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MLB Reportedly Rejected Dodgers' Request to Not Wear Players' Weekend Jerseys Against Yankees

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is taken out from the game after giving up a grand slam to Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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Not only are the Los Angeles Dodgers playing a three-game series against the New York Yankees this weekend, which could be a World Series preview, it's Players Weekend. Not only does every player put a nickname on the back of the jersey, but the two teams in a given matchup wear either all-black or all-white uniforms.

It's great that you have two of the best teams in the sport playing each other this year, but it would've been better if they didn't have to wear these gimmick-styled uniforms.

That's why the Dodgers made a request to the MLB hoping to wear their normal uniforms, but unfortunately, the league shot them down.

The Dodgers didn't even ask permission to drop the Players Weekend jerseys for the whole series. They just wanted one game where these two teams wore their classic uniforms, but the league wouldn't allow it.

Considering the limited history between the two clubs, not allowing them to wear their classic uniforms, both of which are iconic in their own respect, is a bit if a letdown. The Players' Weekend jerseys haven't exactly received the best feedback, but fans will be forced to power through and deal with it.

Of course, if the Players Weekend jerseys were better this year, maybe there wouldn't be an outcry from everyone.