When Yasiel Puig sparked the Los Angeles Dodgers and set the major leagues ablaze, all scouting eyes turned to Cuba in an effort to sign-and-smuggle the next Great Thing. Attention quickly focused on slugging first baseman Jose Abreu, and $70M later, he was signed by Chicago’s South-Siders.
Jose defected in August of 2013 and was already locked-in the Sox lineup by Opening Day 2014; his work ethic, sweet swing and explosive power quickly justified his signing while his great numbers and big smile made him a fan favorite in no time. Adjusting quickly to MLB pitching, Abreu is making a strong case for Rookie of the Year and MVP consideration.
At 6’3” and 255 pounds, Jose’s imposing stature earned him the nickname El Oso (The Bear) in Cuba, but when his Chicago teammates encountered his warm personality and friendly demeanor they quickly tweaked the nickname to conform to a beloved American version: Yogi. (Truth be told, he even looks a bit like the picnic-thieving character).
Celebrate the new star and the renewed enthusiasm at The Cell with this fun new shirt featuring a caricature of Jose Yogi Abreu!
Like all Cubby Tees, it is not an official product of any player, league, franchise or animation studio - it's just a comical piece of original art from our zany imagination; created by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for perfect printing. It comes on 100% cotton pre-shrunk tees in sizes small through 5XL. ( Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost