New York Yankees Unveil Special Event Uniforms For 2017
Apr 10, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; The New York Yankees observe a moment of silence on Opening Day against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

A day after a thrilling victory, the New York Yankees have given us something else to cheer about this season.

The clothes don’t make the man, I’ve heard. However, the New York Yankees released their special event uniforms for this season and it provides some validity to that quote.

In short, the clothes do make the man if the clothes happen to be these special event jerseys. While they aren’t incredibly unique, it still a giant leap forward for the Yankees and potentially changing their tradition.

The special event uniforms were released this afternoon by founder Chris Creamer on Twitter.

The Yankees are a team rooted in tradition, as we well know by now. Their pinstripes and gray away uniforms have been worn for decades without change. After seeing the same uniforms for years, even small adjustments like these can come as a shock to some.

However, it manages to be subtle while still making the uniforms stand out from their original counterparts.

While the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day jerseys and caps bear similarities to last year’s outfit, the Yankees also added in a unique sage green cap and color scheme to the lineup for Memorial Day.

Slowly but surely the Yankees are making progress on becoming more comfortable with change. Did you expect to see an out-of-this-world uniform for each holiday? If you did, you clearly don’t know this franchise.

There’s only so much you can do with a Yankees uniform if you are looking to keep the peace among the fans and the front office. So this is great for pushing the envelope just enough without causing a riot.

These uniforms are nothing incredibly special but they work. And I guarantee you they will sell in team shops like they’re going out of style. And trust me, those pinstripes are never going out of style.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.