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Code Red in Pittsburgh
2007-01-26 15:46
by Bob Timmermann

The Pirates debuted an alternate jersey today.


My eyes!!!

2007-01-26 16:04:15
1.   Greg Brock
Alternate jerseys are the Devil's wardrobe.

Home whites, road grays. That's it. This is not Nam, Smokey, there are rules!

2007-01-26 16:07:32
2.   Ken Arneson
Oh dear God. My eyes just went into Operation Shutdown.
2007-01-26 16:12:44
3.   Jon Weisman
Sometimes it pays to be color-blind.
2007-01-26 16:14:32
4.   dianagramr
Coming this summer to a ballpark near you ...

"Pirates of the Carribean ... Dead Man's Wardrobe"

Does the FCC consider this obscene ... it qualifies as a "wardrobe malfunction".

2007-01-26 16:29:34
5.   For The Turnstiles
Still not as bad as this:
2007-01-26 16:33:48
6.   rbs10025
The red is bad enough (great, that's three times in the division that have that now), it's the cut-off sleeves that push it beyond the pale. Oy!
2007-01-26 16:34:54
7.   Cliff Corcoran
A more subtle offense are the odd red "ear panels" on their batting practice cap seen here:

2007-01-26 16:35:27
8.   Tom Meagher
LaRoche definitely is happy with how that trade went.
2007-01-26 16:36:56
9.   Cliff Corcoran
5 I think the Pirates alt is worse, actually. That SBXLI jersey isn't intended to be worn on the field and just looks like a modern soccer jersey. Don't get me wrong, it's bad, but not Pirates Alternate Jersey bad.
2007-01-26 16:54:48
10.   Icaros
That jersey is a red nightmare, and LaRoche looks about as happy as a guy taking his dad's boss's ugly daughter to the prom.
2007-01-26 17:12:03
11.   Bob Timmermann
I assume the third jersey will be worn on Sundays.

So the unlucky opponents will be:
San Francisco
Cincinnati (twice)
Arizona (which is switching to red)
White Sox
Cubs (twice)
St. Louis

2007-01-27 14:17:55
12.   Jose Habib
That just makes me sad. It's one thing for the Diamondbacks or Devil Rays to have hideous uniforms with random colors, but the Pirates have a proud history that ought to be respected. Even the 70's uniforms (which may not have been everyone's cup of tea) still stuck to the black and gold color scheme.
2007-01-27 20:48:46
13.   Vishal
i generally prefer alternates, but that thing is absolutely hideous. the tragedy is that the pirates' normal uniform is a thing of beauty; one of the best uniforms in baseball. there's no need to mess with it.

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