By John Ekdahl
Tampa Bay will wear their “fauxbacks” against the Cubs today. At least one sports commentator is not amused:
ESPN’s Keith Olbermann, who is friends with Sternberg, nevertheless named the Rays the “worst persons in the sports world” for “denying their Tampa Bay Devil Rays history” and putting “Rays” on the fauxbacks. Sternberg said “somewhere down the line” they’ll do something Devil Rays-related but “not enough time has passed.”
Anyway, these road fauxbacks were designed by Stuart Sternberg.
The new road “fauxback” uniforms the Rays will debut for today’s ’80s Day game against the Cubs were designed by principal owner Stuart Sternberg, who admits he was inspired by the 1978 Padres. “Pure ripoff,” Sternberg said. “With a little, you know, here and there.” The pants (beltless, by the way) and most of the jersey are light blue, with the sleeves, trim and socks yellow. Sternberg, who also designed the original Rays logo and the first fauxbacks, was quite pleased with his latest. “The retro uniforms I’m in love with,” he said, “and clearly the rebranding and logos worked out beautifully.”
The New York Times has a great article about Rickie Fowler’s toned down style this week.
Rickie Fowler wore purple for the third round of the 96th P.G.A. Championship. A few years ago, the purple might have had a brilliant fuchsia hue or maybe something magenta. It would have been something eye-catching, for sure.
Perhaps amethyst, mulberry, orchid or lavender.
But Saturday his pants and shirt were just a standard purple, with a lot of plain white accents and a tiny flash of muted yellow mixed in.
The shoes? White. The hat? White.
How our little Rickie is growing up.
This isn’t exactly Uni-related, but big news out of the racing world. Tony Stewart hit and killed a driver who had gotten out of his car to confront him while on the track. Bizarre indecent, we’ll see what develops.