So as your American League Central Division champion Cleveland Indians begin the Division Series against the defending world champion Houston Astros, demand for T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts has reached an Indian Fever pitch.
“We’ve been restocking like crazy,” says Greg Vlosich of GV Art & Design from the company’s Lakewood store. “People have been excited for the Indians all year long, but we’re really getting a big response for the playoffs.”
Here are five fits sure to be a hit no matter where you’re watching the game.
We’ve been here before. Now, there’s only one thing left to do. GV Art & Design adds a little Major League pep talk to your T-shirt game with its “Win The Whole ****** Thing” tee ($28). 17128 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-273-7188; 38038 Second St., Willoughby, 440-525-524, gvartwork.com
While the teams weren’t very good, the threads sure were fire. Homage pays tribute to the Indians’ arch-lettered jerseys from the 1970s with a crewneck ($60) with old-school throwback lettering and Cleveland colors. 235 Main St., Westlake, 440-925-4178; 300 Park Ave., Suite 154, Orange Village, 440-588-8008, homage.com
With a playful riff on hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, Fresh Brewed Tees’ new A Tribe Called Best hoodie ($49.99) let’s everyone know what you think about the Indians chances at its first World Championship since 1948. Yeah, we got it from here. freshbrewedtees.com
Playoff baseball requires a little extra mustard. So spread the word about your dogged devotion to Bertman Original Ballpark Mustard with CLE Clothing Co. T-shirt ($28). 342 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-736-8879; 11435 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-465-9595; 64 SS Comet Lane, Westlake, 440-899-2969; 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn, 330-835-4401, cleclothingco.myshopify.com
You’ve added Raise the Flag and Take ’17 to your postseason collection, so you’re officially back to Defend Tribe Town with a MLB-branded Majestic hoodie ($69.99) or the #squadgoals-worthy Rally Together fleece pull-over hoodie ($79.99) from the Progressive Field Team Shop. 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland, 216-420-4444, mlb.com