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Trends I've noticed in baseball uniforms


msubulldog

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1) In cool weather, and sometimes warmer temps, players wearing sweatshirts or hoodies instead of windbreakers.

2) Less and less players wearing long sleeves under their jerseys in cool/cold weather--including pitchers.

3) Managers wearing short-sleeve pullovers instead of a regular jersey.

Are there any others I'm missing?

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I think the hoodie thing started in the playoffs a few years ago. It's probablly a marketing thing. I know tons of people around here bought the generic "post season" or "playoffs" when the phillies were in it. It looks odd to see players in a gray sweatshirt over their red and white uniform.

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Didn't MLB institute a rule a couple years ago requiring managers to wear jerseys under their short-sleeved jackets, not instead of?

Yes. They caught Terry Francona (I believe) without his jersey a few times and that sparked the rule.

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Didn't MLB institute a rule a couple years ago requiring managers to wear jerseys under their short-sleeved jackets, not instead of?

I'm not sure if it's actually still enforced though.

I still don't understand why a manager needs to wear a uniform at all. Certainly they can come up with coaching gear that would allow for them to look professional but not silly in stretch doubleknit.

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Didn't MLB institute a rule a couple years ago requiring managers to wear jerseys under their short-sleeved jackets, not instead of?

I'm not sure if it's actually still enforced though.

I still don't understand why a manager needs to wear a uniform at all. Certainly they can come up with coaching gear that would allow for them to look professional but not silly in stretch doubleknit.

Tradition, I guess? Maybe from the times player/managers were more common... Also, baseball is pretty much the only team sport where a manager/coach can enter the playing field (if only for pitching changes and berating the umpires...)

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