In an effort to add a "fun" new twist to players' weekend, MLB revealed earlier this year that each team played in game over these few days you will wear an almost monochrome uniform with options white and black. Beyond the simple problem that the color scheme makes it difficult to see the nicknames on the back of players' shirts – the original wrinkle that made this weekend very soft interesting – the toilets also had the undesirable effect of making every player look "like fat". as Cleveland manager Terry Francona puts it. Joe Madden wasn't a fan either.
No coincidence set an example in these matters more than the Yankees-Dodgers. A series that should be thoroughly enjoyed because these two power clubs are pushing against each other was somewhat tainted by the fact that some of baseball's best players came out like this:
what is special about it is that both clubs have two of the most iconic T-shirts in baseball and neither of them will show off those classic looks this weekend. That was the post that Yankees manager Aaron Boone shared after Friday's game, according to Yahoo Sports.
"The only thing I would say – you know, Dodgers-Yankees, I feel it's going to be cool that … it's not necessarily the best weekend for us," he said Friday afternoon. "I think we have this match and we have them in our uniforms and we have them in ours. But that said, I think it's another one of those things over the course of a long season that's as good as MLB does. "
But while Boone kept things fairly diplomatic, the Dodgers tried to be more proactive about what they thought of these outfits and asked MLB if they could get away with using normal uniforms only once, according to Yahoo's Tim Brown.
To that end, according to two sources, the Dodgers have asked MLB for permission for the two teams to wear their traditional uniforms for at least one of the three games, which could have made it Sunday when the Yankees and Dodgers played national night television and the weekend would still end
It is not surprising that ML B sticks to his weapon with regard to maintaining cunning marketing appearances and it is amusing for the brand to come at the expense of management against a much better idea that looks them right in the Face.