There’s a longtime Royals fan in my office. He’s the kind of guy who has a Cooperstown Collection George Brett jersey — powder blue, of course — and hailed the return of the once-abandoned hue. In fact, his only complaint was that the powder blue jersey didn’t look good with a royal blue hat and white pants. Well, duh. No, he would have preferred the full treatment, ala the Blue Jays … even though that’s a road uniform.
“Who cares?” he says. “It’s for the fans.”
Actually, it’s for their money. And those Blue Jays uniforms aren’t going to create any new fans. The more I look at them, the more I’m turned off not by the colors, but by the tailoring. They’re too baggy, both the jerseys and pants. Oh, and it’s still a road uniform.
But on to what made me choose today’s picture. First, it’s Carlos Guillen in all of his titanium-enriched splendor. I’m amazed every time I see all of that. Second, there’s the mismatching gray on Edgar Renteria. Stranger still is that Guillen is wearing the regular jersey and — surprisingly — looks fine. From what I’ve seen over the last year or so, it seems that if one guy wears Cool Base, they all do. This, obviously, was not the case on Friday.
So come on, Toronto — let’s get this stuff fixed, huh? — Bryan