First of all let me start this off by saying that I am one of those Sports fans that is always noticing small things about uniforms, I read the Uni-Watch blog and I get excited over small uni changes. The fact that I used to get upset watching Gio pitch because he had too much green on his shoes and my Closet of over 40 jerseys (only of teams I support) can give you a clue as to the level of my unhealthy fixation. Although I would be an A's fan no matter what they wore, I am very proud that Oakland was at the forefront of baseball in many fashion related ways. So with that in mind I'd like to touch on a few things that bother me or just jump out to me with respect to the A's uni's. If Uniforms aren't your thing I totally respect that, but there is no need to comment just to say "Who cares about uniforms" if that is the case.
First off I'd like to talk about our current home alternates, the gold Jerseys. At first I didn't really like these, I thought they looked a bit too much like the "jerseys" made for fans that have the same template for every team in baseball and normally sell for 25 bucks at Target or Ross. Then something changed, maybe it was last years win streak where we even went so far as to wear them on the road with gray pants (not a good look btw) and maybe it continued to change with Cespedes' 14th inn HR and Inge's Walk off. I dunno but I'm starting to actually get excited when I see the Gold tops. A few things could make these jerseys even better though IMO. 1. The green accents on the sleeves and neck that run down the front of the shirt seem like they don't go anywhere. I think this could be fixed simply by putting a single thing green stripe down the sides of our white pants. The stripe would only be worn with the Alternates of course. 2 The Gold jerseys look beautiful during day games, but under the lights they don't look quite as good, not so much a change as it is an observation.
The Green Road Alternates: Although i like these I think they would be nicer and point more towards our glory years in the 70's if they were Green versions of our Gold alts. That is that they would not say Athletics but rather A's over the left chest.
Batting Helmets: Are we the only team in the majors that has a road cap but not a road batting helmet to match it? This used to bother me but now I kinda like it as seeing the road grays with our yellow billed helmet reminds me of the late 80's early 90's teams. It does seem strange however that we had throwback helmets for the game at fenway but he don't have everyday road helmets.
Throwback Thursdays: How are you gonna have throwback thursdays and not where throwback jerseys? With a history of jerseys as rich as we have with this club how can you not have the players wear some throwbacks on these days? Needless to say that when the A's came out on thursday I was disappointed not to be treated to a turn back the clock game.
Rant Over! Thanks for reading and Lets Go Oakland!