As you surely know by now, the Texas Rangers unveiled their City Connect uniform on Monday. In a not unrelated development, a package arrived yesterday at Uni Watch HQ. Inside was the box shown above. And what was inside that box? Let’s take a look:
I have to admit, that’s a fun package. Now let’s take a closer look at the items that were inside the box, beginning with the cap (which, interestingly, has a blue underbrim):
Then there’s the jersey, which is a replica, so it doesn’t have the front number, which seems like a really big departure from the actual jersey design:
Then there’s this little sheet, which repeats info and pics from this web page (which, incidentally, is the same page linked by the QR code shown near the beginning of the unboxing video):
Then there’s this promo booklet, which is actually quite nice and includes some cool old photos:
And then, for some reason, there’s a USB cable.
I have no idea what that’s for. If it’s supposed to connect to a particular device, that device was not included in my promo box: Update: I now see that there’s a little port on the side of the box, which I hadn’t noticed before. So the cable is for charging the LED lights.
While I was taking these photos out on the porch, my upstairs neighbor/landlord walked by. “What’s that logo?” he asked. When I explained that it’s supposed to be a “TX,” he just kinda blinked and shook his head.
I tried on the cap and jersey, just for the hell of it:
And there you have it. I’m keeping the USB cord (I figure you can never have too many of those) and the light-up box (I can repurpose that for a gift), but the rest of this stuff is ticketed for the annual year-end raffle, so you’ll be seeing it again in December.
My thanks to the Rangers for giving away this stuff that I in turn can give away to Uni Watch readers!