Three things you should know about me …
1) I’m not really a Milwaukee Brewers fan. About all I know about the Brewers is that they were, at one time, an American League team, and that at some point in the late 1990s, Orioles non-legend Ben McDonald pitched out the end of his career there. I also know that they began their life as the Seattle Pilots (which in the late 1960s enjoyed its one season as a major league team, but is forever remembered thanks to Jim Bouton’s bawdy book Ball Four, which my dad finally let me read when I was 30).
2) I have a degree in political science. This shows itself whenever there is an opportunity to vote. Voting is my democratic right. I will vote for anything. Primary. General Election. I will vote for American Idol. If I’m sitting in a meeting and someone says, “It’s time for lunch, let’s take a vote, pizza or sandwiches?” I get very excited. I take my duty seriously. If there is an opportunity to vote, I will vote.
3) I think baseball uniforms are oddly, weirdly cool. I think the Seinfeld episode about changing the Yankees’ uniforms from polyester to cotton (and featuring Zen Master Buck Showalter) is Gold, Jerry, Gold! Watch the moment here.
So, if you give me the chance to vote on which fan-designed Milwaukee Brewers uniform will be worn by the team this season …
Oh sweet heaven, this is the best January ever! So, the deal is this …
Three fans designed uniforms …
I’m ready to vote. I’m going with Ron from Maryland. I’m so glad you asked why. I like that throwback Milwaukee Brewers logo. I like that bright blue. I like that Ron included socks. And, I like that Ron is from Maryland — maybe he’s really an Orioles fan just killing time until Spring Training. Good enough for me … Vote Ron!
(Ben from Minnesota? You were a close second. But you lost me with the Texas Rangers cowboy font on the back. Plus, the cap. Is that a toaster?)
To vote, just visit the Major League Baseball website, which you can do by clicking here. You have until January 22.
After you’ve voted, go ahead and read Jim Bouton’s Ball Four about a crazy, raunchy season in baseball. (Unless you’re a 12-year-old … in which case, please wait until you’re 30.)
OK, I voted! Now I just have to remember to vote each day for the next week. Ron also gets my thumbs up (which was given before reading your choice – it was the cap that stood out in my eyes). Ye gods! If I’m not careful, I may find myself watching baseball this year.
You’re a Cubby, aren’t you, Gloria? Heavens, THIS could be their year!
And, the more I think about it, the more I like Ron’s design … after all, he remembered the socks!
What’s wrong with me? I voted Nicholas. I love the yellow – too many teams have white shirts. I love “Milwaukee” blazoned across the front. I’m not fond of the state shape on the hat, but you can’t have everything. I can’t wait for baseball season to start – Go, Red Sox!
Becky, A Red Sox fan … of all people … should understand the absolute essential element missing in all but Ron’s design … FANCY SOCKS!
Just wait until Nicholas’ team goes out on the field. First of all they’ll look vaguely like hot dogs slathered in mustard, and then they’ll start hopping around because of the blisters they get when they realize they forgot their socks and stirrups! :)
Always good to see you pop up on the Internet … miss you!
Just 30 days until Pitchers & Catchers report! I”m counting the minutes!
Ron from maryland. Agreed. I love the Brewers old logo!
Well, the Minnesotan won … my least favorite (because the jersey lettering reminded me of the Rangers and I still say that’s a toaster on the cap).
Here’s the winning uniform and the hoopla surrounding the announcement:
And, that, my friends, is why the Milwaukee Brewers will not make it to the post-season in 2013. They chose the wrong uniform.