After 18+ months of this blog thing, we've finally decided to do it: We're offering Faith and Fear in Flushing t-shirts.
See a photo here. This is just a rendering, but I used this particular t-shirt company (CustomInk) for some Mookie Wilson t-shirts I made a couple of years back, and the finished product was slick.
Here's the deal: CustomInk can do any size from Youth Extra Small to XXXL. The shirts are Met blue, with orange and red numbers on the front (we don't have to explain the significance of this set of digits, do we?) and www.faithandfearinflushing.com on the back. Amaze your friends! Baffle the uninitiated! Have something to wear while painting or feeding livestock!
(Credit where credit's due: The guys at ace Padres blog Gaslamp Ball thought of the retired-numbers idea, and were kind enough not to abuse me when I asked if I could, um, totally rip it off.)
What will the shirts cost? Depends on how big our order is. If we don't get many orders, they could cost as much as $25 delivered. If we get lots of orders, they might cost as little as $15 delivered. Oh, we're selling them at cost — or at least as close as my feeble math skills can get to cost. We ain't in it for the money.
Anyway, if you think you want one, shoot us an email and let us know how many and what sizes. When we know how many people are interested, we'll let you know how much they'll cost, and you can give us a final yea or nay — no pressure. Delivery within two or three weeks. Maybe in time for you to wear yours triumphantly through a rain of ticker tape. On the other hand, if the Mets keep playing the way they are right now these babies can probably be fashioned into serviceable nooses.