Astros. Best in the West...in 1986.
Astros. Best in the West...in 1986.
Chris Sabo proves that v-neck pullover jerseys and sansabelt baseball pants are the best we've seen before or since, at repelling dirt.
Entertainer and original Mariners owner Danny Kaye with players in 1977 spring training. For whatever reason the blue 'Mariners' uniforms were never actually worn during a regular season game.
Today is a good day. It would be even better if the King were to wear this bad boy during the press conference.
The pitch to Harold is swung on and lined into left field for a base hit.
The best road uniform in Seattle Mariners history. Bring them back!
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Righthander Mike Moore.
1985? Opening Day at the Kingdome.
A sort of V-Neck, but no Sansabelt Pant!
I imagine the sequins would not be ideal for sliding or laundering. Still, one of the flashier looks in Dodger history.
Proof that Dick Williams was once the best dressed manager in the game.
Mister Red inspiring us all.
Whitey Herzog, easily the best dressed skipper in St. Louis Cardinals history.
Smith and Sandberg reaching new heights free of buttons and belts!
Ken Griffey Jr. in 1987 with the Bellingham Mariners wearing the uniform I wish he had worn throughout his Seattle career.
There are a minimum of 8 teams that can and should immediately adopt the v-neck pullover jersey and sansabelt pant look as their official uniform. They are as follows, the Pirates, bring back their look from '87-'90, the Cubs, bring their look from '82-'89, the Royals, bring back their home look from '73-'82 and make a powder blue version for the road unis, the Mariners, bring back the look from '81-'86, that just looks good, the Cardinals, bring back their look from '85-'91 and use their pre '85 powder blues as alternates, the Reds, bring back their look from '72-'92, although their look underwent subtle changes over the years, the Blue Jays, their look from '77-'88 was very classy, last but not least, the Angels who wowed baseball from '73-'88. Those teams should rebel against tradition, which is just styfling the game.
Seaver and Bench in the Reds' version of the 'Ultimate Baseball Look'.
Barry Larkin does his best Ozzie Smith impression, a feat simply not possible in today's baggy button-front, belted pant look.
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Because it's that time of year...
DeChone Figgins slides into third.
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Members of the v-neck pullover jersey and sansabelt baseball pant Hall of Fame, the Big Red Machine.
Ryne Sandberg in 1981.
Jason Vargas pitching a CG shutout against the Padres on July 1, 2011. This is clearly the best uniform Vargas could ever dream of wearing. Good luck in the red clown costume the Angels call a uniform this year, Jason.
Spike Owen and Jack Perconte. Let's say the Mariners announced tomorrow that they're changing their uniforms and without saying so, the new uniforms would be the uniforms they wore from 1981-1986. The average Mariner fan wouldn't know they're from the '80s, they would see them as new, unique and different and much better suited in the HD era. Let's not kid ourselves, these uniforms haven't been worn apart from a game in 2011, for 27 years., so not many people would identify them with the Argyros era. Compared with the Mariners current uniforms which are dull, generic, dark, tired and convey a false aura of being "traditional" with the awful piping down the front of the jersey and side of the pants, they would be seen as fresh and new. Quite frankly, apart from signing Felix to a new contract, bringing back their 1981-1986 uniforms is the best move the Mariners can make. It really needs to happen.
"They've got a good ballclub; that guy Ruth is always tough, but he isn't going to get many good balls to hit. The only pitchers they have who will bother us are Pennock and Hoyt. But we can take them -- just as we took the best in the National League. And no matter what the score is, we're going to keep fighting and hustling." --- Cardinals MGR Rogers Hornsby before the 1926 World Series.
Foster and Carew in their respective team's version of the 'Ultimate Baseball Look'.