New merchandise celebrating the Nationals’ spot as champions of the National League East went on sale Tuesday morning, but few fans turned out to make early purchases.
Sales clerks at the ballpark’s team store arranged the new gear — baseball caps and T-shirts emblazoned with the word “Champions” — among displays for this week’s promotional items, which feature the team’s Teddy Roosevelt mascot.
Aside from a few cap sales, the new merchandise was mostly untouched.
Still, despite the slow start, manager Antonio Savage wasn’t worried about sales.
“It’s been a long time since the Nats got to this point. I just hope we have enough,” Savage said, predicting that the championship gear would sell out quickly.
Savage said that the ballpark was waiting for the remaining shipment of gear, which included additional caps and all the men’s T-shirts. (As of this morning, only the women’s and youth tees had been delivered.) Savage expected the merchandise to arrive sometime this afternoon, and definitely before tonight’s game.
The gear will be on sale at the ballpark’s stands and shops, as well as Washington area Modell’s stores.