At his online store called Barry’s World, Barry Goldberg sells what he calls “wacky, surreal and wholly unique gifts.” One T-shirt logo he dreamed up was inspired from the children’s book, “Charlotte’s Web.”
As the story goes, Charlotte the spider was trying to raise attention for her barnyard friend, Wilbur the pig. She spun a message in her web that said “Some Pig.”
Goldberg recreated that as a graphic to sell on shirts and whatever else it could be attached to — mousepads, coasters, Christmas ornaments … thongs.
Meanwhile, Yasiel Puig mania erupted in Los Angeles, and beyond.
Goldberg’s “Some Pig” graphic eventually was recirculated as “Some Puig.” Yet Goldberg didn’t really take notice of it until it was recently pointed out to him.
“It looks like somebody took original and altered it to add an extra letter,” the New Jersey businessman said. “To be honest, I’ve never even hear of Mr. Puig.”
Could he be the only one who doesn’t know why we’re about to name the Dodgers outfielder as the 2013 Los Angeles Sports Person of the Year? Stay tuned.
Previous winners of the Los Angeles Sports Person of the Year award:
2012: Dodgers ownership team of Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson
2011: AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke
2010: New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush
2009: Thousand Oaks teenage sailors Zac and Abby Sunderland
2008: Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez
2007: Galaxy midfielder David Beckham
2006: Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti
2005: USC running back Reggie Bush and USC Heisman winning quarterback Matt Leinart