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Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

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Amani Toomer spent the first few years of his career in the LT/Phil Simms Giants togs.

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Michael Jordan has two stages to his Bulls career: before and after he started shaving his head

 

And IMO before he started shaving his head he looks wrong in this jersey

 

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and right in the cursive jersey

 

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Starting to be Jose Bautista in the previous jays identity

 

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Because his most iconic Jays moments for better:

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Or worse:

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Are in the current ones.

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Kobe with the old Lakers unis

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And now for a trip in the wayback machine:

 

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Al Kaline in the Tigers 1960 home set. It (thankfully) only lasted one season.

 

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Billy Martin took over the A's in 1980, and wore the full mid-70s uniform for a very short time.

 

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But he soon got rid of everything from that set.  The first thing to go was the white manager/coach cap.

 

 

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Then the green jersey was removed from the set.

 

The white jersey, which had been rarely seen because it was worn only on Sundays at home (except Game 7 of the 1973 World Series, for some reason), became the regular home jersey.

 

 

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The next season Billy removed the "A's" logo from the yellow jersey, replacing it with an "Oakland" script.  Here are the pitchers whose arms Billy ruined, wearing the uniform whose design he ruined, presented alongside the man himself.

 

 

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In 1982, the green was darkened, and a new buttondown home uniform with piping was introduced.  The pants were returned to belted.  That uniform was actually beautiful, and should never have been changed.  It it far better than the current uniform.   The road uniform was mismatched; it was a pullover/beltless design, in grey, with the "Oakland" script".

 

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It is this uniform and the one immediately above it that I associate with Billy in his stint as A's manager.

 

 

 

 

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When we think of Norm Snead as a Giant, we think of him in Yankee Stadium or the Yale Bowl, wearing the traditional uniform.

We do not think of him in Giants Stadium wearing the set that would become associated with Simms and LT (minus the white helmet stripes).  But he was reacquired in 1976.

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1 hour ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

Billy Martin took over the A's in 1980, and wore the full mid-70s uniform for a very short time.

 

Image result for billy martin oakland

 

 

But he soon got rid of everything from that set.  The first thing to go was the white manager/coach cap.

 

 

Image result for billy martin oakland 1980

 

 

Then the green jersey was removed from the set.

 

The white jersey, which had been rarely seen because it was worn only on Sundays at home (except Game 7 of the 1973 World Series, for some reason), became the regular home jersey.

 

 

Image result for rickey henderson 1981    Image result for billy martin oakland 1980

 

 

The next season Billy removed the "A's" logo from the yellow jersey, replacing it with an "Oakland" script.  Here are the pitchers whose arms Billy ruined, wearing the uniform whose design he ruined, presented alongside the man himself.

 

 

Image result for oakland a's 1980   Image result for billy martin oakland 1980

 

 

In 1982, the green was darkened, and a new buttondown home uniform with piping was introduced.  The pants were returned to belted.  That uniform was actually beautiful, and should never have been changed.  It it far better than the current uniform.   The road uniform was mismatched; it was a pullover/beltless design, in grey, with the "Oakland" script".

 

Image result for billy martin oakland 1980

 

Image result for billy martin oakland 1980

 

It is this uniform and the one immediately above it that I associate with Billy in his stint as A's manager.

 

 

 

 

Note the black shoes he is wearing in the last pic. It seems odd seeing the Athletics in anything but white shoes....

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12 hours ago, TrueYankee26 said:

Starting to be Jose Bautista in the previous jays identity

 

600_bautista.jpg

 

Because his most iconic Jays moments for better:

bautista_flip.jpg

 

Or worse:

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Are in the current ones.

 

I would disagree with that.  I think Bautista really made a name for himself in 2010 and 2011.  Those were his best seasons, and not even subjectively, but based on stats.  2010 was without a doubt his breakout year and he followed that up with an even better 2011 (except for HR totals).  His career high in HRs was in 2010 and the only year he batted over 0.300 was in 2011.  So he peaked in 2010 and 2011 and has been declining (relatively speaking) ever since.  And he wore the "Black Jays" look during those two seasons.

 

I would say if anything for him, it's a tossup as to which is really his right jersey.  In other words, neither of them is really right or wrong, and he probably doesn't belong in this thread.

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