This is almost becoming an epic. Not only should I be working and not blogging, I shouldn't have done this effort today. Let's do both.
I stopped by Modells between client visits today. To their credit, they have a very impressive collection of Nats merchandise (lots of hats, shirts, boxers, etc), and so I was hopeful this might be the answer to the jersey question. Oh, was I wrong.
They do have a lot of jerseys, in terms of quantity of units of clothing hanging on the rack. They are available in three basic varieties -- the Home, the Away, and the red alternate (with the DC lettering). None of the new blue BP/Spring Training collection.
Here's what was particularly amusing. Your player selections:
- Wilkerson (both authentic and replica!)
- Guzman -- and wow, did they have a lot!
For the record, there was not a SINGLE Zimmerman jersey available. In fact, there was not a single jersey available for a player that actually PLAYS for the Nats. Not a one. The helpful store clerk remarked on the fact that they were hoping to get some Zimmerman jerseys, and agreed with my assessment that there really weren't any good choices.
Now, you can get each of the jerseys without a player name. I picked up the red alternate jersey, with no player, for a mere $20 on sale. I'll be wearing it to the Exhibition game on Saturday.
I'm going to shop the team store in RFK on Saturday. This is getting actually amusing, and something of a quest. The customized "The Plan" jersey idea will run me $250. I'm giving it some serious thought.