Which Tampa Bay Rays Jersey should you collect? It depends on how much money you spent.
I’m not describing how you feel on Saturday mornings. I’m describing, of course, the last jersey you purchased.
You tried to forget it. You don’t want to talk about it. You know the one. The Josh Freeman jersey. Maybe the cheap Darrelle Revis jersey.
Buying a cheap football jersey is risky. Chances are that the player you’ve chosen won’t be on the roster two years from the date of your purchase.
Buying a expensive baseball jersey is risky, too, but thanks to guaranteed contracts, it’s a safer gamble.
Except in this baseball jerseys wholesale market.
Tampa Bay might be the only region in the country where it’s riskier to buy a baseball jersey than it is to buy a football jersey.
So here’s a solution: Don’t do it.
Yes, it’s a new season, and you’re excited. But you know how it works here. If you drop $120 on a Rays jersey, that player could be on another team by the end of the day. Buy a shirsey — a T-shirt jersey — instead.
Which one? Anyone can pick the cornerstones — Longoria, Archer — but a shirsey is more than a display of your allegiance to your favorite team (if we’re being honest about it, your second-favorite team). It’s a statement. The player you choose is a reflection of you, so choose wisely. Let the flowchart below be your guide.
Are you a disgruntled Rays fan? Tired of hearing “competitive disadvantage” as the team sends off another star to baseball heaven? Maybe a “protest shirsey” is right for you.