Major League Baseball can’t even get All-Star Game uniforms right
Major League Baseball has already had a tough week, and it’s only getting tougher following the jersey release for the 2021 All-Star Game.
The jerseys are getting totally raked over the coals by MLB fans and reporters from around the country. The design is just… well, it’s just very odd.
MLB really woke up today and said “How can we make the All-Star Game worse?”
Instead of players wearing their traditional jerseys during the game, they’ll instead wear these…… pic.twitter.com/vFFWkU9adF
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) June 24, 2021
This is just the latest in a string of events that have led to ample slander against Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred.
The jersey thing is more superficial. The issue that’s really at the forefront of the sport is the new, mandated pitcher checks for foreign substances, which were implemented earlier this week.
There has been some hilarity, while other pitchers have suggested they don’t mind the checks. Simultaneously, a fracas nearly erupted in Tuesday night’s game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies when Phils manager Joe Girardi demanded the umpires check Nats ace Max Scherzer a third time.
Scherzer said after that game using sweat was the only way he was able to grip the ball. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay Rays ace Tyler Glasnow had already admonished MLB last week for switching things up. Glasnow also suggested his UCL injury stemmed in part from the impending rule change and said Major League Baseball didn’t communicate enough with the rest of the players. Yet, Manfred thinks things are going just great.
On a more minor note, MLB teased a major announcement Wednesday only to reveal a new cryptocurrency partnership. Maybe pay minor leaguers more money, instead?
In any case, Major League Baseball already had its hands full before a jersey reveal. Actually, when thinking about it, why would fans expect MLB to get an All-Star jersey right when it struggles to market top stars? Food for thought.