Another year, another new gimmick. At least this one will be tucked away and unseen during actual gameplay.
The 2015 MLB All-Star Game is just around the corner and with that we’ve gotten ourselves a look at the uniforms the players will be wearing during the game. Like years past players will be representing their team and wearing their standard home (National League clubs) or road (American League) club uniforms with the logo for the game as a patch on the sleeve. The two gold stars on either side of the MLB logo, a relatively recent addition, is also returning.
What’s new is a player signature now stitched into the front right side of the jersey, near the bottom, in gold. Stars, representing the amount of times this player has appeared in the game, surround the signature.
Sure, I like the idea of stars indicating how many All-Star Games they’ve played in. Along the back collar would’ve been a good place, they’re already doing stars there afterall… how about as a straight line along the sleeves near the cuff under the All-Star Game patch? I’d like that. This placement is a little weird, from afar, when worn untucked, it looks like you may have an unfortunate stain on the front of your jersey:
Jose Bautista’s stitched signature and six gold stars denoting his sixth All-Star Game appearance near the bottom of the jersey
A collage of the placement of the different star amounts from 1 through 7, and then jumping up to the 10 which will adorn Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols’ uniforms:
Combine the jerseys with the special in-game All-Star caps we’d seen a few weeks back and now we really know what we’ll see on the field (I, uh, don’t think Majestic and New Era got together about the San Francisco Giants before producing these… whoops):