Baseball has always been America's "pastime", which is just a fancy word meaning "it's on television past-the-time football and basketball are being played". Honoring that "pastime" in tee form, Fifty Seven Thirty Three.
Because the Giants aren't the Bay Area's only
winning team, Oakland's sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-politically charged steez-seller 5733 -- started by a boot-knocking pair that opened its first brick 'n mortar last year -- is hooking up a just-in-time-for-spring-training ode to one of the greatest leadoff hitters/base stealers/third person speakers of all time: a Rickey Henderson-adorned cotton tee that reads "Everything I Know About Stealing I Learned in Oakland", which'll likely include a follow-up reading "Everything Else I Know About Stealing I Learned in Richmond". Available in just-added forest green or dijon, the A's short-sleeve uses water based inks and the same protruding humor that helped turn out 5733's recent "Mona Lisa Simmons", which features the famed Da Vinci work wearing Kiss face paint, or their "Act Like Ya Know" closet-filler, which features an SF-scape (GG Bridge, Sutro Tower), awesome American icons Abe Lincoln and Tom Selleck, and the Ferrari 308 GTS from Magnum P.I., which was always a must(ache) watch. Also newly dropping, they've cross-pollinated Oakland iconography from Rickey's playing days for a "510" joint that features the signature Bay Bridge and Oakland cranes, one of which is holding a cartoon boombox, or it was, until Fat Albert's boy Weird Harold reads this.
And because it wouldn't be fair to give The Man of Steal the title every year, 5733'll be hosting an Ambassador of Sexy contest this spring, where owners of their tees submit sexy photos, with the sexiest scoring "free duds", though why you'd want to win access to MLB regular season games is anyone's guess.
Published: February 14, 2011 at 4:00am EST
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