MLB Will allow Nicknames and more for ‘Players Weekend’

For one end of the week this season (August 25-27), Major League Baseball is switching up its uniform approach, as indicated by a report from Yahoo Sports.

If you’re at Safeco Field in August, and you happen to see gold cleats, red arm bands and nicknames on the backs of jerseys, you’re eyeing won’t be deceiving you.

For one weekend this season (Aug. 25-27), Major League Baseball is changing up its uniform policy, Yahoo! Sports reports.

In what is being called “Players Weekend,” MLB players will be allowed to customise their look by replacing the names on their uniforms with nicknames or anything of their choosing that’s deemed appropriate. Players also will be allowed to wear cleats, sleeves, bands of any colour that does not interfere with the game or the umpire’s ability to make a call, according to a memo obtained Thursday by Yahoo! Sports.

Here’s more from the article:

Players will have the alternative to wear a shirt with a moniker – however they are restricted to only one, as indicated by the reminder, and “unseemly or hostile” epithets will be prohibited.

 

The things with insignificant shading limitations incorporate spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, pressure sleeves and catcher’s veils. The hues, as per the reminder, must abstain from meddling with the amusement and an umpire’s capacity to make a call. White gloves, wristbands and sleeves are disallowed.

Every pullover will highlight a fix with space for a player to customise it by “composing the name of an individual or association that was instrumental to his advancement,” as indicated by the reminder.

The arrangement makes one wonder: What will the Mariners thought of, and which player will demonstrate the most inventiveness?

We’ll most likely observe “Lord” weaved on Felix Hernandez’s back and “Boomstick” on Nelson Cruz’s. In any case, what else will we see? This could be a genuine opportunity to take in more about the players we observe each day.

 

Most likely, nothing will beat the Mariners’ Turn Ahead the Clock Night regalia from 1998.

 

Ken Griffey Jr. wears a futuristic uniform design during a Mariners baseball game against the Kansas City Royals. (Carlos Gonzales / The Seattle Times)
Ken Griffey Jr. wears a futuristic uniform design during a Mariners baseball game against the Kansas City Royals. (Carlos Gonzales / The Seattle Times)

 

Source: https://sports.yahoo.com

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