Archive | June, 2012

Tampa Rays Unveil New “Throwback” Jersey

When I first saw the new Tampa Rays “throwback” jersey, I was speechless. All I could think was Joe Madden is a good sport.

I love throwback jerseys. A lot of them remind me of when I was a kid and good or bad, that’s always a good thing in my mind. Maybe my favorite baseball jersey of all time is the 80s Astros ‘rainbow’ jerseys. I love a lot of the old Whitesox, Padres, Pirates, and Expos jerseys. Anything in the old powder blue like many teams have worn over the years (KC, St. Louis, Atlanta, Toronto, and Montreal) I always thought was great.

However, I am not sold on these new ones for Tampa. I love the powder blue and the dark blue mix, but I think it could have been done better. The font of the Rays across the front and the huge yellow numbers on the front just don’t seem to mix.

They did a good job creating something that is very 1970s, but maybe they took it a little too far.

I just can’t seem to wrap my head around these in a positive note. I do however love the hats.

What do you think of these new ‘old’ uniforms? What is your favorite all-time jersey?

 

 

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The Word for 2013 is……..Travel

I have been in South Korea for over 2 years. One of the reasons I came was to travel, and see some baseball in different countries. In about 10 months I am free, and I’m going to do some traveling. I’m thinking of doing a baseball trip somewhere.

I have found a few companies that take teams of adults to play baseball overseas in countries like China, Cuba, and places in Europe. I am really thinking of doing one of these.

I’d love to do a trip to Cuba (even if the ones I found are only to watch baseball), but the ones I have found leave too early for me. I’m really interested in a few of the trips to China. They run for a week or so and you play baseball around the country against Chinese adult teams.

I haven’t played in almost a decade, but earlier this year I got out and tossed the ball around. I definitely miss it. The thrill of the game is one of the great thrills in life. I miss the teamwork, the drama, and the excitement.

Whatever happens, it’s going to be fun. I plan to see baseball in as many countries as I can and maybe even play a few games.

If you or anyone you know has been on a trip like this before or even knows of one, let me know. I’d be interested in learning more about the trips and/or companies that run them.

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