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You should have been able to eyeball a white jersey with white numbers and say "no, this won't work."

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Wow. Just saw black team vs white team highlights. OMG. SO ILLEGIBLE.  How can this happen?

 

Highlights were of the Cubs and nationals. The nationals looked like the marlins out there lol. Cubs wore their normal blue caps. Odd stuff. 

 

Right as WC heats up, they pull this crap 

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54 minutes ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

At least have the umps in blue tops!

 

I think this is one of those cases where you don't know HOW bad it is until you see them in action.

No we knew how bad it would be the second we saw the jerseys. Unless you mean it’s even worse than you thought it was going to be then yea but that’s only if you didn’t think it was going to be hot garbage.

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1 hour ago, Bucfan56 said:

Has MLB done anything good with itself since Rob Manfred took over? It really does feel like the entire sport has fallen off a cliff since Selig left. No credit to Selig because he was mostly trash too, and some of that may be a coincidence and it was probably teetering on the edge for years before it finally slipped off, but there's gotta be some connection here.

 

#IMissBudSelig.  #NoSeriously.

 

New Era was pushing for years to put their logo on the side of caps.  As soon as Bud isn't there to stop them, we get New Era logos on the sides of caps.

 

Bud took a lot of :censored:, some of it justified, but he also deserves some credit.

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1 hour ago, MattMill said:

Wow. Just saw black team vs white team highlights. OMG. SO ILLEGIBLE.  How can this happen?

 

Highlights were of the Cubs and nationals. The nationals looked like the marlins out there lol. Cubs wore their normal blue caps. Odd stuff. 

 

Right as WC heats up, they pull this crap 

 

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Regular Padres unis aren’t so bad now are they?

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Looking at Twitter, from veteran columnists to players to regular fans, this weekend is an absolute joke. But it's getting talked about, right?

 

Sadness at dodger stadium 

 

Players sort of seem to like it

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I've seen a couple of different broadcasts today and on all of them the announcers were openly questioning the uniforms.

 

To this all I can say is too bad every team doesn't have a Chris Sale today.

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Can the players just strike already? This crap should get the MLBPA head fired (as I think "Players' Weekend" was part of the latest CBA). Instead of gimmick weekends, why not try to work for a better working environment and more security of employment? 

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From a distance, these look like cricket uniforms.

 

8 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

Can the players just strike already? This crap should get the MLBPA head fired (as I think "Players' Weekend" was part of the latest CBA). Instead of gimmick weekends, why not try to work for a better working environment and more security of employment? 

 

Seriously. Free agency is a dumpster fire, there's service time manipulation left and right, top tier starters and relievers were free agents into the month of June, but hey, we have funky jerseys with nicknames on the back!

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Don't the players have to approve this? Wasn't "ways to express themselves" something they were asking for such as less regulations on cleats designs and other accessories such as the neon volt arm sleeves and the ones with country flags? Just saying because some are making it sound like we should feel bad for the players wearing this but I think the origins of this might be partly their fault. 

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The Reds wear matching white helmets for this one-off event but can’t even bother to match their normal road helmet with their road cap. Makes sense. 

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I've looked at several clips from different games and, just as I figured, the gimmick of monochromatic jerseys allowing the colored accessories to stand out more is absolutely not happening. The caps, jerseys and pants make up such a huge portion of the uniform that the gloves and cleats get totally lost. Aquino on the Reds just looks like a snowman who happens to be wearing red gloves, it's not like "OMG THOSE GLOVES ARE SO AMAZING!!"

 

Now that I mention Aquino in red gloves I'm also noticing how many players don't have anything special except for the cleats so it's even worse since many aren't playing along.

 

None of this crap works.

 

And I'm not buying that they had to see this to believe it wasn't gonna work. The idea was stupid from the start. If anything, seeing it in action would or should have made us say it was better than expected but not worse.

 

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After three years of this I see there's only two aspects with potential that can be done with dignity and respect to the team uniforms and still play the marketing towards youth aspect: nicknames and cleats.

 

I would be happy with Players Weekend just being nicknames on regular jerseys along with the crazy cleats designs.

 

I was gonna say you could include batting gloves and arm sleeves but most players already wear those very colorful and customized so whatever.

 

Make a story of the nicknames and zoom in on the cleats and call it a day. Also in this manner you'd be targeting kids and still showing off the great uniforms. Like "hey Aaron Judge has awesome cleats and man that Yankee jersey is sweet too" 

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5 hours ago, tp49 said:

Cubs are at least wearing their regular hats with the ice cream man whites.  Hope other teams follow suit.

 

Have MLB channel on and they said that MLB wasn't happy about it and sent a memo to all teams after Cubs did that saying you must wear the white and black hats.

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The socks are kinda nice on their own?

 

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I feel like this is a similar scenario to when my mom used to ask me to vacuum as a kid. I always made sure to do such an abysmal job, that she would never dare to ask me to vacuum again.  

 

Its almost like the heads at MLB secretly don’t really like the “Players Weekend” stuff, so they did such an abysmal job of it nobody will ever ask them to do that again. 

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