On June 24, 2017 at Safeco Field (Kingdome) the Seattle Mariners hosted the Houston Astros in a Turn Back the Clock game. The teams wore the 2017 version of their 1977 uniforms, rainbow uniforms for the Astros and the inaugural trident uniforms for the Mariners. V-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with elasticized waistbands. The Mariners and Astros also played in a Turn Back the Clock game against each other in 2014. Let's cut to the chase, just like today, the game featured terrible high-cuffed pants and baggy full length "pajama pants" so I'll only include shots from the elasticized waistbands up. These games are becoming such a disappointment because they are so anachronistic.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Red Alaska Goldpanners v-neck pullover jersey from 1983. Very classy but not a big fan of combining it with navy blue sansabelt baseball pants with a striped elasticized waistband. Obviously, society is for sansabelt baseball pants, just not navy pants with a red jersey. Grow the game, baseball teams, and only wear pullover jerseys. The fans and players would appreciate it.
On a side note, during this time, the Goldpanners had quite a few future major leaguers on the roster, none more accomplished than Barry Bonds. Bonds, it should be known, never played for the Goldpanners in Fairbanks or Alaska, period. Bonds spent most of the summer of 1983 attending summer school and only played games for the Panners at the NBC tournament in Wichita, Kansas.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Classic El Paso Diablos baseball uniform consisting of a v-neck pullover jersey and baseball pants with a striped elasticized waistband. We know that combination today as the Ultimate Baseball Look. The Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform was and is the best era for baseball aesthetics. The fans want to experience another one so very much! Plus, let's face it, the El Paso Chihuahuas "Diablos Days" doesn't satisfy any rational person's desire to see real, properly fitting uniforms.
Monday, May 29, 2017
The Colorado Rockies, established in conservative, dull 1993, have never looked interesting or worn real baseball uniforms in their entire existence. The minor league Denver Bears however, had some cool uniforms in their history. Denver Bears home and road v-neck pullover jerseys from the Golden Age of the Baseball Uniform.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
In 1972, the Houston Astros debuted their first double knit uniforms. Zipper-front jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants with an elasticized striped waistband. They wore this style for 3 seasons, 1972, 1973 and 1974. Should the Houston Astros bring their "shooting star" look back, I wouldn't protest, but, of course, the zipper-front jerseys would definitely need to be replaced with v-neck pullover jerseys to truly be worthy enough to be called the Ultimate Baseball Look.
In 2017, the Seattle Mariners are celebrating their 40th anniversary season and to commemorate the occasion, they are having former players throw out the ceremonial first pitch, throughout the season. So far, former pitchers Mark Langston and Gaylord Perry as well as former outfielder Tom Paciorek have done the honors, all while wearing the Mariners greatest jersey, the 1981-86 home trident v-neck pullover. There's no question the fans want the Mariners to bring it back full-time while saying goodbye to the navy, silver and teal compass rose era forever.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Powder blue Seattle Mariners trident v-neck pullover jersey by Ebbets Field Flannels. A couple reasons why this interests me, one, it's a style the Seattle Mariners never wore. It's not even a reproduction of the powder blue jersey that was seen during the Mariners' first spring training in 1977. Second, it was made by Ebbets Field Flannels. Even though they supplied uniforms for a 1997 Turn Back the Clock game between the Royals and Mariners that were supposed to be from 1977, Ebbets Field Flannels isn't associated with the double-knit polyester era. They mainly focus on replica flannel jerseys from the 1930s to the 1960s. A Seattle Mariners fauxback jersey, if you will, not a throwback.