This afternoon, Major League Baseball released the list of 2013’s most popular jerseys (to date, as sold on MLB.com/shop), and here’s the Top 10:
1. Buster Posey: Reigning NL MVP and World Series champ.
2. Mariano Rivera: I get it, but how are there so many Mo fans who don’t already have a jersey?
3. Yadier Molina: Surprising. Maybe they combined all Molina Bros. sales into one?
4. David Wright: By default, the most famous player on the other New York team.
5. Matt Harvey: NL Rookie of the Year.
6. Bryce Harper: Clown jersey, bro.
7. Derek Jeter: Fun fact: 70 percent of Jeter jerseys were purchased by ex-lovers/current stalkers.
8. Manny Machado: Manny being Machado. Much deserved.
9. Mike Trout: Will be higher once Angels fans start exchanging those Hamilton/Pujols jerseys.
10. Yasiel Puig: Although Jonathan Papelbon says he doesn’t deserve it.
Annnnnd . . . POW!
That’s the sound of Larry Lucchino’s head exploding all over Yawkey Way.
“No Sox in the Top 10?!”
That’s right. For the second straight year, there were no Sox in the Top 10. So far this season, the top selling Boston jersey belongs to Dustin Pedroia, who ranks 13th overall, behind the Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, and just ahead of the Dodgers Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw.
But Larry can rest easy knowing that the Red Sox still lead the majors in brick sales.
And oh yeah, in wins.
Cheer up, Double L!