I can’t help but think that the baseball schedule is light today because the NFL draft is tonight. Football rules the United States and I hate it. I don’t hate football but I hate how all I hear about on the local sports radio is Broncos talk. I hate that Mike & Mike in the morning talk mostly football. I hate that ESPN had a three hour special to do nothing but talk about the NFL scheduled for 2012 (keep in mind teams already knew WHO they were playing but this special was to talk about WHEN they are going to play).
Maybe today is just a typical Thursday getaway day. But I like to blame the big guy whenever I can.
For some reason when I was looking at the slate of games today I started to think about the Rockies uniform: it’s timeless. For the most part. It isn’t over the top like the new Miami Marlins uni or stupid like many of the Houston Astros iterations, it’s clean, simple and for the most part perfect.
Except for the sleeveless variety, I have never liked sleeveless uniforms. And that includes basketball. Maybe because my guns are like those cheap water guns you can get at the local gas station that break after three uses and not like the AK-47 type guns you need to properly sport a sleeveless top?
The Rockies haven’t messed with the uniform much over the years and I think that is great. It is a great look. Has anything changed over the years?
I thought a cool way to compare the uniforms is to look at Eric Young Sr. versus Eric Young Jr.
Here they both are wearing the traditional white jersey with purple stripes. Looks almost the same in 2012 as it did in 1993 with the only difference being the number on the front.
The Rockies weren’t the only team sporting these futuristic jerseys before the turn of the century. The Royals had one and Johnny Damon has the guns I am talking about that should be required to wear a sleeveless top.