Adapting Northwestern Basketball’s “Make Shots” Shirt to Baseball

ESPN college basketball blogger Eamonn Brennan described this shirt last season:

Speaking of Northwestern fans, this year’s Northwestern fan and team slogan is incredibly funny. It is, simply, “Make Shots.” Usually team t-shirt slogans are something inspirational or ostensibly full of deep basketball insight. Not this. “Make Shots” might be the least inspirational, and therefore the most honest, team slogan of all-time. I love it.

Uninspirational? Honest? I can totally do that. At least that first thing. Here’s how I adapted this shirt idea to baseball. First, this generic one can work for every team.

That’s not terribly creative, though. It’s much more fun to try to adapt these to individual teams, maybe like this.

(More after the jump)

This one is pretty self explanatory.

This is my personal favorite.

Perhaps I’m starting to stray away from the intent of the original shirt a bit…

This idea comes courtesy of Tigers blogger Mike Rogers.

This is just plain cruel, but I had to do it.

Here are some other ideas that I haven’t made into images yet.
SAVE MONEY: Marlins Baseball (credit: Peter Hjort)
BUY PLAYERS: Yankees Baseball
RUSH PROSPECTS: Mets Baseball (credit: Joel Goodbody)
PRAISE JESUS: Rockies Baseball (credit: Joel Goodbody)
BLOW SAVES: Diamondbacks Baseball
TRADE PROSPECTS: Dodgers Baseball (credit: Peter Hjort)

That obviously leaves us with quite a few teams left to fill! If you have any good ideas for those teams or any of the teams seen above, I’d love to see them in the comments section!




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Albert Lyu
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5 years 8 months ago

The Yankees and Dbacks ones are definitely the best, time to make those $15 t-shirts.

Scooter
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Scooter
5 years 8 months ago

STRIKE OUT: Diamondbacks Baseball
GET OUTS: Mariners Baseball
REMEMBER CAL: Orioles Baseball
SCORE MORE: Phillies Baseball
THROW HARD: Tigers Baseball
TALK CRAZY: White Sox Baseball
SIGN RELIEVERS: Astros Baseball
STAY HEALTHY: Mets Baseball
GET LUCKY: Giants Baseball

RAWagman
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RAWagman
5 years 8 months ago

SIGN VETERANS: Giants Baseball

Mac
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Mac
5 years 8 months ago

Hah, I was so posting that if you hadn’t done it already. Only mine was going to be

OVREPAY VETERANS
Giants Baseball

Mac
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Mac
5 years 8 months ago

MISSPELL WORDS
My posts

Joey B
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5 years 8 months ago

OBP’S BAD = Royals Baseball
THEO’S GOD = Red Sox Baseball
MAD PROSPECTS = Rays Baseball
ALBERT PUJOLS = Cardinals Baseball

I agree with Albert, that some of those above should immediately be made into t-shirts.

Mike N.
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Mike N.
5 years 8 months ago

BE WHITE = Red Sox Baseball

bensbias
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5 years 8 months ago

LESS ENGLISH: Mets Baseball

bensbias
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5 years 8 months ago

TRUST PROCESS or MORE BRAVES: Royals Baseball
DRAFT LOCALS: Braves Baseball
MORE DEFENSE: Mariners Baseball

Dick Whitman
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Dick Whitman
5 years 8 months ago

ALWAYS SUCK = Pirates Baseball

NO FUTURE = Astros Baseball

Dick Whitman
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Dick Whitman
5 years 8 months ago

COMING SOON = Royals Baseball

LJ
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5 years 8 months ago

Hilarious. The T-shirt idea is great, but MLB would be all over that like a fat kid on cake. If some of the ZooWithRoy shirts got the axe…

Bryz
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5 years 8 months ago

My friend Parker has been doing pretty well with his “Thome is my Homey” t-shirts, along with some other Twins-related shirts.

AK707
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AK707
5 years 8 months ago

LIVE ARMS: Giants Baseball

Louie
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5 years 8 months ago

PERFECT WEATHER FANS: Rays Baseball

Matt
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Matt
5 years 8 months ago

LOSE IN THE PLAYOFFS: Braves Baseball

lar @wezen-ball
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lar @wezen-ball
5 years 8 months ago

Isn’t the Royals shirt just JEFF FRANCEOUR? Or must we wait til it’s official?

Kevin S.
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Kevin S.
5 years 8 months ago

Hey, leave our t-shirt’s alone! The phrase is Carmody’s mantra.

(Seriously though, some of these are pretty funny)>

Navin Vaswani
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5 years 8 months ago

Great, great, great post Jack. Loved the Athletics t-shirt.

Geronimo
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Geronimo
5 years 8 months ago

Like the Cubs one

Bryz
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5 years 8 months ago

SHOW HUSTLE: Twins Baseball

Peter S
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Peter S
5 years 8 months ago

Bottom line on all this: Go Cats! We’re finally making the damn tournament!

Carson
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Carson
5 years 8 months ago

DO… SOMETHING

Mariners Baseball

Zack Jones
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Zack Jones
5 years 8 months ago

OVERUSE THE PEN: Braves baseball

Damien
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Damien
5 years 8 months ago

@$#% &*$#% = White Sox

dw
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dw
5 years 8 months ago

So many choices for the Mariners:

LOSE LESS
SCORE A RUN
STOP OVERPAYING
WIN 70
TRADE FOR RAPISTS
FENCE IS THAT WAY
IT’S CALLED A GLOVE SHORTSTOP
WIN THE PCL
BOO A-ROD
MANAGE ANGER
SLEEP AT HOME
1995 WAS GOOD ENOUGH
CURSE OFF-AIR
BLAME THE JAPS
BLAME THE VENEZUELANS
BLAME Z
BLAME EVERYONE BUT YOURSELF

…Mariners Baseball

Irv C
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Irv C
5 years 8 months ago

WHAT BULLPEN? Whitesox Baseball

ThundaPC
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ThundaPC
5 years 8 months ago

BELIEVE BIG: Mariners Baseball

Bgaw
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Bgaw
5 years 8 months ago

Laughed pretty hard at the A’s.. Good work Jack.

Ryan Hoffman
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Ryan Hoffman
5 years 8 months ago

PAY MORE Phillies Baseball
GET IN YOUR OWN WAY Mets Baseball
BE UNDERWHELMING Indians Baseball
READ LESS Braves Baseball
BE BETTER ON PAPER Mariners Baseball

Karen MacKenzie
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Karen MacKenzie
5 years 8 months ago

These definitely need to be made! Since they’re pure and not using logos / trademarks, no one should be able to stop you. I’d suggest Zazzle, or similar site, where you can design and the person buying can pick the size & style of t-shirt they want. I’ve got to come up with something for the Cubs that a *fan* would wear :)

hoser
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hoser
5 years 8 months ago

Good work, this was funny. Based on last year…

MAKE OUTS Mariners Baseball

Adam B.
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Adam B.
5 years 8 months ago

Mariners: Warning Track Power

Craig Glaser
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Craig Glaser
5 years 8 months ago

The Mets “Rush Prospects” would have been good for the past few years but has now been replaced with “Get Smart”

John Valjohn
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John Valjohn
5 years 8 months ago

Since we’re piling on my Mariners:

WASTE
RESOURCES

FELIX
ICHIRO

19
95

EVERYBODY
OUT

Jay
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5 years 8 months ago

I’d like to pass this one on from LetsGoTribe reader emd2k3 …

SELL HIGH: Indians Baseball

Mac
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Mac
5 years 8 months ago

DON’T WIN
Pittsburgh Pirates

Marc
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Marc
5 years 8 months ago

D-BACKS:

CLOSE EYES, THEN SWING HARD
LEADS ARE ONLY TEMPORARY
OVERDRAFT INJURED PLAYERS
FROM BUNT HOMERUNS TO BALK-OFFS

METS:

BLAME CITI FIELD

ROCKIES:

TINKER WITH HUMIDORS

Pitchers Hit Eighth
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5 years 8 months ago

#6 ORG: Mariners Baseball

Erminia Varanda
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5 years 8 months ago

Hi :)
thanks a lot – this is so great…

I just wish I could design a tee grafix like here: http://justfaces.spreadshirt.com/aa-long-sleeve-hooded-tee-face-chantal-A5531459

Do you have any idea how to create such a design? or is there a cheap – cant find anything on bing about it –

Thanks xox

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