When you think of two historical franchises like the Dodgers and Yankees, a lot of things come to mind. You think about the hall of fame players, a legacy of victories, and much more. But uniforms really are a defining mark of the two franchises, and haven’t changed much in the last 100 years or so.
So when the two franchises met at Dodger Stadium last year for the first time since 2013, you hoped MLB would truly capitalize on the story of both. Perhaps something that pays tribute to the fact that these two teams have met 11 times in the World Series and 5 times since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles.
But no. That’s not what we got from that. Instead, we got Player’s Weekend uniforms that were not only not fun, but horrible. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts apparently wasn’t a big fan, either. He discussed Player’s Weekend uniforms on the Off-Air podcast with Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser this week.
Oh, that was wrong. I mean you get these iconic uniforms, two of the best in the sport. Dodgers and Yankees striped, well, the Yankees were on the road with grays. But our house whites. And then we went and rocked the blacks. That was wrong.
Yes, we definitely feel you on that Dave. You know it’s bad when you prefer both teams to wear their normal uniforms on the player’s weekend. But Dodgers’ home whites mixed with Yankee gray is just a historical aspect. It’s a shame that the big leagues don’t know how to market their teams very well, perhaps next year.
Dodgers: Players express concern but none have chosen not to participate