The Bolts had nice threads to begin with. Always have. Counting the powder blues, or even if you don’t, the San Diego footballers get style. They just get it. The baseballers not so much.
Maybe that’s why the Chargers are content changing uniform designs every couple decades, while the Padres introduce a new take on the same old thing by the presidential cycle, if not more often.
And while it’s totally cool for the football team to have one set of head gear, it’s not for the baseball. Not with all the mix-and-match ensembles the Padres employ.
At the very least, when the Padres honor the military by wearing camouflage uniforms every so often, they really ought to spring for the camo head gear to match. It’s tacky not to. C’mon, if the Dodgers can play a spring game on St. Patrick’s Day wearing green caps, as they have for decades, the Pads can spend the $200 to complete an outfit.
And pinstripes are for New York Yankees and wiseguys. There’s a mistake you might want to avoid repeating in the future.
Remember, glove conquers all.
— HOWARD COLE