Brewers Embrace MLB Players’ Weekend Concept
I, for one, love the idea of the MLB Players’ Weekend. It’s a fantastic idea by baseball. People today will probably call it a gimmick, but they have a dump in their pants if that’s the case. These are meant to be fun, and a first look at baseball trying to appeal to a younger audience. The jerseys are funky to become collectables by kids and adults. Brewers fully went with the jersey ideas and there were some excellent choices.
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I’m proud to say that from the early look of it, zero Brewers went with just their last name. I love that. I saw Brett Gardner and Jedd Gyorko respect the biz and put their last names. A typical move from a Yankee and Cardinal who probably only sip a beer for fun. The best of the bunch has to be Zach Davies with ‘Bat Boy’ which is a play off his youthful looking appearance. Michael Blazek going with ‘Jus Blaze’ is problematic in more ways than one.
MLB Players’ Weekend will be a success for baseball. I don’t think it’s something they should do more than one weekend year, but it’s a cool way to let players have some fun plus play into the whole Little League World Series that will be happening during this timeframe.