Not everyone is a big fan of the All-Star jerseys this year. When MLB first released the design, it was met with some backlash from baseball fans online. But Dodgers fans in particular seemed very unhappy with the design.
That sort of happens when you have one of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. Dodgers fans seemed to hate the idea that for the first time in 88 years, the two teams will wear jerseys that do not represent the team they play for during the season.
Instead, the All-Stars will wear matching jerseys that are less than ideal. Some folks have gone as far as to compare them to slowpitch/beer league softball jerseys.
The Dodger players selected for the All-Star Game will be wearing this uniform: pic.twitter.com/vPvg65Np2X
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 24, 2021
As expected, the players don’t necessarily love the idea of not wearing their own jerseys. Justin Turner spoke with the LA Times about the new jerseys and how he would prefer to wear his team jersey to represent the Dodgers in Colorado tonight.
I don’t know if I’m necessarily in love with that. To wear a Dodger uniform on the field for an All-Star game, it’s something to be proud of….I’m all for new and change. Maybe it will be something that catches on and it will be super popular and we’ll be doing it for years to come.
We like the optimism on the part of JT, but fully expect this to be the last year MLB tries out a standardized uniform. Dodgers fans are definitely going to want to see their jersey when the All-Star Game comes to Los Angeles next year.
The Dodgers will have 4 different guys playing in the Midsummer Classic tonight, including Max Muncy starting as the designated hitter. Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, and Walker Buehler should all make appearances in the game at some point.