Bryan’s busy today, so I’m on weekend duty for a change. Kind of a gimme, though, because there was a big throwback showdown in Tampa last night, with the Rays dressing up as the St. Petersburg Pelicans and the Astros doing the tequila sunrise thing. Rays mostly looked sharp. Too bad about the pajama epidemic and the nameplate interrupting the pinstripes, but how can you not love that sleeve patch?
As for the ’Stros, well, at least they were consistent — they got almost everything wrong. They wore their current helmets instead of throwbacks, straight NOBs instead of radially arched (the Astros have never in their history worn straight NOBs), belts instead of elastic waistbands, and the pants piping was laughably off-base (compare the throwback to the real thing). Sigh. Lots of additional pics here.