In the past, All-Stars have worn their team’s uniform for the game, leading to a mix of stripes and reds and blues – let’s be honest, most of the teams’ colors are red and blue – on the field. It’s special to see a lot of uniforms that otherwise are rarely together on the field.
But like Spider Tack, that isn’t happening this year.
For the first time in the history of the game, these jerseys will actually be worn during the game. In the past, they were worn during the Home Run Derby or the workouts, and of course, available for purchase.
I actually like the caps; the stars are meant to evoke the beautiful mountains of Colorado; if you look closely, each point of the star is a purple mountain (majesty) with a white peak.
The jerseys look cheap and hectic, which is pretty much the polar opposite of how you want something that’s being worn on the national stage to look. The fact that the NL will wear white and the AL will wear navy is clearly due to the fact that the game was originally supposed to be played in Atlanta, Georgia.
Overall, instead of being clean and classic for the first All-Star Game of uniform uniforms, MLB chose mess.
This was my first thought:
The rest of Baseball Twitter also had some strong feelings about the uniforms:
There are a lot of things that need fixing in MLB, including the All-Star voting process, but the uniforms aren’t one of them. As usual, MLB has its priorities in order.