MLB All-Star Game uniforms do not receive All-Star reviews on social media; players say their input is needed
DENVER — Fernando Tatis Jr., Aaron Judge, Nolan Arenado and the rest of the MLB All-Stars have certainly been needled on their new leads.
As the American League cruised to a 5-2 all-blue all-blue win Tuesday night at Coors Field, social media fans were having fun on social media, taking swings on uniforms that were definitely not to the fashion.
They weren’t the only ones either.
“We can do better. We can do better, man,” Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson said. “We need the players’ opinion next time.”
The AL sported outfits that reminded some of jumpsuits or pajamas. The NL version wasn’t much better – an all-white production that had many comments that it looked, well, bland.
No classic bird-on-a-bat design for the St. Louis Cardinals, no sweet script for the Los Angeles Dodgers. No brown pinstripes on the shirts for the San Diego Padres, no recognizable “NY” logo displayed prominently on the hat for the Yankees.
“MLB should just let players wear their own uniforms instead of slow-pitch softball ones,” Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brett Anderson said on Twitter.
Tatis, one of the most flashy players at the majors, tried to make his own improvements. The Padres shortstop accessorized with pink shoes and a matching sleeve on his arm.
All-Star Game MVP Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was also able to stand out — for his bat, not his attire, thanks to a 468-foot homer in the thin Rocky Mountain air.
All eyes were on Shohei Ohtani, dull uniform or not. He was the main attraction as he became the first All-Star to be selected as a pitcher and position player.
What the All-Stars wore, however, didn’t really draw criticism from the All-Stars.
It’s more like a fashion faux pas than fashion. In fact, the only fashionable thing was all the reviews.
Rather than familiar logos and names, there were three-letter abbreviations on the jerseys for the team they represented.
Bring back the rainbow of colors, many have said, and let the players wear their own club uniforms. It was a big part of the game’s charm, they argued.
Or next time, maybe even ask players for fashion tips.
“I’m a big fan of every team wearing their own,” White Sox closer Liam Hendriks said after earning the stoppage as the AL won their eighth consecutive All-Star Game. , I don’t mind the little stars on the back, but for me, this year in particular, it would have been nice.”
Major League Baseball has a billion dollar contract with Nike, whose swoosh was displayed prominently on the right side of the uniform just below the collar.
“I don’t like blue pants. I think it’s interesting,” Hendriks said. “I don’t mind the concept they’re looking for, I just feel like they need a bit more player input. This year has gone by so quickly, so hopefully in the years to come, we will be able to set up a small collaboration.”