After a thorough crushing last night, at least we can take solace in the fact that the stadium was really into the game which made it a little more fun. Very different atmosphere than the Marlins games I went to last week. Moreso, tonight is retro night. Which means the team will be wearing brown. Which is what they should be wearing every night. It makes me physically ill to know the Padres are wearing the same colors as the Doyers on a nightly basis. San Diego is all about the brown uniforms. You think San Diego? You think brown. Just look at our hills right now. Brown plants everywhere. What do we love in our burritos? Brown refried beans; black beans are for socialists. And what do we want our baseball team to wear? Brown.
The team needs to look at designing a contemporary brown uniform. As much as I’d love to see them go back to the 1984 or 1988 browns, I’d love it more if they came up with a new design with brown and yellow as the core colors. Tom Garfinkel can still peddle the retro gear in the team shops and the team can still make all that sweet, sweet throwback revenue. This, after all, is the reason the Chargers won’t go back to the powder blues – they make too much money being able to sell powder blue throwbacks AND the current unis. So, fine. Let’s see some new designs, lettering, etc. with brown. Without making any judgement calls on this year’s team’s skill level and likely finish, we’ve gone through a lot of losing years around these parts. If we’re not going to be winning World Series titles, at least give us an attractive looking uniform to root for on the field and to sport in the stands and around town off the field.
While we’re at it, let’s tee off on Gio Gonzalez. He is a huge fan favorite in DC where he is known as a great Tweeter that sometimes gets desperate enough to try and land dates from his followers. For the love of God, let’s see Kyle Blanks in the lineup and see some awesome play from our retro clad team.