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Baseball Players are Not Getting the Message. Its Time to Get Tougher

If your child continues to disobey you, do you continue with the same punishment? That’s how I feel with the news in the Miami New Times that Alex Rodriguez was one of several players who were clients of a Miami anti-aging clinic that distributed performance enhancing drugs that are banned by Major League Baseball.

Are we surprised? Of course we aren’t. Also on the list for this clinic reportedly are Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals who almost won the Cy Young, Melky Cabrera who was having an MVP season until being suspended for PED’s. That’s the same Melky Cabrera who won the All Star game for the National League and gave his Giants the home field advantage in the World Series. Then there is Bartolo Colon who gave us that “I feel bad” emotion when you see an athlete that just doesn’t have it but continues to play. All of a sudden he found the fountain of youth and had his best season since 2005. Nelson Cruz who at one point could never make it past Triple A and then suddenly, “found his swing” to become one of the Rangers best sluggers made the list as well.

The list of baseball players and athletes is a laundry list of who’s who. If I suspended you for 50 days without pay for work but you were already making $25 million per year, you wouldn’t go hungry would you? That to me seems like a good investment. I’m going to give you 25 million per year but then you’ll have to give back 8.25 million. I’m no mathematician but I believe that’s 16.75 million on the plus side. Remember, this is the same league that still feels as though the actions of Pete Rose betting on his own team are so reprehensible that the all-time hit leader needs to buy a ticket to get into Cooperstown. So the lesson is, take growth hormones early, get as much money as you can and if you get caught, just give some money back to the club that has paid you millions?

Don’t throw out the argument of, “Well steroids and HGH should be legal, who cares?”  That is an entirely different debate and at this point, I’ll side with you. As of now, there are rules in place and if you want to slow down the use, then baseball needs to toughen up. If I was the Commish and you get caught I would ban you for a minimum of two years. If you get caught again, you are banned for life. Think the MLB Players Association will go for it? Of course they won’t. It’s not about the integrity of the game anymore it’s about the money pure and simple. While you may call him A-Fraud, he’s living the life that we all dream of. He cheated to the tune of millions and while we are mentioning that famous word in baseball, “integrity”, he’s being fed grapes. Two years is a long time to sit at home. That message will resonate loud and clear throughout clubhouses. It’s time to get tough MLB and say enough is enough. You owe it to players like Hank Aaron and even the “Hit King” Pete Rose. At least their stats aren’t tainted.

Speaking of Taters and Juicers, we need to end our blog trying to sell some t-shirts because that’s what we’re in the business of. We have sizes that fit all from a small to a muscle bound steroid taking 3X aweome t-shirt. 
 
  
 
You guys are so supportive and we appreciate you helping us with our cause. It’s our goal to bring back the fun and creativity to sports logos and we do it naturally. If you’d like we’ll pee in a cup or draw blood to prove it to you.

Thanks for reading!!

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer

www.awesomesportslogos.com

 

Awesome Sports Logos Random Thanksgiving Thoughts

Oh man, I am big time full! Thanksgiving is so awesome. Be safe on the roadways in the next few days. The Thanksgiving holiday is the most traveled holiday on the roads. It’s a good time of year to make sure your rubber is up to date. What were you thinking? I had tires on my mind as well as our funny t-shirt, the Akron Rubbers.
 
 
 
I thought I would do something different tonight and hit on a few random subjects in the news. Do they relate to t-shirts, well we’ll find a way to do that but with a full stomach and an overdose of sleep on the way caused by turkey, here we go.
 
Its official, Twinkies are no longer as the Hostess plant shut down this week. To me, the reason that everyone is up in arms is not because they enjoy a Twinkie or Hostess cake on a nightly basis. If that were the case, they’d still be in business. We are sad because a part of our childhood is saying goodbye for now. Remember when you didn’t have to look at the back of a label to see how bad everything is for you. When I was a kid, there was nothing better than having a Twinkie. Play baseball, wiffle ball or any game with a ball with my neighborhood friends and when it came time to come home, that snack was my go to comfort food. Now it’s gone. I’m like many of you. I haven’t had a Twinkie in nearly 25 years but it’s the same reason I don’t throw away the first baseball I caught at a Red Sox game or my 6th grade journal. You just don’t want to say goodbye. Here’s hoping that another company will pick up the Twinkie and many of the other brands.
 
I actually thought about paying tribute to the Twinkie by creating a team. The name “twinks” came to mind but I don’t think many people would purchase a shirt with “twinks” on it. Don’t look the word up on Google, just trust me. We do have some other t-shirts that are edible. These are two of my favorites!  Here are the Dade City Kumquats. Each January, Dade City Florida hosts a Kumquat festival that draws thousands of Floridians.  
 

  

We also feature the Idaho Taters awesome t-shirt. We were shocked that of all the teams that have played in Idaho, no one called themselves the Taters. Potatoes bring in approximately 2.7 billion dollars a year into the state economy. Now that’s a lot of cash and a lot of Taters to bring in that kind of money!
 
 

Here in our home base of Houston, Texans fans are breathing a sigh of relief today as they escaped Detroit with a 34-31 overtime victory in a seesaw matchup that had hearts pounding on both sides of the ball. Detroit fans have every reason to be upset about a Texans touchdown being allowed even though Justin Forsett’s knee was clearly down on a running play. The whistle was never blown and Forsett continued to run 81 yards into the end zone. All touchdowns are automatically reviewed and the play surely would have been overturned but Lions coach Jim Schwartz immediately threw his challenge flag. NFL rules state throwing a challenge flag on a scoring play negates the review and is an automatic unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. After the game, Schwartz told the Associated Press that he knew the rule but was so mad that he overreacted. The NFL rules committee will clearly look at this rule in the off-season. An interesting tidbit is that Texans GM Rick Smith sits on that committee. The rule needs to be adjusted but Schwartz is to blame. You can be mad, you can be frustrated but you also can’t give the other team 7 points instead of a 7 yard gain.
 
Two of our Awesome Sports Logos are football teams and they are also two of our bestsellers. Here’s our top seller, the Cocksville Blockers.
 
 

Cocksville is our only made up city but the name was just too good to pass up. This rooster looks like he could throw a few blocks. I wouldn’t mess with him.
 
Our second awesome t-shirt is the Nashville Bootleggers. Parts of Tennessee became famous for “Bootlegging”. In fact, Al Capone was known to hideout and stopover in this area. This Bootlegger logo is leading the charge with a Heisman like pose except instead of carrying a football, he is carrying Tennessee Whiskey.
 
 

Finally, today marks the 68th day of the NHL lockout. I am a huge hockey fan and I truly miss the sport. The problem is I’m part of a dwindling fan base. The longer this continues, the smaller the crowds will become. Yes the original six cities of New York, Montreal, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Detroit will always draw great crowds but what about cities like Dallas, Phoenix, Anaheim and Columbus. I was a Stars season ticket holder during the last work stoppage. I saw a difference in attendance and they did nothing to win me back over. Sit in a room and don’t come out until you have a deal. Split revenue 50/50 and call it a day. Guys, no one even talks about you guys being locked out. You cancelled the one game a year, the Winter Classic on New Years Day that people actually watched. One of the great games who most agree is the best sport to watch in person is being ruined by greed on both sides, pure and simple.
 
On a lighter note, we end with a few hockey t-shirts that we offer at Awesome Sports Logos.
 
Don't mess with these three characters:
 
 
 
 
     
And last but not least, The Texas Roadkill. I guess you could mess with this Armadillo since Roadkill tends to be deceased as you pass it on the highway.
 

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Tell me you’re not going to wait in line tomorrow for Black Friday. You could easily get a lot of your shopping done just by going to our site and purchasing our cool t-shirts that are receiving great reviews. Super soft and super entertaining with satisfaction guaranteed. I promise!!
 
As always, thanks for reading.
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic
www.awesomesportslogos.com

Awesome Sports Logos T-Shirts & Thanksgiving go Hand in Hand

Some of our Awesome Sports Logos t-shirts and Thanksgiving go hand in hand!

Hey guys, Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Awesome Sports Logos. Tomorrow, I’ve picked out just the right outfit, a Cape Cod Scrod t-shirt to sit at the dinner table with my family, stuff my face and watch football all day long. I’m sure I’ll fit in a sweet nap as well waking up several times with potential new team names. I do that a lot. Instead of sugar plums dancing in my head, it’s cities with potential logos to match up. You don’t have to say it, I know, it’s a sickness.
 
I’m writing this latest blog from my in-laws abode in Dallas, TX. Here is our Dallas t-shirt, the Dallas Doughboys, a baseball team which celebrates the history of our military.
 

So how do our awesome t-shirts relate to Thanksgiving? Read on my friend and you’ll see why.

1.)    Potatoes are such a critical part of Thanksgiving. Whether they are smothered in gravy or chopped up with onions and herbs, there is always a spot on the plate for some Taters. Idaho is known for its potatoes and the climate is perfect Tater growing weather. Over 30 different kinds of potatoes are grown in Idaho. The Idaho Taters was the first sports logo that we created and is still one of our favorites.
  
 
 
2.)    The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most traveled holidays on our roadways. Akron is the Rubber Capital of the World and the headquarters of Goodyear. Thus this Thanksgiving holiday, the roadways will be filled with a lot of rubber from Akron so we present the Akron Rubbers.
 
   

 

3.)    Not only is there a lot of food consumed, many get in the Thanksgiving spirit by drinking spirits. One of our awesome t-shirts is the Nashville Bootleggers. Our guy on the logo is giving the Heisman but instead of carrying a football, he’s securing a whiskey barrel, a drink that Tennessee is known for dating all the way to back to pre-prohibition.
 
 

 

4.)    Throughout parts of this great country of ours, Thanksgiving gets a little chilly at night. One thing that never gets old to me is a sweet wood fire. The snapping sounds and awesome heat is the only part of cold weather that I enjoy. One of our favorite hockey teams that we created is the Portland Tree Huggers. Although you’re not going to cut down this tree without a fight. This is one scary piece of lumber!
 
 
 
5.)    You know how your Aunt shows up with that random casserole that no one wants to touch? When your Aunt is sketchy with the details of the various meats that are in this mysterious dish, I’m betting it’s some form of Roadkill. Armadillo anyone? We bring you the Texas Roadkill.
 
 

 

6.)    And last but not least, Thanksgiving is the time of year when we bond with our family. Sorry, I really tried to write that last sentence trying to remain serious. Listen, we all love our families but spending all day in one house stuffing our faces with alcohol flowing can create some tension. Therefore, we bring you the Middleton Fingers.
 
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and remember that you can avoid Black Friday with a couple clicks of your mouse which will produce some of the coolest t-shirts around from Awesome Sports Logos. Hint, hint…
 
As always, thank you so much for reading, I truly appreciate it.
 
Gobble, Gobble!
 
Sincerely,
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt wearer
www.awesomesportslogos.com

We Need More Fruit in Sports Logos

By Gavin Spittle

www.awesomesportslogos.com

Growing up, we’ve all been hammered to “eat our fruits and vegetables” so now although I don’t act like a grown up, my age says otherwise so I’m calling on our future generation to add more fruits to sports logos!

My opinion was formed when my crack research team told me that fruit logos are nowhere to be found. By crack research team, I mean me and Google. Fruit has amazing health properties but I bring you the following for amazing sports logo possibilities.

The Dade City Kumquats. A Kumquat is in the citrus family and basically is a small orange. Every January, Dade City hosts a Kumquat festival celebrating the mighty fruit. We celebrate it in the form of this funny t-shirt.

       

 And although it’s not in the fruit family, I do have to get in a shameless plug for our Idaho Taters cool t-shirt. We’re proud to say that this botanically speaking vegetable was our first logo. I say botanically because people actually debate if a potato is a vegetable or not. Now there’s a group I want to hang with, people who debate what potatoes actually are. Either way, we love this logo as part of our awesome t-shirt collection.

 
       
Enough about us, here is what we’ve found. We begin with the Fort Wayne Tincaps

 

The Tincaps are the Class A club of the San Diego Padres. They were renamed the Tincaps in 2008 because the legendary Johnny Appleseed lived in Fort Wayne and is buried in this city.

 

The Syracuse Orange

 

This University has produced a lot of athletes over the years. I didn’t like when they changed their name from the Orangemen to the Orange but at least they kept this citrus fruit in the logo.

 

C’mon, that can’t be all? There are more corn logos in minor league baseball than fruit overall.  This is one of our favorites, the Normal Cornbelters.

 

If you guys find any fruit logos, reach out to me at gavin@awesomesportslogos.com. Don’t forget to check out our website www.awesomesportslogos.com for that Dade City Kumquats or Idaho Taters super soft awesome t-shirt. If you buy 3, you get the 4th shirt free. Just type in the short code 3THENFREE.  Stay awesome my friends.

 

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover and Fruit T-shirt wearer

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