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Earlier this week, the Brewers announced a series of "retro weekends" to celebrate the team's 40th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the Crew will hand out Hank Aaron, Cecil Cooper, Robin Yount and CC Sabathia(notes) bobbleheads and the Brewers (as well as opponents like the powder-blue Phillies) will wear era-specific uniforms for one game.

I was hoping that would mean that the Brewers would wear the above abominations for '90s weekend, but it turns out they're wearing this slightly-lesser abomination from 1997-99. Still, that disappointment is no reason not to revisit a few of the fashion disasters from the '90s, a strange decade that saw a few teams do some weird experimenting.

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Larry Bowa looks like he wants to strangle somebody's future Rally Monkey and can you blame him? These winged Angels unis marked the team's name change to "Anaheim" and easily rank as the worst threads of the decade. Is it any wonder they won a World Series the first year after they put 'em in mothballs?

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The Halos previously wore these nods to their past and they were pretty classic looking. They could've been a contender, too, if they hadn't been strangled in the crib for the disasters picture aboved.

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Remember when teal's popularity rampaged through all of professional sports?

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Or when the MLB let teams into the league looking like this?

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The Cubs haven't won a World Series in 102 years and their futile quest to find a road uniform to equal their classic home get-up has lasted almost as long. Here Rey Sanchez models an especially tacky attempt, complete with the introduction of the red-billed road cap. Blech. 

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God bless Rod Beck. He's still the only Cub to make the walking bear jersey look good. Probably because he looked like the softball player they originally designed it for.

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The blandest and most color-less uniform in Major League history? Perhaps.

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Do not pay attention to the jersey, which the Tigers have adapted to create one of the better current road uniforms. But heap your scorn upon the logo of that helmet/road cap the Tigers donned. It's fine for team stationary, but not as an Olde English D replacement.

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Here's hoping that whoever thought the Cincinnati REDS should wear black had a bowl of Skyline Chili dumped over their heads. 

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The Roger Clemens(notes)-era Blue Jays unis aren't initially that offensive ... until you consider that they didn't need a change from the World Series title threads. 

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