Players Weekend has produced some intriguing uniforms over the past two years, but things are about to reach a whole new level of weird in 2019.
The Yankees, who've rocked versions of navy jerseys the past few seasons during this joyous occasion, will reportedly wear some strange black road uniforms on against the Los Angeles Dodgers in August, replete with nicknames.
That's right: from August 23-25, the Yankees will sport black threads while playing in Dodger Stadium. Not their usual gray, not navy or extremely dark blue. Black.
New York's home and road uniforms, along with the team's colors, have barely changed over the past century or so. They're often considered sacrosanct.
That's what makes black such a strange choice. There's a large contingent of baseball fans who already think Players Weekend is an abomination. Having the Yankees don jerseys that don't even match their color scheme only adds fuel to the fire.
With that being said, it's not like the Yankees haven't participated in Players Weekend for the past two years. It's just odd that they chose to roll with black.
The whole concept of the event is for the players to have an opportunity to spice things up a bit and express themselves. The uniforms, however funky they might be, are a fun way to the players to show a different side of themselves while they play the game that they love.