(technically incorrect, and not selling very well, either)
While the Orange County Register’s Steve Bisheff proposes the Angels swap Ervin Santana, Chone Figgins and Nick Adenhart for Alex Rodriguez, the New York Daily News’ Derek Rose is on top of a far more sizzling story — Yankee swag is stiffing all over town.
They’re the most expensive team in baseball – but Yankee merchandise can now be had at dirt-cheap prices following the Bumbling Bombers’ humiliating early exit in the playoffs.
The only problem: Most people don’t seem to want to buy Yankee paraphernalia, especially if it has Alex Rodriguez’s name on it.
At Home Play Sports, a block from Yankee Stadium, Yankee jerseys that sold for $125 last week were $74.99 yesterday.
“It’s not really a discount,” said salesman Mohamed Saleh, 27. “It’s a sellout.”
Among the worst sellers? A-Rod T-shirts.
“The customers say, ‘Burn it, burn it,'” said owner Saeed Abbadi, 36.
“It’s not popular, A-Rod,” agreed Mike Hong, 46, owner of D & J Variety store, which had marked down all Yankee gear 35%. “He’s playing so bad right now, the only people buying his shirt have been Dominicans.”