I was watching the game last night with two houseguests who aren’t really baseball fans. Once, when Jon Jay made that sliding almost-catch in center field, one of my guests wondered how hard it was to get grass stains out of uniforms and then we all mused about whether players change their uniforms in the middle of games if they get particularly messed up. We eventually settled on the notion that jerseys are somewhat disposable and that teams go through lots and lots of them over the course of the year.
Given the relatively new phenomenon of players literally ripping the shirt off the back of guys who hit walkoff homers, I think they’re even more disposable than we thought. Here’s Kolten Wong’s from last night:
— NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) October 13, 2014
Although, to be honest, I guess they’re not literally disposable. I assume someone is gonna pay a lot of money for that one.