With Cleveland currently enveloped by smoke from wildfires driven in part by climate change, the Guardians somehow decided that today was the right time to announce that they are selling space on their jersey to a petroleum company. Nicely done.
The new sleeve ad will make its on-field debut next Monday, July 3, and will remain on the team’s jerseys through 2026.
Cleveland is the 12th MLB team so far to whore out their uniform to an advertiser. The other 11 are the Padres, Red Sox, D-backs, Angels, Astros, Reds, Marlins, Mets, Cardinals, Tigers, and Atlanta. Several additional teams have said that they’re actively searching for a uni advertiser, so we’ll probably see more in-season announcements in the weeks and months to come.