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Thursday, January 15, 2009
It’s just a shirt, MattWhen your team comes out with a new jersey, you can (a) say "Here's the new jersey. We like it and hope people buy a lot of them"; or (b) reach for a lot of symbolic hooey. Tampa Bay has chosen (b):
On May 1st, the Rays will don a new alternate jersey when they host the Red Sox at Tropicana Field. It will be a navy blue button-down with RAYS outlined in white trim with a light blue shadow across the chest.
This first addition since November 2007, eh? Man, they really were due for a makeover.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 8:45am
Jason @ IIATMS said...
I think EVERY professional league/team needs to have some sort of jersey policy which basically states:
“If you own a jersey that a) has been outdated but subsequent stylistic/name changes or b) of a player no longer on the team, you can come trade that jersey in for 30% the cost of a new one. All traded-in jersies will be donated to a local charity benefitting the homeless/needy families.”
These constant “alternate” jersey money grabs suck.
Posted 01/15 at 10:53 AM
Sara K said...
Oh, I see. They are now “rays of sunshine” rather than potentially deadly oceanic creatures. SPF jokes, anyone?
Posted 01/15 at 11:07 AM
Actually, the better headline would have been “Poorly Rewritten Press Release”
Posted 01/15 at 12:01 PM
Aaron Moreno said...
It looks like they’re trying to symbolize the Seattle Mariners.
Posted 01/15 at 01:59 PM
Screw the jerseys, why don’t they change names every few years. “You’re still wearing a ‘Rays’ jersey, get with the times, they’re the ‘Beams’ now.”
Posted 01/15 at 04:09 PM
Rays - 40% more Sunburst than the leading South Florida Team
Posted 01/15 at 04:45 PM
I do not know why everyone gets worked up about alternate jerseys? Are the true fans the ones with jerseys from back in day! Beer stains be damned!! I am an oakland A’s fan and there is nothing better than putting the eck jersey or henderson jersey.
If someone wants to buy a new jersey cuz its a bit of fun. Who cares!!!
Posted 01/17 at 07:02 AM
Rob Nelson said...
The team’s name would make more sense if it were the Tampa Bays Ball Club.
“Bays Ball” is perfect. The Tampa Bay Rays looks like a typo. The Tampa Bays sounds like a team.
Bays Ball been very good lately. But to rename the team after a New York City pizza place (The Famous Original Rays) has never made sense to me.
Posted 01/18 at 04:12 AM
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