Obviously, the Players Weekend uniforms have been painful to look at. While that isn’t being debated much of anywhere – interesting stories have surfaced regarding the bland but loud black & whites used this weekend.
For instance, the Dodgers attempted to simply use their traditional (and wonderful) home uniform this weekend. Truly, I admire their failed pursuit of that venture.
Now, in an article by Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports; Dodgers and Yankees players weigh-in with their thoughts on these combinations that are hopefully never heard from again.
It's a shame Yankees-Dodgers have to wear Players’ Weekend uniforms during rare meeting.
How the Dodgers tried (and failed) to stop it.
— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) August 24, 2019
Dodgers and Yankee Player Reactions to Players Weekend Uniforms
First, Brett Gardner of the Yankees displayed his disdain by just using his last name on the back of the jersey rather than going creative. Furthermore, Gardiner’s quote on the matter was as plain as what he went with for his nickname.
“The uniforms will be a little bit different. The white looks pretty bright.”
Then there’s the younger Cody Bellinger. Certainly, we know that he likes anything ‘cool’. Except, Bellinger didn’t go int hat direction when asked about them. Instead, he said he wasn’t a fan of the helmets; which are just an odd white color.
“I’m off the helmets. They do look like a damn Q-Tip.”
While not always putting it eloquently, Bellinger isn’t wrong.
Fan & Other Prominent Reactions on Twitter to Players Weekend Uniforms
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— DodgerPuns (@DodgerPuns) August 24, 2019
Their album of classic covers drops soon pic.twitter.com/dJA8Yxk4Wf
— 2019 year of the bois™ (@nerdyDodger) August 24, 2019
These are so loud. I am officially against Players Weekend. pic.twitter.com/O25NjNahYf
— Clint (@DiamondHoggers) August 23, 2019
Of course, that last tweet was listed by yours truly. What’s more, Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone feels the way that I feel. In this case, the Dodgers and Yankees have the two greatest uniforms in the sport. Those should be on display in this historic match-up.
“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.”
Even putting it nicely, Boone isn’t a big fan of these either.
Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts’ Reaction
“It’s not our proudest moment, rocking these all-white milkman unis,” Dave Roberts said. “But it is what it is.”
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) August 24, 2019
Finally, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts never seems to say a bad word about anything. Truly, can you remember the last time Roberts had a non-positive quote? I certainly can’t. However, Roberts wasn’t all-in on the Players Weekend uniforms by any means.
Here’s what he had to say:
“It’s not our proudest moment, rocking these all-white milkman uni’s. But it is what it is.”
Roberts is right – milkman is a perfect description for what I’m seeing across the league for the home team. Then, there’s the all black for the away team. Overall, this is like a set of rock n’ jock uniforms (MTV, for you youngsters) and they need to go away forever. With that being said, my opinion is solely mine.
And I would like to hear yours. Does anyone out there like anything about these uniforms? Personally, just do what the NFL does with the color rush combinations in 2020 for all teams on Players Weekend. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.