AHHH...the sights and sounds of springtime...the grass is getting a bit greener, the sky is a little bluer, and all the while soccer, and baseball teams of all ages are practicing for, and competing in their respective tournaments. As I write this from our 6th Floor offices in sunny central Florida I'm watching our local college baseball team taking their batting practice, grabbing some pop-ups, fielding some grounders, and generally getting ready for the season.
It makes me think about getting your kids team ready for their exciting season.
A lot of Little League teams are getting their trading pins for the upcoming tournaments and custom team patches for their jersey sleeves. We can help you with both. The neat thing is that we can do the same design for consistency.
The point is this...with the teams gearing up for play, tournaments, and play-offs, now is the time to get your orders in. You certainly don't want your team to be waiting on their baseball patches until the sixth game of the 11 game season...but every year it happens. There was one team that got disqualified from their playoffs in Wisconsin last year for not having matching uniforms. Some kids wore the previous years jerseys that had the embroidered patch we made for them and others wore this years, with no sleeve patch.
Just for the record, I spent about 15 years as a high school and college basketball referee, and baseball/softball umpire. I've had to throw Little League managers out of games for loudly cursing his 10 year old players and I've thrown college women out of basketballs games for repeated low-blows in the paint.
One afternoon a few years back I got a call from an old English teacher of mine whose regular partner was on his deathbed. DB asked if I could fill in at the last minute, and didn't tell me another thing...I figured "Why not?" and said yes. We did the game that evening with sheriff's and local police in attendance, uniformed and armed, German Shepard's at the ready because APPARENTLY the two schools had quite a violent history...sixty seconds into the game we had one broken nose, two Technical Fouls and blood on the floor. Thanks for the heads-up Dan B.
And, because I had the stripes, I've officiated several dozen pro wrestling events (take a look at last week's blog), and have been tossed over the top rope more than once, but I wouldn't do something like DQ-ing a team, in A SOFT ECONOMY for not having matching embroidered patches on their sleeves.
Some rules are meant to be enforced, and others, well, sometimes you need to look the other way.
ANYWAY...don't wait...if your team needs patches or custom trading pins...get 'em now...before it's too late and get 'em from us. We have sister companies that make just about every kind of promotional product you can think of.