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Marquee Sports Network tweeted a question on Tuesday asking whose facial hair reigned supreme between Rick Sutcliffe, Patrick Wisdom, Bill Buckner and Matt Clement. Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ took it in a whole different direction, though, weighing in on the team’s threads – perhaps starting a movement to elevate the team’s uniform game.
What’s it going to take to get those throwback pinstripes for a couple games this year?? Sunday’s at Wrigley who says no? https://t.co/dAP7X9VtbR
— Ian Happ (@ihapp_1) November 16, 2021
It looks like Happ is ready for a uniform shake-up, how about you? What would you like to see?
This past season, the Cubs introduced the City Edition threads to the lineup, debuting them in mid-June and continuing to wear them for Friday afternoon home games. Other than that, the Cubs’ uniforms have relatively stayed the same for quite some time now. We’ve seen a red-billed hat here and different fonts there, but no serious change to the historic and classic look. Even if it’s just a small change, maybe it is time to switch it up a little bit, considering the whole team has been shaken up anyways.
Among teams to have a designated “throwback” day are the Chicago White Sox on Sunday home games, the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday home games, and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday away games. Maybe the Cubs would entertain Happ’s idea to sport the 1980’s V-Neck throwbacks on Sunday afternoon.
Currently, Chicago’s uniform rotation consists of the traditional home white pinstripes, the road all-greys, the road blue-top alternates, and now the City Connect uniforms. If wanting to make a tweak or have an additional option, the Cubs would not need to stray far to make a splash. They could simply just go into the historical archives for a plethora of fun and familiar options.
We saw the team dip its toes in those waters in the not-so-recent past, celebrating a century of baseball at the Friendly Confines with an array of historic uniforms. Between the v-neck pinstripes, the powder blues and others, there’s definitely no shortage of bold, exciting looks in the vault for the Chicago Cubs.
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