Some readers may not know that as well as striving to provide quality, up-to-date Brewers news, takes, interviews and features, Right Field Bleachers also prints and sells T-shirts. Over the years, we’ve seen our shirts worn by countless fans at games, have recognized them on Brewers telecasts, and have shipped orders to almost every state in the country. But not every RFB shirt idea makes it out of the meeting room - until now. Printing Press Rejects will periodically provide a glimpse into some less-than-popular shirt ideas… or, more accurately, allow us to make low-quality Photoshops of lower-quality puns.
How it came about: Some ideas elicit a lengthy deliberation process within our ranks before we ultimately give it the thumbs up or down. This was not one of those. When Johnny pitched the Yount Dracula shirt idea, Joe and Jared instantly didn’t seem to like it - indicating to me the idea was a very funny and cool idea. But would it sell? As much as I’d love to promise it certainly would, I can only say it almost certainly would. But when coupling the dire economic state with the wave of new flavor of the week Brewer fans who’d prefer a “McHung” shirt over anything to honor Hall of Fame Milwaukee player Robin Yount, this design is probably better served for a future RFB Halloween line.
Does it fit the brand (is it a text heavy design that exalts alcohol, firearms, facial hair or a Dominican man’s ejaculate) ?: No… well, maybe the last one… wait, no.
So there you have it. Much like Count Dracula, Yount Dracula will go underappreciated and misunderstood in this world, and he will likely never see the light of day - probably for its own good.