I was busy on Wednesday night, so I didn’t watch the Mets/Yanks game. If I had, I definitely would have noticed Yankees starter Carlos Rodón’s right sleeve cuff, which was rolled up in a way that just happened to obscure the team’s new sleeve advertisement.
At least one observer did notice:
Carlos Rodon is hiding the Starr Insurance patch on the jersey lmao pic.twitter.com/xCIt8hFc3G
— Carlos Rodon fan (@YankeesStats_) July 26, 2023
Did Rodón do this for the entire game? No, unfortunately. His ad-blocker was activated for the first two innings:
But someone must have put the kibosh on that, because the sleeve was no longer rolled up for the remainder of his 5⅔-inning stint:
Although the Yanks’ sleeve advertisement was announced on July 12, the team didn’t begin wearing it until July 21. Wednesday’s game was Rodón’s first start since then. Does he normally roll up his sleeve? Nope:
Conclusion: Rodón was making a little statement about the uni ad by rolling up his sleeve on Wednesday night, and then was told to stop. He is now Uni Watch’s favorite MLB player (even though he’s a Yankee). Free Carlos Rodón!
(My thanks to Phil for bringing this situation to my attention.)