Lamar baseball players from teams of 1992-96 surround coach Jim Gilligan and his recently presented rocking chair during Gilligan’s retirement ceremony before Saturday’s game against Sam Houston State. (I.C. Murrell/The News)
BEAUMONT — Lamar athletic director Jason Henderson said that longtime baseball coach Jim Gilligan did not want a plaque for his upcoming retirement.
So, Henderson did one better: He gave Gilligan a rocking chair made out of baseball bat wood, with bats making up its arms and legs.
Prices start at $1,650 for a standard rocker. Before the umpire cries “Play Ball” on the construction of your rocker, we require a 50% deposit. This deposit can be in the form of a cashier’s check, money order or we gladly accept Visa & MasterCard with an additional 2.86% processing charge. The remaining 50% will be due prior to shipping.
Shipping & Handling
Each and every rocker we build is personalized to its customer with many hours of TLC. We take great pride in our workmanship and want it to stay that way. Shipping of your new rocker can be handled two different ways depending on where its destination is located. One of the options we like to offer is personally hand delivering the rocker to your door utilizing our "Supple Rocker" Transit Connect van. When the rocker is shipping to other parts of the United States or out of the country we use a Freight Management Logistics company located in Portland, OR. to handle the move. Your rocker is shipped fully insured in a recyclable, corrugated crate attached to a custom fitted wood platform. The crate measures: 42" L x 30" W x 46" H and will weigh 100 lbs (the rocker itself weighs 35 lbs). The shipping company also offers an optional "White Glove" service which along with delivery includes unpacking, placing the rocker, and hauling away the packaging materials. We can provide you with a quote if this service interests you. Give us a call or e-mail and we can discuss the optimum way to ship your rocker at the most affordable price.
The Supple Rocker chairs are protected by various intellectual property rights, including design patent rights, trade dress, trademark rights, and copyrights. Chair designs are protected under US Design Pat. No. 647,712. US TM Reg. No. 4,920,340 protects the unique ticket stub chair back. US TM Reg. 4,883,281 protects the configuration of baseball bats forming arms and front legs of a chair. US TM Reg. No. 4,864,738 protects the configuration of baseball bats forming arm rests and rear legs of a chair. Common law and other unregistered trade dress, copyrights, and design rights may apply to various features and combinations of features in the chairs. All rights reserved. Supple Rockers. 2016