes baffling) consumerist side of rooting for the Boys in Blue. But every so often, the marketplace redeems itself. Capitalism shines through the world of Cubs-endorsed fertilizer and whatever the hell this is. As the immortal economist Adam Smith one exclaimed, hooray for the motherfuckin' marketplace! After all, just look:



I know it's blurry, but it was taken with a lint-covered Blackberry camera while holding up the shirt to the sale sign. Anyway, the gist is this - Samardzija's $20 player shirt was marked down to $9.97 at the Dick's Sporting Goods near where I work. That, apparently, didn't work. So they threw it on the Rack of Unwanted Shirts, there to languish. And also to be marked down an additional 50 percent. So, should you be wondering, you can now pick up a Jeff Samardzija player shirt (in a wide variety of sizes) for the princely sum of $4.98. Gonna take a lot of shirts bought with a fiver to justify that $10M contract and more second chances than I care to remember.

And since I'm contractually obligated to mention this: Where are you, Samardzija-fan Mike? I assume buying a fuckton of Samardzija player shirts. That'd be better spent investing in Pogs. 2 Girls 1 Cup Pogs.

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