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Black and White Uniforms Across MLB For Players’ Weekend 2019

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Yeah as atrocious as it sounds the idea of the players designing their own jerseys and caps like an elementary school class that gets to decorate their own tshirts is probably the ultimate way to really achieve "unique individual player expression." 

 

The way it is now, to borrow someone's stormtrooper analogy, is like stormtroopers wearing different colored boots and gloves. 

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2 hours ago, rmc523 said:

 

Except you cant see their faces from the stands either.

 

i dont think thats a problem, really. you know who is at bat and who is in what position. tv / radio / in-stadium calls identify the players as well. 

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24 minutes ago, BrandMooreArt said:

 

i dont think thats a problem, really. you know who is at bat and who is in what position. tv / radio / in-stadium calls identify the players as well. 

Careful there.  I once said this very thing while downplaying the crime against society that is the marlins third jersey. People here really place a premium on reading names on jerseys except for NNOB I guess 

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The lack of contrast on the white jerseys and the hats is truly awful. If you're going for "black and white" uniforms, do that, not "black or white."

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6 hours ago, Brandon9485 said:

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but I had some personal business in St. Louis this morning so I made a stop at Busch Stadium. They had the hats out but not the jerseys. The STL was not embroidered, but rather a rubbery material. Not as bad as the pro light hats where it was stuck on, but not good either. They had both white and black available. I think it’s evident from the pictures, but the hats are the same mesh material as the current BP caps.

 

As a hat guy, I could not find anything redeeming about them. 

 

It’s not like it’s difficult to find a “regular” new era hat in tonal black and probably tonal white as well. What use are these, then? Talk about a swing and a miss!

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1 hour ago, Digby said:

 

It’s not like it’s difficult to find a “regular” new era hat in tonal black and probably tonal white as well. What use are these, then? Talk about a swing and a miss!

I do feel like these caps have already existed in some forms for most MLB teams:

 

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18 hours ago, BrandMooreArt said:

i dont think thats a problem, really. you know who is at bat and who is in what position. tv / radio / in-stadium calls identify the players as well. 

 

You're absolutely right.

 

We don't need NOB on jerseys after all.

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22 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

You're absolutely right.

 

We don't need NOB on jerseys after all.

The Dodgers tried this years ago. it did not go over well.

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19 hours ago, BrandMooreArt said:

 

i dont think thats a problem, really. you know who is at bat and who is in what position. tv / radio / in-stadium calls identify the players as well. 

 

Then why not have all players wear completely blank jerseys.  People know what teams are playing, why have that on there? lol

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17 minutes ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

The Dodgers tried this years ago. it did not go over well.

 

Sure it did.  Vin Scully didn't like it, and that was enough.  But now that we know uniform legibility isn't an issue.... ;) 

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22 hours ago, Brandon9485 said:

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but I had some personal business in St. Louis this morning so I made a stop at Busch Stadium. They had the hats out but not the jerseys. The STL was not embroidered, but rather a rubbery material. Not as bad as the pro light hats where it was stuck on, but not good either. They had both white and black available. I think it’s evident from the pictures, but the hats are the same mesh material as the current BP caps.

 

As a hat guy, I could not find anything redeeming about them. 

 

I picked up an NFC version of this cap earlier this year on discount and it has the same logo treatment. 

AFC New Era 2018 Pro Bowl 9FIFTY Adjustable Hat – Red

It's actually not a bad look, and I could see this being the future of 59Fifty On Fields. But why in the world would you just make them all black or all white? What a terrible decision that is. 

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Didn't the Little League Classic jerseys match the Players Weekend jerseys the last couple of years? 

 

I mean, as gaudy as they as these they're much better than the white and black crap they're using for the Players Weekend.

 

Plus, I KINDA like the team nicknames on the front like that. 

 

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They look like Brooklyn Nets Promo Night jerseys. Like something the first 5,000 fans would get at the gate. 

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16 minutes ago, kimball said:

Didn't the Little League Classic jerseys match the Players Weekend jerseys the last couple of years? 

 

I mean, as gaudy as they as these they're much better than the white and black crap they're using for the Players Weekend.

 

Plus, I KINDA like the team nicknames on the front like that. 

 

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This feels like what the regular players weekend should've/would've been, and plans were laid out for it, and then the monochrome thing somehow appeared at the last minute.

 

I kinda like them, but I'm a sucker for both pullovers and contrasting sleeves, which is why I liked the last few years of jerseys even though my Red Sox literally never won a game in them. But the nickname thing is a little much.

 

If they really want to capture the Little League aesthetic, they should wear threadbare jerseys with the printing peeling off; A quarter of the teams can wear outdated logos from 10 years ago and another quarter can have generic unlicensed printing.

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I like the team nickname thing for players weekend as long as it's a common nickname like the bucs or buccos instead of The Burgh. There are plenty of solid nicknames that would be good in that style like Halos, Fish, Tribe, Stros, Rox, and Brew Crew.

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4 hours ago, rmc523 said:

 

Then why not have all players wear completely blank jerseys.  People know what teams are playing, why have that on there? lol

 

i dont know, i didnt design them; theres' no right answer here. but the black-on-black (or white) look is nice i think. thats part of the fashion aspect of it

 

4 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

Sure it did.  Vin Scully didn't like it, and that was enough.  But now that we know uniform legibility isn't an issue.... ;) 

 

its one game, y'all will be fine. 

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38 minutes ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

I like the team nickname thing for players weekend as long as it's a common nickname like the bucs or buccos instead of The Burgh. There are plenty of solid nicknames that would be good in that style like Halos, Fish, Tribe, Stros, Rox, and Brew Crew.

 

Yeah, I could go with nicknames for a players weekend look.

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48 minutes ago, BrandMooreArt said:

its one game, y'all will be fine. 

 

Ah, yes.  The "NEEEEERDS!" argument.  Works every time. :P 

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