Chicago Cubs: El Mago and the magical jerseys
Special jerseys and special days can go one of two ways- they can be absolute failures or they can be huge successes. As with anything else, the Cubs have experienced both with their special jerseys over the years. Whether it’s All-Star jerseys, Father’s Day/Mother’s Day jerseys, Memorial Day jerseys, or Player’s Weekend jerseys, fans can be polarized by the jersey choices.
One particularly cool choice that modern fans seem to enjoy is the Player’s Day jersey from the past two seasons. Royal blue with turquoise sleeves and accents, the jersey is distinct, extremely colorful, and runs contrary to the normally classy and iconic jerseys the Cubs wear. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good jersey and doesn’t work, because it absolutely does. Couple that with the fact that the players get to choose nicknames for themselves and wear those names on their back and you have a recipe for success.
Unfortunately, with every good choice comes a bad one. If you’ve seen the Player’s Weekend choices for this year, you’ll note that they’re all white and don’t have any of the flair or intrigue of the past two years. Not to mention they’re never going to be able to get grass stains out of those.
Fortunately, Cubs fans don’t have to wait too long for a reparation as the Little League Classic Game the Cubs are playing against the Pirates this year feature really neat jerseys that feel similar to the royal/turquoise jerseys from the last two years with a twist. There’s a retro feel, but also a modern and fun style that players will no doubt love. Fans will be no different as the Javier Baez jersey isn’t even available on MLB’s Team Shop anymore.