— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) July 16, 2014
The minor leagues are a hot bed of uniform innovation, and sometimes this unbridled inventiveness pushes the art of the jersey to stunning new heights. That is surely the case with the new dog face jerseys set to be worn by the El Paso Chihuahuas.
How to describe these bizarre new jerseys? Well, imagine your crafty, somewhat weird and dog-obsessed middle aged aunt took a picture of her pet chihuahua, blew it up to the size of a man’s torso and silk screened it onto the front of a baseball jersey.
That’s pretty much the effect these jerseys achieve. They look like something you would find in the deepest, darkest, tackiest reaches of Etsy.
The Chihuahuas will wear the jerseys once, on August 3rd as part of their Bark at the Park night (or as the stadium custodians call it, Poopy Hell Night), and afterward auction them off for charity. So if you want one, get yourself down to El Paso on the 3rd of August. And be prepared to outbid a bunch of crazy dog-lovers.