Last year, I complained about MLB’s merchandise for St. Patrick’s day. The Yankees and Red Sox got all kinds of stuff. Far less prominent teams got a selection. The Nats got a hat. One green hat was disappointing. The knock-off guys on the corner sold hats across the rainbow all season long.
But I guess no one bought the hat. This year, MLB has given us nothing. Only 13 teams get green merch for the holiday, and the Nats don’t make the cut. Of those who do, the Red Sox take the lead with 29 items, and the Mets grab second with 20 items. The Yanks freefall to third with 19 items. The Cubs get 14 and the White Sox a dozen. Oakland again leads the ridiculous meter. After leaving me incredulous last year with a pair of St. Patrick’s Day sweatshirts, this year brings two shirts and hoody.