There’s been much discussion and praise tossed around in these parts during the great baseball throwback siege of 2008. It started with the Cubs and Braves on Thursday, followed with the Orioles and Giants on Friday, and peaked dizzyingly on Saturday with the Indians and Padres. Whee!
But it’s time to stop now. Not the praise — if that floats your boat, go for it. It’s time to stop the throwbacks if they’re going to be done like this. Or like this. Or even like this. The colors and fonts and hats and everything may be right, but until the uniforms are cut properly, it’s just a different costume. The point of the “throwback” is to display an old look. This isn’t old, it’s sloppy. This, for example, is a throwback. This is not. Tighten the pants and jerseys, get those cuffs up — not like this — and show some stirrup. And quit whining about comfort. Polyester on 90-degree days is uncomfortable no matter how it’s cut. Deal with it.
Now get off my lawn, you damn kids! — Bryan