A’s… wear the yellow unis today

The A’s have worn their green tops, gray tops and white tops.
It’s time for the yellow tops.

I love the yellow tops. It harkens back to the Reggie Jackson/Vida Blue/Catfish Hunter/Rollie Fingers years.

And it doesn’t say “Athletics”, which I always found to be a lame name.
They are the A’s, and the uniform says so.

And besides, the A’s clinched the AL West in those threads.

Break them out. Beat Verlander in bright yellow shirts.

Let’s go A’s.

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Mixed thoughts on Turn Back The Clock Uniforms in Texas

I am a big fan of turn back the clock nights at stadiums. In fact when the A’s and Pirates wore retro uniforms, it was not only one of the coolest games of the 2010 but also THE best local broadcast I ever saw.

Today the Texas Rangers turned back the clock against the California Angels. (Hey, when they wear those unis, you can drop all of the Los Angeles of Anaheim nonsense.)

I have some positive and negative things to say about the threads.

The Angels uniforms aren’t bad. I wish they would go back to the dark blue crown when they play on the road and wear the red caps at home.

But I had to look up if they were accurate or not. I never remembered them having the lower case a on the front of the uniform.

(Evidently they did in the early 1970s.)

As much as I like seeing the old uniforms, they did make me appreciate the modern version a little bit more.

The lower case letters on the chest look a little odd. Make them capital letters and maybe you have their away uniforms. (And keep the pants with the built in belts.)

The Rangers?

Oh man, this organization just has had a hard time getting their uniforms right, haven’t they?

The Rangers were frequently featured in my “Most Forgettable Uniforms of the Last 30 Years.”

And which was the very first forgettable uniform I profiled?

The duds the Rangers wore today!

I know they were going for the frontier feel with the letters. But they are just so unmemorable and so bland.

Even a dynamic player like Josh Hamilton looks boring in them. Don’t they look like a uniform that a baseball player would wear in a movie where they didn’t get the rights for MLB logos?

Then again their current uniforms are pretty dull.

I wrote about this already, but the bland “TEXAS” front is just lazy. Go back to the red Pudge Rodriguez specials and stay there.

When am I ever wrong about uniforms?

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The A’s and Blue Jays game was great and LOOKED great

The A’s and Jays played in front of evidently friends and family in Oakland tonight. And like the game played in front of virtually nobody in Pittsburgh, it was a back and forth game ending on a walk off homer.

The Blue Jays took the lead with 2 outs in the top of the 9th. The A’s tied it and won on Brandon Inge’s grand slam.

It was damn good baseball.
And it was damn pretty baseball.

After years of wearing ugly or dull or totally unmemorable uniforms, the A’s and the Blue Jays finally LOOK like the A’s and the Blue Jays again!

The Blue Jays have the bird with the maple leaf back, looking more like George Bell or Joe Carter than they have for a decade and a half. And check out the yellow unis that read “A’s” instead of “Athletics.”

It’s starting to feel like all is right with the world again.

Now break out the dark green jerseys and I will be one happy Sully!

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