To: Roy Halladay
Hello! It's Zoo With Roy, of I Want to Go to the Zoo with Roy Halladay, the world's single most successful bolg about wanting to go to the zoo with... you (?) ... ever (you can find us on the web at zoowithroy.com; as featured recently in the New York Times).
But enough with introductions. I'm sure it's come to your attention that the busters over at MLBPA made me remove my funner shirt from the ZWR web store, a shirt that was made in large part- I feel obliged to add- to foster a greater sense of community and revel in this celebratory period of success for the team that we fans invest so much of our time, energy, love, and money in. Seemingly converse to that sentiment, I understand the foundational intent behind the lawyers' action (while disagreeing with it and, frankly, questioning some aspects of the legal validity). But at any rate, I don't have near the resources or capacity to fight this.
So I come to you, our hero. Would you (or your agent or whatever--I know you're kind of busy right now...) be willing to grant me expressed written consent to sell the "It's Only Gonna Get Funner" t-shirt?
Since it's now become a matter of principle, I'll happily donate 100% of the profit I make off of it to the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This would be a classic win-win scenario. I'd also like to ask the MLBPA to match said donation, but we'll take baby steps for now.
Oh, and if you do this please have it notarized.
All the best... see you when we go to the zoo. Beat the Giants.