For those who remember the ill-fated XFL, you’ll recall jerseys with names on the back such as “He Hate Me.” This is the kind of creativity that the brass at Major League Baseball are going to all for one weekend only.
“Players Weekend” will happen between August 25th and 27th. During that time, players will be encouraged to use nicknames on the backs of their jerseys. Of course, there’ll be rules in play, so players can’t go completely off-color, inappropriate, or offensive. That takes away some of the fun, doesn’t it?
Also, there will be color restrictions for things like spikes, batting gloves, and wristbands…so there won’t be any ball deception going on. Also, players will be allowed to wear a patch that salutes a person or organization that was instrumental in their development as a player, or in life. And, of course, fans will be able get these jerseys afterwards at auction for charity.