There are multiple entrants in today’s sweepstakes, though no prize is actually available, or even offered. When trolling the wires I usually look for one of three things: 1) something that looks great, 2) something that does not, 3) something funny. Put all of these in category 2.
We’ll start with the Blue Jays, pictured above, who wore a road throwback for their home opener. I’ve said it before and it bears repeating: There’s a reason powder blue went away to begin with. Also, something isn’t ‘retro’ when: 1) it has an MLB logo on the collar, 2) it looks like pajamas for more reasons than simply being pajama-colored.
The Astros are next, for playing their fourth road game of the season without actually wearing their road uniforms. Drayton McLaine loves the reds. Great. Make that jersey the official road look and get on with it already.
And then there’s the A’s. What the hell …
Finally, there’s this lady. Cool, huh? She’s a serial offender, wearing this for the 2006 home opener (note the banner on the main gate on her hat), and this for a Packers game last season. Her husband, on the right in the first picture, dresses up, too. Clearly, the schtick is lettered sunglasses, feathered hair, and a white turtleneck. I feel sorry for anybody who has to sit anywhere near those two at any event, sporting or otherwise.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go paint my face and chest in Cubs pinstripes so I can properly cheer the team. — Bryan