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SportIt's a shame Yankees-Dodgers are forced to wear Players’ Weekend uniforms

16:40  24 august  2019
16:40  24 august  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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LOS ANGELES — By the look of things Friday night at Dodger Stadium, the two best teams in baseball were the Backstreet Boys and the Jabbawockeez.

It's a shame Yankees-Dodgers are forced to wear Players’ Weekend uniforms© Provided by Oath Inc. The Los Angeles Dodgers are wearing white this weekend against the New York Yankees. (Getty Images)

A crew of house painters and a call list for a Johnny Cash biopic.

A staff meeting at a nuclear power plant and the cast from Cats.

When DJ LeMahieu led off for the New York Yankees in the first inning, he looked like the trapped king on a chessboard.

When A.J. Pollock led off for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning, it looked like somebody dropped a Tic Tac into a bowl of olives.

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Players Weekend is an annual Major League Baseball (MLB) event in which players on all 30 MLB teams wear colorful baseball uniforms based on youth sports designs and sport nicknames on the

The New York Yankees will wear some strange black road uniforms on the road against the Los That's right: from August 23-25, the Yankees will sport black threads while playing in Dodger With that being said, it ' s not like the Yankees haven't participated in Players Weekend for the past two

When the Yankees loaded the bases in the fifth inning, the field looked like a crossword puzzle.

For a puffin-inspired Players’ Weekend, Major League Baseball dressed home teams in white-on-silver-on-white, road teams in black-on-silver-on-black, along with caps with near-invisible logos and home uniforms with near-invisible numbers and names.

What I don’t know about fashion would fill every locker in every clubhouse in baseball. I’m sure the kids loved it. Somebody probably made a lot of money. Charities benefited, so put me down for a yay vote. What I typically care about uniforms would not fill a protective cup.

Now …

Yankees-Dodgers at Dodger Stadium beneath a pink and orange sunset, the Yankees with the best record in the American League, the Dodgers with the best record in the National League, visions of late October dancing in the heads of every blue-hatted (whether navy or royal) faithful in the six-decade-old stadium, well, that’s different.

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Players can wear nicknames on their backs of their jerseys and they can go wild with customized accessories. It ’ s a swift departure from buttoned-up baseball tradition, but that’s OK for one weekend per year. With Players Weekend comes 30 new uniforms .

“I think it ’ s cool for a weekend , maybe even a weekend per season but I think they should definitely go back to the no names on their jerseys,” said Clifton. The jersey sales might go up,” another man said. During the Players Weekend , players will also have the option to wear individually designed spikes

As Vin Scully himself said as part of a pre-game voice-over, “They wear two of the most iconic uniforms …”

It’s not a crisis. It’s nothing worth being angry over. It’s just a shame.

The Dodgers batted beneath white helmets. When more than two or three of them clustered, they were conspiring stormtroopers. Or very safety-conscious milkmen. Or astronauts. The Yankees road grays stood watch in a hallway outside their clubhouse, those classics relegated to a rack rolled mostly out of view.

The two most enduring uniforms in the game -- along with, say, the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs -- were shelved (or stolen by the cat-burgling Yankees) for a well-meaning and yet poorly timed weekend in L.A. that could have been a history lesson.

To that end, according to two sources, the Dodgers asked MLB for permission to have both teams wear their traditional uniforms for at least one of the three games. They could have loopholed it for Sunday when the Yankees and Dodgers play the nationally televised night game and the weekend would be about over anyway. They were denied.

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Instead, for Players Weekend the Yankees will tuck themselves into black uniforms Aug. While the Yankees will wear their iconic pinstripes for the two games in London this weekend against the Red Sox, the home team got to pick between white and black uniforms and the Dodgers opted for white.

The Yankees will be doing something drastically different for Players ’ Weekend later this season. During a three-game series against the Los Angeles During a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in late August, the Yankees will sport black road uniforms instead of their usual

If the spirit of Players’ Weekend was in part to unify the players, it worked. Most were polite. Most granted that uniforms probably were more important to the fans than to the players. Most sighed, put the freakin’ uniforms on and played the baseball game. In Chicago, the Cubs opted against the NFL referee look and wore their traditional blue caps, because if there was anything stranger than everyone wearing white uniforms and white caps, canvases waiting for their colors, it was everyone wearing white uniforms and white caps except for the pitcher, who wore a black cap, signifying he was the villain.

Aaron Boone, the Yankees manager, grew up near here. He attended games here. He served as a batboy here. The field was among his favorite to play on. He returned as Yankees manager wearing a tapered Voldemort costume.

“The one thing I would say -- you know, Dodgers-Yankees, I feel like it would be cool that … this isn’t necessarily the best weekend for us,” he said Friday afternoon. “I think having this matchup and to have them in their uniform and us in ours. But that said, I think this is another one of those things, over the course of a long season, that is neat that MLB does.”

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So yes, the Yankees will also have names on the back of their uniforms — not just numbers. "I think there are some traditionalists that may not care for it ," Joe Girardi said. Here' s a list of what all the Yankees and Mets will be wearing during Players Weekend — the good, the bad and the boring

MLB Players Weekend jerseys, to be worn 8/25-27, include patch for player to write in name of Two (lucky?) teams will also get to wear these uniforms on August 20th, as the Pirates and Cardinals It ’ s a shame that they were restricted to only the 6 hat colors. It looks really bad when the hat color

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, who, in the spirit of the weekend, went with the jersey nickname “Gardner”, observed, “The uniforms will be a little bit different. The white looks pretty bright.”

It's a shame Yankees-Dodgers are forced to wear Players’ Weekend uniforms© Provided by Oath Inc. The Players' Weekend means we don't see the Yankees wearing their traditional road uniforms at Dodger Stadium. (AP)

He smiled. Conversely, he offered, the black was quite slimming. To those who mourned that a twice-a-decade meeting of iconic franchises must be conducted incognito, Gardner said, “It’ll be a little weird. But, my answer to that is hopefully we come back here [this fall] wearing our normal uniforms. Then we’ll be able to see it.”

Cody Bellinger shrugged and said, “I’m off the helmets. They do look like a damn Q-Tip.”

To that end, many of those white helmets found themselves scuffed, dragged through the dirt and dipped in pine tar. Enrique Hernandez came to the plate wearing what amounted to a brown helmet, so lacquered with pine tar -- or something -- he could have left it stuck to the dugout wall between plate appearances.

MLB could have pushed the weekend around all summer and found reasons to avoid these hue-less games. If it wasn’t Yankees-Dodgers this weekend, it’d have been some other gripe last weekend, or some other exception next weekend. At some point, some team was going to have to be the international fencing squad and the other was going to have to be the pallbearers. It just happened to find this weekend, with these teams and those uniforms.

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26.Here are the nicknames the Yankees will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate. For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players ' Weekend takes center stage during all games

Share All sharing options for: Dodgers unveil Players Weekend uniforms . The jerseys the teams will be wearing won’t be the traditional looks as each team has their own unique apparel. Also, on the player ’ s sleeve, there will be a blank square sewn in for the player to fill with the name of a teammate

So, a very cool series lost a little of its color.

By the way, the Jabbayankeez won. They wanted it that way.

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