Is there a breeze in here?

Major League Baseball had a PR event to show off the new uniforms for the season. Nike has been designing MLB uniforms since 2020 and Fanatics has been manufacturing them since 2017, but this is the first year for the Nike Vapor Premier jerseys. MLB officials say these uniforms improve mobility by providing 25% more stretch and also will dry 28% faster. The lettering, sleeve emblems and numbering are less bulky in an attempt to make uniforms more breathable and comfortable. There are parts of the new uniforms that many players seem to enjoy, particularly the lightweight feeling. Players tried on versions of the new Vapor Premier uniforms during last year’s All-Star festivities and many liked them.

Generally speaking, athletes usually aren’t big fans of change. That’s certainly true of baseball players.  The biggest problem is the uniforms may be showing too much. The jerseys aren’t the only part of the new uniforms drawing scrutiny, either. Fans have also noticed that the pants don’t completely cover up what players are wearing underneath them. A series of pictures have shown a slightly embarrassing problem with MLB’s new look: At least a handful of teams have white pants that are relatively see-through, making for some less-than-ideal pictures. “I know everyone hates them,” Phillies shortstop Trea Turner said last week. “We all liked what we had. We understand business, but I think everyone wanted to keep it the same way, for the most part, with some tweaks here or there.”

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred dismissed the criticism last week, saying players would get used to the uniforms and eventually like them. But that’s until the pants problem became known. Essentially, when players are wearing white tops and white pants, the tucked-in jersey sometimes make it look like players are wearing a diaper because the pants are relatively see-through. One of the players posted a picture showing that his toilet paper was more opaque than the pants of his uniform. MLB denied the pants were intended to keep fans eyes on the players or to improve female attendance.

Home run Humor

Why does China have the best baseball team?
Because they took out the whole world with one bat.

MLB’s Adam Jones said, “baseball is a white man’s sport.”
“Que loco!” responded about half the Major League players.

A man was being watched by a crowd, he rushed for home, he took a right and three lefts. When he got home, he saw two men with masks waiting for him. Who were they?  
The umpire and catcher.  

What’s the difference between baseball and politics?
In baseball you’re out if you’re caught stealing.

March 1st Birthdays

1990 – Emeraude Toubia, 1954 – Catherine Bach, 1975 – Cara Buono, 1990 – Daniella Monet

1944 – Ron Howard, 1994 – Justin Bieber, 1980 – Jensen Ackles, 1904 – Glenn Miller

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