I was checking out some new Twins gear to prepare for the new season at fogdog.com. I noticed that they have a nicer price than mlb.com for player t-shirts, and I looked to see the list of roster players available for personalization.
They're up-to-date enough to have Hardy 27 shirts and Hudson 1 shirts, but behind in the times enough to have Mahay 37 shirts [Am I the only one who keeps forgetting he was on the team? Because I do. And then I feel bad about it] and Keppel 44 shirts....so I guess that evens out.
But then I saw that if I wanted, I could buy a Nate "McClouth" 24 t-shirt. I am not sure WHY I would want to do that....but I guess it's nice to have options.
I was curious, and briefly worried that somehow I had fallen WAY out of the loop. So I checked the mlb.com store, thinking that the extra $7 they charge for the exact same shirts would buy me a little bit more accuracy. Nope. They too are willing to make me a "McClouth 24" Twins shirt if I want one.
It's super weird. And I know it's just a lame computer glitch somewhere, but I don't know what's sadder: that the mlb.com computers think he's a member of the Minnesota Twins, or that the mlb.com computers don't know that his name is actually spelled McLouth.