I’ve written about this before, but I think it would be cool if MLB had a league wide Pride Weekend
I poked around the internet to see if there were Pride Night fashion jerseys and I am not really seeing any.
The Mets have had a few Pride Nights for fans and from there some related merch..
And I did see this on Lids or someplace
But to me these designs make me think there could be something better.
These two below work better than the above as the rainbow pops more.
What if MLB were to do league wide Pride caps and jerseys along side Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, America Efff Yeah Day, All Star, All Star BP, and Home Run Derby, Little League Day, Spring Training merch, BP merch, St. Patrick’s Day and Money Grab Day? The above template might be a good start.
As a straight man, I don’t have a sense of if the rainbow is the best thing to do, or if it has become just-what-you-do like all the green merch for St. Patrick’s Day has become. I asked on twitter, and didn’t get much feedback, but the small response I got was that rainbow is the move.
So I called my buddy Anthony and asked him. The last thing I would want to do is make a suggestion about merch and then find out that although I might mean well, I was actually being foolish.
Anthony said rainbow is cool…and really liked how the Boston cap looks and the trick was to not overdo it and to be tasteful. Like that Boston cap…or I guess like the soccer kits below. (I didn’t ask him about those).
I know MLS did a Pride Night, and the Red Bulls wore Pride Jerseys (although I can’t find any evidence on the internet) – and the national teams did…
So I think it would be cool to have MLB Pride Night. Something to think about on a Winters’ Day. Baseball merch should be inclusive not exclusive. I think everyone can agree on that.