Tuesday night was the last baseball game of the season that I was able to attend. So I got there early to enjoy even more time in the great weather. The first thing I noticed (of course) was that Auburn was wearing the blue tops again. I tweeted that this was the first time we had seen the combo in a while that consisted of the blue tops and white striped stirrups, but boy was I wrong. I then noticed that they were wearing the plain blue 'rups. It took me probably 10 minutes later to realize that they were not wearing the white pants. As one of the players walked out of the dugout I realized that they were actually wearing the pinstriped pants. If you remember my Baseball News post from January, you'll remember that the baseball players really liked the blue tops paired with the pinstripe pants.
It is odd that Golloway would decide so late into the season that it is acceptable to start playing with the uniform combinations. When he came in, I was under the assumptions we'd see about the same number of different combinations as the previous year. I've been rather surprised how much he's stuck to the same combinations. Personally, I would have rather seen some hats rotate before going with the blue top, pinstripe pants look. I would love to see the white hats return with the all white look, even if for just one game.
The look overall was pretty good. It was nice to see something different, even if Golloway hasn't been into mixing this season. I'm just hoping we don't see much more of it. There are most combinations that should not be worn than those that should. I'd rather not see the orange (like in the past) or white tops paired with the pinstriped pants...I'm just curious to see what the team does to finish out the season. Do they continue to wear the same standard combinations or do they start changing up the sets? Time, and win/loss records, will determine that.
I hope to have a really interesting new piece up next week. I'm really excited for it and hope everyone enjoys it!