Aaron Barrett is the Nationals’ unofficial T-shirt pipeline


(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Here’s a Fancy Stat for you: Nationals rookie relief pitcher Aaron Barrett is responsible for as many T-shirt deliveries to the Washington clubhouse (2) as runs allowed this season.

Back in April, apparel company Rowdy Gentleman created custom Nationals T-shirts in honor of Barrett, a big fan of the brand, and mailed them to the clubhouse. The Nationals received a shipment of 60 custom T-shirts this week from another one of Barrett’s favorite clothing providers, Rowdy Gentleman competitor Coast Apparel. One of the company’s retail managers, Logan Brown, was a year behind Barrett at Ole Miss and helped arrange the delivery.

Coast Apparel founder Chad Odom and his son — both Nationals fans, according to Brown — watched batting practice before Wednesday’s game and took a photo with Barrett and fellow rookie Blake Treinen.

Here’s a closer look at the shirt, which features the logo the Nationals used from 2005 to 2010, with a minor change. The seams on the baseball, vertically oriented in the original logo, have been rotated to make room for the company’s logo.


(Via COAST)

Barrett has been keeping close tabs on the Ole Miss baseball team, which begins a best-of-three series against No. 1 Louisiana-Lafayette in an NCAA Super Regional on Saturday.

Check out these Ole Miss fans celebrating a home run last week with an outfield beer shower.

Thanks to SB Nation for sharing.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.
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