June 25, 2012
Has there ever been a red versus orange jersey game played in MLB before this weekend?
The Marlins have donned orange jerseys a number of times in their first season in Miami, highlighting a new uniform wardrobe for ’12 consisting of the only jersey they wear that says “MARLINS” and not “MIAMI.”
But a quick check shows no red opposition for the Marlins so far, as they usually opt to wear the orange for Sunday home games and at the whim of a particular home game’s starting pitcher, so perhaps the Nationals-Orioles games at Camden Yards Saturday and Sunday were the first to feature the not-too-distinct red/orange matchup.
We’ve always felt that if the home team wants to wear non-white, then the road team should wear gray, even if the home team is wearing black.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: Since 1957, when the NFL mandated teams wear contrasting white and colored jerseys, what year, and against which team, did the Eagles first wear their white jerseys for a home game? Answer on Tuesday.
Friday's answer: 1969-70
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