Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for some baseball content.
As Spring Training approaches, MLB fans may need to adjust to the sight of what some are calling “cheap” jerseys. The St. Louis Cardinals provided a preview of their white uniforms on Tuesday morning, and the initial reactions haven’t been favorable.
According to Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas, the uniforms don’t feel right. He noted differences in fabric consistency and a lack of customization in the pants. Another anonymous player bluntly described the new uniforms as “cheap.”
Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat clarified that the blame doesn’t lie with the Cardinals but rather with Fanatics, who are responsible for production this year. Nike is only licensing their logos, with Fanatics handling production. This change affects all MLB teams.
Unsurprisingly, baseball fans have been quick to voice their displeasure with Fanatics on social media. Some likened the jerseys to low-quality stadium giveaways, while others humorously suggested that Temu commercials during the Super Bowl may have influenced the jersey order.
Unless Fanatics improves their production quality, it seems likely that MLB fans will continue to critique the 2024 uniforms.