On the rules of uniforms
Hey, it's an off-day.
So I don't know how you guys spend your rocking Sunday nights, but over here we like to comb through the more obscure points of the Official Rules of Major League Baseball. Reading through the uniform rules, this one caught my eye:
1.11 (e) No part of the uniform shall include a pattern that imitates or suggests the shape of a baseball.
That's it, that's the rule, it has its own separate point and everything. I like to play very close attention to baseball uniforms, and I was utterly unaware of this. Did you guys know about this? I have a couple of questions on this. First of all, why? Do they think people will get confused by a baseball printed or embroidered on a uniform? And secondly, don't the Reds have Mr. Red flitting about their sleeves these days? The rule specifically says no part of the uniform, thus including sleeves, and Mr. Red's head pretty much unquestionably suggests a baseball.
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