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Mother’s Day: How Ballpark Sweaters Became a Reality
Mother’s Day Gift for Baseball Mom
I am an avid blogger, publisher of one of the most popular fantasy baseball sites on the web, and an avid baseball fan. I am also a Phillies season ticket holder.
That’s really where Ballpark Sweaters was born–at the Phillies games. When my wife, BallparkBarb, and I would go to the games at Citizen’s Bank Park, she often wore her original baseball sweater that ultimately became the inspiration behind Ballpark Sweaters. Literally, from the time we left our parking spot and got to our seats, BallparkBarb was stopped 10 to 12 times by women who made a comment about the baseball sweater.
I said to Barb: “you really need to start selling those sweaters.” It took her a few years to get serious about it, but she finally found a company that would make the sweaters in bulk and now we have a room full of Ballpark Sweaters for sale to the baseball public that seems to simply adore them.
It was no different when BallparkBarb wore her sweater to a youth baseball or softball game. As both our son and daughter are avid baseball and softball players, she got the same reaction there. Whether it was a high school game or a travel game, both baseball and softball Moms loved the sweaters. Many asked where they could get one.
Hence, a new business was born — Ballpark Sweaters.
Ballpark Sweaters is now the proud sponsor of the fantasy baseball segment of the Spadora on Sports radio show that airs on many ESPN radio and sports talk radio stations around the country. The star (and that is admittedly a major stretch that even Freddie Freeman would be proud of) of the radio show is BallparkBob. The radio show can be heard in major markets such as Boston and around the country; check your local sports talk radio web site for details of when and where it plays in your market.
Ballpark Sweaters is geared to targeting the female baseball and softball fans. A Ballpark Sweater is a great gift for a Team Mom who spends a lot of her time organizing hotels and meals for your travel baseball or travel softball team. It’s also a great Mother’s Day present for the best Mom a baseball or softball player could have.
Last night at the Phillies game, Ryan Howard presented his Mom with a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day. I’m sure Mrs. Howard would have rather had a Ballpark Sweater–the best Mother’s Day gift for a baseball Mom. Later in the game, the Phillie Phanatic gave his Mom another bouquet of flowers and I thought…
we probably don’t have one in her size.