San Francisco is home to many things.
There's the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and a whole ton of homemade t-shirt makers looking for a quick buck. You'll have no trouble spotting them outside of AT&T Park. They make themselves known. And yes, many of the items they sell are either infringing on a copyright or just downright poorly made.
But not all of them.
When the San Francisco Giants entered the 2010 postseason, some brilliant merchandise ideas came to life. Sure, the proper channels churned out Brian Wilson beards for the kids, but local clothing makers and graphic designers took things to the next level with some of their creations.
When I saw ESPN's profile yesterday on local New Orleans stores selling "Free Payton" shirts to protest Coach Sean's yearlong ban, it reminded me of similar things produced for my home team.
This article does not advocate buying "bootleg" merchandise. All of the designs in the pages that follow are free from infringement. It is my opinion that the retail directors for the Giants' organization would be well served to consider adding these items to their Dugout store locations.
Without further ado, here are six homemade merchandise items the Giants faithful need in their closets.