By John Ekdahl
We were dreading it, and yesterday began this year’s edition of “Players’ Weekend” in Major League Baseball. While we knew what to expect, it’s difficult to put into words just how awful it actually looked when the players finally took the field. You couldn’t read the team names, you had difficulty making out the numbers and you couldn’t read the nicknames. Wasn’t that half the point of this exercise, to let players highlight their nicknames?
In Chicago, the Cubs all wore blue hats instead of white. This was reportedly because Jon Lester didn’t like the black hat pitchers were forced to wear due to the difficulty in picking up the baseball for hitters. If pitchers are going to wear a different cap than the rest of the team, why not just go all-out soccer goalie and have them wear full neon green?
Yankees vs. Dodgers: two iconic sports franchises with two absolutely classic uniforms. Two teams who rarely get the opportunity to play each other, and the entire weekend will be lost to these eyesores. What a complete waste.
The Players Weekend uniforms pic.twitter.com/q7inonUt34
— Jenn (@baseballnchill) August 23, 2019
This was driving me crazy last night.
— Jake Yergs (@headwhop26) August 24, 2019
Aaron Judge is wearing cleats signed by every kid who played in the Little League World Series.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 23, 2019
There were inconsistencies all over the place yesterday, including some Sox players wearing their regular batting helmets.
— Eric Kohli (@EKohli) August 24, 2019
White helmets + pine tar = not a great look.
— Jakob Fox (@JakobLFox) August 24, 2019
Isn't it interesting how most of the typography and graphics are illegible, but the New Era maker's mark is plain as day? pic.twitter.com/ovkxM0tLXH
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) August 24, 2019
Jack Flaherty is honoring Tyler Skaggs with his cleats this weekend.
Tonight was for you, Ty. pic.twitter.com/7nIohv8wwG
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 24, 2019
Miami has revealed what unis they’ll be wearing against Florida tonight.
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) August 23, 2019