The Force is with David Eckstein’s wife and her sci-fi clothing line


America loves Hollywood couples, especially when they involve professional athletes.

Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly.  Eva Longoria and Tony Parker.  Pete Sampras and Veronica Vaughn.  Posh and David Beckham.  David and Ashley Eckstein.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch.  I mean, Pete Sampras has been out of the national spotlight for years.  David and Ashley Eckstein are Hollywood’s latest power couple.  While Mr. Eckstein struts his grit as the every-day second baseman for the San Diego Padres, his wife is making substantial moves in the nerd industry.  Recently, Ashley Eckstein founded, a website for female sci-fi fans.

According to the website, is a place for female sci-fi fans “to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded.”  Ha, the spotlight.  You know, as opposed to a deep, dark basements.

But how are sci-fi nerds supposed to be recognized and rewarded?  Well, by tons of merchandise, of course.  A lot of it.

Like this one…

Personally, we think a HUGE opportunity was missed with a comparison between David Eckstein and Yoda.

Ashley, if you’re accepting t-shirt design ideas, please consider this a formal submission from

(HT: @HeathBorders)


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