You Can’t And Shouldn’t Buy An Adenhart Jersey

Everyone remembers the dead in their own way. Some people write songs, some people get tattoos, and some people build a simple monument.

Adenhart jersey
(Not coming to a fan near you.)

Absent from the memorial process, though is merchandising; they don’t sell t-shirts at funerals, after all. To that end, when you try to order a Nick Adenhart jersey at MLB.com, the site rejects the order. It’s not out of reverence for the Adenhart family, though; it’s apparently a strange roster-based idiosyncrasy:

“Your current entry cannot be processed. Some entries are prohibited due to guidelines for past and present player names. Please create a new entry.”

You’re probably reading that and thinking, “huh?” Read more…