‘Ventura-RIP’ jerseys in high demand by fans who want to honor pitcher who died so young
Update: Due to Major League Baseball protocol, Rally House says it is not allowed to sell custom jerseys for a deceased player. They were notified of the rule by MLB and contacted FOX 4 on Wednesday, Jan. 25, explaining that they would no longer be able to provide Ventura custom jerseys for customers.
Original story from January 23, 2017 below:
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three Rally House stores in the Kansas City metro area are taking orders for Yordano Ventura custom-printed jerseys.
The stores in Independence, Zona Rosa and Oak Park Mall area have printing equipment on site. It is best to call in advance and put in and pay for your order. The Ventura shirts can be printed with whatever you choose. Many fans are adding ‘RIP’ to the shirts along with Ventura’s name. Others are putting his number on it instead. The shirts are $100 for men and $80 for women; but the printing is an additional $20.
Ventura died in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. He was 25.