Saturday, May 2, 2009

Morning Photo(s): May 1st Was Awesome Retro Jersey Night

When I was younger, I brought a hat. It was not just any hat though. It was a replica 1970s Pittsburgh Pirates "We Are Family" hat that was completely black except for some stunningly bright yellow lines streaking across the cap. Of course, there was the bright yellow "P", which stood out like a sore thumb. Despite how strange the hat looked, I actually wore the damn thing. Perhaps it was the thinking that if I wore this hat, I would magically morph into Willie Stargell.

Well, that didn't happen.

So, I'll go with the more logical reasoning: I love the retro look. And who doesn't? Watching grown men run around a baseball diamond wearing often hideously distinguishable clothing is magical. Jerseys these days are just not the same as they were 20 or 30 years ago. The more retro I get, the better.

You can imagine my jubilation when I saw the pictures from Friday's games. Two of the best retro jersey of all time were on display:


I have seen the Brewers wear these jerseys a number of times and each time, I like the jersey more and more. The design is subtle, yet stunning for some reason. Whoever designed the Brewers helmets gets a A+ in my book!


As the San Diego Chargers have proven, the powder blue look is not just classy, but awesome. It boggles my mind that the Blue Jays do not use these jerseys more. I don't care if the jersey is retro, it's too awesome not to break out more often. Could you imagine if the Blue Jays have a big game against the Sox and Yanks and the manager dramatically decides to break out the powder blues hoping to inspire the team.

That'd be pretty sweet...and ridiculous.

And finally, this jersey is not retro, but can anyone explain to me what is going on here?


Why is the number so off to the side? The jersey looks retro, but after further review, it clearly isn't and therefore, is just goofy looking.

1 comment:

Jonathan Etkowicz said...

Retro/throwbacks are usually fun to see used. I also like the old 80s Brewers uniforms. The Mariners are wearing 1939 retro Seattle Rainiers uniforms tonight. I like them. What do you think? I'm not so high on the A's Oaks throwbacks.