Monday, July 06, 2009
Heading home from work this afternoon, I stopped off at this store called FIVE BELOW, where nothing for sale costs more than $5. Curious to see what they sell, I started looking around. Off in a corner there was this display of "Kooky" Pens that caught my attention because The New York Yankees & Boston Red Sox Logos were the artwork used on a few of these pens which cost $3.
Could there be one for Our Washington Nationals?
Yes and No.
Every single MLB Collection Pen for sale depicted the logo of a Big League Team.
Except for Our Washington Nationals Version-- which featured Teddy!! Yes, Our Lovable Loser racing in all his glory on a "Kooky" Pen. Not just Our Team being marketed, but Teddy. Laughing to myself while looking at them, I thought, what could be more fitting?
"Kooky" Pen--"Kooky" Guy.
Teddy is depicted on The NatsTown Souvenir Soda Cups sold at Nationals Park. He's prominent on the NatsTown Bucket of Popcorn sold as well. #26 has a couple of bobbleheads and a stuffed doll made of his supposed likeness available in The Team Stores. He's got a facebook and twitter page. And now--Teddy has his own "Kooky" Pens for sale.
Marketing Teddy's Popularity Never Stops.
So why isn't Teddy handing these out at Nationals Park? Why is he not signing autographs for kids with them? They are actually pretty cool and feature a small clasping hook to attached to bags, purses or belt loops.
I bought two for The African Queen and I.
Teddy, do we have to bring one to you next homestand?