October 17, 2008
After all the excitement in Boston, let us now check back in with the Phillies, whose fans are not spending their six baseball-free days before the World Series by reinforcing their old stereotypes.
Rather, they're breaking down old stereotypes by reinforcing old stereotypes to raise money for charity.
Yes, it's all very confusing, but stick with me here.
In a bit of T-shirt mania not seen since everyone in my fifth grade class started wearing Bart Simpson "Eat My Shorts" (a slogan that prevented my mother from buying me one), The 700 Level has started selling these super-fantastic "Why Can't Us?" t-shirts. The slogan was taken from a grammatically-challenged sports radio caller — yes, I realize that is redundant — and it has already grown so large that Scott Van Pelt reportedly dropped it on Sports Center last night. Expect to be seeing a lot of these over the next week or so.
Proceeds from the shirts go to fight ALS so if you were previously undecided, you have no reason not to pony up for one. If you're a Rays or Red Sox fan, you are now challenged to come back with an equally dumb reply to that question.