November 25, 2008
It's long been my belief that each major league team should just revert to their 1982 unis and call it a day. To a team, each look was better than the one they currently wear — yes, even the Astros — and souvenir sales would go through the roof. There's simply no down side.
But while my proposed retro revolution has unfortunately come nowhere close to becoming a reality, at least we're making progress. On Monday, the Twins announced they'll be wearing their threads from the first year of the Metrodome for their last year of playing in the
The uniforms look fantastic, but there are a few drawbacks. The jerseys button up instead of pullover, the pants are held up with belts instead of elastic and they'll wear them only on Opening Day and home game Saturdays.
Still, beggars can't be choosers and this effort flattens the woefully inaccurate powder blues the Royals rolled out in '08.
Both *(Justin) Morneau and (Glen) Perkins seemed to be big fans of the new look ...
"The first thing I said is that we'll probably try to wear these more than just Saturdays," Perkins added. "I think they did a really good job. ... It's a break from the pinstripes. I think everyone will really like them."
St. Peter said the throwback jerseys will be worn on Opening Day of the 2009 season at the Metrodome and on all Saturday games at the Dome, but it's unlikely they'll be used more consistently than that.
Morneau also said he'd like to wear the throwbacks all the time, so hopefully this will start a movement toward the uniforms becoming a permanent wardrobe selection. Until then, is it too much to ask to see the Twinkies roll out the powder blue version for a road date or two?