Last week when the Nationals clinched a playoff spot, Bryce Harper had no idea.
This week, a DC-area Kohl’s store began selling Washington Nationals NL East Champion T-shirts and hats. Just one problem: the Nats haven’t clinched the division yet as their Magic number is 3. The 2nd-place Braves are still very much alive. As we see down the stretch every year with baseball, anything can happen.
That Kohl’s store has, however, issued an apology. But it’s mind-boggling how something like this can happen. And I wonder if they sold anything.
Here’s the Gaithersburg, Maryland Kohl’s apology via the Washington Post…
“We apologize to the Washington Nationals, their fans and our customers for the confusion and inconvenience regarding the MLB National League Eastern Division championship merchandise,” Vicki Shamion, Kohl’s senior vice president, public relations, social marketing and community relations, said in an e-mailed statement. “We deeply regret this early unveiling and wish the Nationals the best of luck throughout the playoffs.”