Jersey Monday: Evan Longoria

I have to thank my parents for a lot of the jerseys in my collection. Often they'll travel and when they get there, they'll ask me if I want anything, and 9 times out of 10, my response is a jersey from one of the local teams.

That's how I ended up with an Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays jersey. The timing worked out pretty well, since the team had just changed their jerseys (and nickname) and Longoria had just been called up. The Rays ended up having their best season that year, reaching the World Series before losing to the Phillies.

I don't wear baseball jerseys very often, but my Longoria jersey is one of the few that I will wear, mostly because he's a damn good player and it's a nice simple jersey.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.