Life has been tough for the T-shirt vendors outside Wrigley Field over the last few years.
As the Cubs streak toward a fifth-straight fifth-place finish, it's gotten harder and harder to sell gear outside Wrigley Field, meaning vendors have had to get creative. Danny Ecker from Crain's Chicago Business runs down the life of a T-shirt vendor in Wrigleyville nowadays.
Joshua Soich owns the Chi City Sports kiosk outside Wrigley and has used the popularity of "Breaking Bad" for his best-sellers (h/t Crain's Chicago Business):
An idea around "The Lego Movie" has also been popular, thanks to a Lovable Loser spinoff of the "Everything is Awesome" theme song:
Even Jay Cutler has gotten into the act with the popular "Smokin' Jay" meme in T-shirt form:
Hey, those are all better options and less controversial than the old "Pujols mows my lawn" shirts.