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 SportsLogos.net founder Chris Creamer on Twitter.
New York @Yankees 2017 Special Event uniform collection #Yankees #MLB
Rest of league + details here: https://t.co/FIxKFRzMsR pic.twitter.com/8AiRrAmmTE
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) April 11, 2017
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.