— Minor League Promos (@MiLBPromos) July 8, 2014
I like a good minor league promotion as much as the next person but some of these jerseys are just getting out of hand for ugliness. The Fort Myers Miracle, a Twins affiliate, is having zombie night this week and the jerseys are just unspeakable.
And they’re planning to auction those things off for charity after the game? Here’s a suggestion: I’ll give the charity fifty bucks and you keep the jersey. I don’t even want possession of that thing long enough to burn it.
Baseball players will have to go onto the field with those things on. But I don’t feel that sorry for the Miracle, quite frankly. You know who I feel sorry for? The opponent.
Imagine being a batter looking out at a whole field of those ugly-ass things. You want to talk about distraction? I don’t think those things should even be legal, to tell the truth.
It might be time for some governing body to step in and lay down some rules about minor league jerseys and level of ugliness. There needs to be some minimum aesthetic standard set down that jerseys are required to reach.
Excessive ugliness in jerseys could be seen as giving a team a competitive advantage. That’s just my feeling about it.