Jim Nichols, store manager of JC Penney in Dartmouth, was picking up the first batch of T-shirts from a manufacturer's distribution center in Lincoln, R.I., at 6 a.m.
"Our company made arrangements to get them bright and early this morning," Nichols
said, sounding a little tired."I'm burning the candle on both ends."After watching the game Sunday and checking his
got to bed in his
Dartmouth home at 2 a.m.Then, he
was up at 5 a.m. to make the trek to Lincoln, R.I. But Nichols has done this sort of thing before, having been the JC Penney manager for 16 years.
There was the Red Sox World Series win in 2004, not to mention the New England Patriots' various victories in recent years.For every win, fans need a shirt.Nichols
had about 1,000 T-shirts for sale.He
was planning to pick up about 500 more Monday afternoon, and then baseball hats today.By about 11:30 a.m., he
said he'd already sold about 100 T-shirts.
was hoping for a little rest before the first World Series game on Wednesday.If the Red Sox happen to win the Series for the second time this decade, he
said T-shirts and hats will vanish from the shelves. "It'll be multiplied by 10," Nichols