In the product description of the jerseys available on mlb.com, it reads, "As worn on-field Memorial Day May 27, 2013." The camo pattern is that of the United States Marine Corps, but there's no word of any donations as with the special caps they'll wear on the same day.
Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch has what seems to be an accurate view of the jerseys.
"It’s been said many times before, but it bears repeating: Memorial Day is not a day for celebrating the military. It’s a day for honoring the military dead. A more appropriate gesture would be an MLB-wide black armband. An even better gesture would be a pregame moment of silence, without anything on the uniform. But as is so often the case nowadays, merchandising and pandering trump common sense," Lukas said.
It does seem superfluous (and tacky) to break out camo at every opportunity, and Lukas nails it that Memorial Day is actually about remembering those fallen in battle. Hopefully MLB can come up with a more tasteful to honoring the armed forces.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Memorial Day, MLB
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