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O's improve to 9-2 under Buck Showalter despite ugly uniforms

Aug 14, 2010, 11:11 AM EDT

The Orioles improved to 9-2 under Buck Showalter with a 5-0 win over the Rays on Friday night, establishing their best 11-game stretch since the 2005 season.

That’s all well and good, but what the heck were they wearing? Turns out the solid orange look was actually a throwback to an ensemble worn twice during the 1971 season.

Showalter told Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun that he wasn’t too crazy about the whole vintage look.

“Take a picture because you won’t see them again,” Showalter said. “Someone said they’re like Halloween candy corn, but I’ll take it.”

I’m usually all about the vintage unis, but they looked more like a group of convicts collecting trash on the side of the road than a baseball team. I got flashbacks to watching Nailz wrestle the Big Boss Man in the early 90s. 

  1. Old Gator - Aug 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Those uniforms look more like HAZMAT suits. Dear Buddha, how hideous. You get the impression that whoever designed them covers his living room sofa and loveseat with clear vinyl covers.
    However, D.J., you do your readers a disservice by not including a photo of the nightmarish outfits that the Rays were wearing. They looked like the little brats lined up for auditions at an overpriced local children’s dance academy somewhere in southwestern Connecticut. The fact is, the better looking uniform won last night.
    The horror. The horror.

  2. Dan in Katonah - Aug 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    They look like they should be flame retardant and have little feeties on them. Its a Baltimore pajama jammy-jam!

  3. Kiwicricket - Aug 14, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Baseball AND deer hunting. Bud’s Orioles are multi-tasking now days. Impressive.

  4. Bobby Thomas - Aug 14, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Haha, a Nailz reference. Don’t see those every day. or ever.

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