For my money, the best Rangers fan shirt going comes from these guys. From left, that’s Seth Hayhurst, Ricky Thiot, and Seth’s brother Daniel. Awhile back, Ricky got in his head that he wanted to print up a Rangers shirt for himself. Ricky sells high-priced fake teeth and didn’t have much design experience, so he called his brother, who is in an ad program at BYU. Said brother (not of the old-school variety) came up with the design you see here, a brilliant portrait of Ron Washington on the front and the classic “That’s the way baseball go” on the back.
Ricky had 24 of them printed up, the minimum order. He sold the extras to friends and so forth. One of those friends sent a pic of his new shirt to Seth, who’s a chef at Central Market in Southlake. Seth was all like, “Dude, I gotta have that shirt,” or words to that effect. So he contacted Ricky. Bang, that’s how business go. Next thing you know, Daniel, a director in L.A., is in on the gig, too.
At first, they had a store on eBay. That’s where I bought mine ($22, including the personal delivery this morning). But eBay was taking $3 of every shirt transaction. So the boys launched their own site, WashYourRangerShirt. They’ve come up with two more designs that are pretty funny, too. And how are they doing with their little business venture? On Saturday they took delivery of 450 shirts and have already sold out. They’re right now about to place another order for maybe 800 more.
If you want one, the boys say they can get it to you pronto. Last night, for instance, they set up shop at a Starbucks in Denton. So show your love for the Rangers. Claw!