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Tragedy
06-21-2012, 01:08 PM
That the Rays didn't exist in '79 yet is not stopping them from donning the uniforms modeled by skipper Joe Maddon in the above photo for a game against the Detroit Tigers on June 30. The duds are '70s chic, and could be described as '79 San Diego Padres meet '78 Seattle Mariners, meet '77 Atlanta Braves, meet '76 mom's kitchen. With a little Milwaukee Brewers thrown in, especially with the cap. Two shades of blue sky and navy along with a dash of sunshine yellow, the unis perfectly capture what the Rays look might have been had they ... been. The "A" in Rays is a sunshine/orange deal that sort of looks like if a blow dryer mated with a French horn. But it was the '70s, when subversive subconscious suggestions became popular in advertising. Accuracy!
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/rays-turn-back-clock-uniforms-party-1979-213700184--mlb.html

Link has a picture.

I'm sorry, but this is just cheesy, stupid, and dumb. Wear throwbacks from the late 90's, but to create something and say 'Yeah, we weren't created for 30 years after this, but here is our 1970 throwbacks!"

theslick1
06-21-2012, 01:10 PM
I bet those are the same glasses Joe wore back in the 70s too.

1903
06-21-2012, 01:15 PM
They look bad. Celebrate your actual history (no matter how bad it is) instead of making up one.

CubbieSteve
06-21-2012, 01:17 PM
Wear your throwbacks from 1998, this is just stupid.

metswon69
06-21-2012, 01:19 PM
I like the jerseys alot to be honest, but i understand it's stupid because the team has no real heritage.

Can never go wrong with 70s styles jerseys!! :)

Except for the Padres..

Havoc Wreaker
06-21-2012, 01:19 PM
I actually like the unis :shrug:

sixers247
06-21-2012, 01:27 PM
It it dumb making it up but i actually like them alot. Not sure why but i want to buy one lol.

KingsPhillies
06-21-2012, 01:36 PM
I know it's all in good fun, but it's difficult for me to see those uniforms as "throwback" when the Rays were nowhere near close to existence. Typical 70's-style jersey, though. Don't love it, don't hate it. I guess all that really matters is how Rays fans feel about it. Being that I have no real vested interest in the team, it doesn't really provide much entertainment value for me, and I certainly have no desire to purchase one at any point.

VRP723
06-21-2012, 01:37 PM
I think this is pretty cool

Pinstripe pride
06-21-2012, 01:38 PM
if they are going to party like its 1979, shouldn't the rays do that by not palyiong since they werent around then?

tbone2171
06-21-2012, 01:48 PM
I like the jerseys alot to be honest, but i understand it's stupid because the team has no real heritage.

Can never go wrong with 70s styles jerseys!! :)

Except for the Padres..

That sig is as gay as Joe Maddon :laugh2: ..Balki!

Tmath
06-21-2012, 01:49 PM
Not enough pine tar

Jeffy25
06-21-2012, 01:49 PM
Why do people in Tampa not love this team?

This is awesome

RTL
06-21-2012, 01:52 PM
Stick to the Smokers jerseys! Those were badass!! I got one but it cost an arm and a leg.

iam brett favre
06-21-2012, 01:53 PM
I think they look awesome. Although Devil Rays throwbacks would be cooler.

metswon69
06-21-2012, 02:15 PM
Why do people in Tampa not love this team?

This is awesome

Because they are all retired or displaced Yankee and Met fans...

Fly
06-21-2012, 02:23 PM
why are people getting all butthurt over these uniforms? they're fun...

whitesoxfan83
06-21-2012, 02:44 PM
Its cool because Maddon made them...

dodgerdave
06-22-2012, 01:55 AM
It looks like the 1970's Padres uniforms but with the 1980's Blue Jays color scheme.

Yankee Clipper
06-22-2012, 07:17 AM
Why do people in Tampa not love this team?

This is awesome

Because they are all retired or displaced Yankee and Met fans...

Fact.

Capital G
06-22-2012, 09:17 AM
i like it. its all in fun and i love throw back jerseys.

Capital G
06-22-2012, 09:19 AM
Because they are all retired or displaced Yankee and Met fans...

this is part of the reason for sure. a lot of people move here from all over and bring who they liked as their team.

another reason is the trop (stadium and location).

behindmydesk
06-22-2012, 10:11 AM
Why do people in Tampa not love this team?

This is awesome

Because the team is in St Pete not Tampa, and it's in a horrible stadium

Honest factual answer.


Tampa people are not St Pete people, and they mostly dislike each other.

The Ooh Child
06-22-2012, 10:30 AM
I don't think it is a bad idea, but I think the jersey number placement makes them look kinda ugly. I like the hat

NY_Heartbreak
06-22-2012, 10:59 AM
These jerseys look really good actually.

1908_Cubs
06-22-2012, 11:12 AM
I think this is awesome. And honestly a lot of fun.

1998 Devil Rays jerseys would have been boring. They're 14 years old, hardly a "throwback" when you consider the Cubs and Giants just played a "1918" game. It's understandable they want to get fans to purchase something extra, as well as have a little fun.

If you read the article is says they've done the the Devil Rays uni's and other minor league teams before. This is something completely different.

Zaunnie
06-22-2012, 11:44 AM
The Rays are just having fun with the whole thing, why is anybody getting worked up about this?

1903
06-22-2012, 12:14 PM
The Rays are just having fun with the whole thing, why is anybody getting worked up about this?

Who is getting worked up?

theslick1
06-22-2012, 12:50 PM
Are the black horned rim glasses part of the uniform?

ThisIsTheYear
06-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Another TB hat to add to my collection.

Driven
06-22-2012, 01:01 PM
I actually like the unis :shrug:
I do too, besides the "70"

WOwolfOL
06-22-2012, 01:40 PM
I kinda like the logo reminds me of the Soul Train logo.

masTOR_shake1
06-22-2012, 01:56 PM
haha I like them, very tampa in the sense that they just have fun and let loose. no history? who cares, let's make one up.

nirvana235
06-22-2012, 02:45 PM
They need to have like some pink alt jerseys... attract female fans.

NYMetropolitans
06-22-2012, 03:21 PM
Devil Rays throwbacks over this fictitious nonsense.

thefeckcampaign
06-22-2012, 03:38 PM
I'll give it to them. They look just as ridiculous as all the others from the 70's.

thefeckcampaign
06-22-2012, 03:52 PM
These uniforms are making me thirsty. Anyone want a Pepsi Light?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xfxmmOzXySs/SogNl4KTOQI/AAAAAAAABDM/Xg3NvXKVQn4/s400/pepsi+light.jpg

Rivera
06-22-2012, 03:55 PM
i like those jerserys more then i like there current ones

i like it

EastNYLos
06-22-2012, 06:08 PM
i think it looks decent..i would love to see the patch upclose on the arm..

then again this is 10x better then the moon mets uniform did that one time..for the future..lmaooo that was bad!

fadedmario
06-22-2012, 07:19 PM
I like em.

jtrinaldi
06-22-2012, 07:22 PM
meh, they should just do Creamsicle style jersey's like the buccanneers did and celebrate them....those jerseys are awesome

the_jon
06-22-2012, 09:11 PM
I want oranges now

Twinke Masta
06-22-2012, 09:48 PM
stupid move, but classic tampa move

scaramantula
06-22-2012, 10:23 PM
im not so much upset about the 70's thing, but damn are they ugly, lots of teams had classy jerseys in the 70's and they made the tackiest thing possible,

also since its the 70's shouldn't they be called the devil rays? or are they erasing that part of their history to?

Metsfan0791
06-23-2012, 12:23 AM
I'm sure Joe was one of those hippies back when these uniforms were "worn"

the_jon
06-23-2012, 12:38 AM
im not so much upset about the 70's thing, but damn are they ugly, lots of teams had classy jerseys in the 70's and they made the tackiest thing possible
What do you expect for them to invest thousands designing some throwback that never existed and that they'll hardly ever wear?

MooseWithFleas
06-24-2012, 07:12 PM
These uni's are pretty sweet actually.

runnermjr1296
06-24-2012, 07:36 PM
they dig cowbells, what would you expect?

IAmARanger18
06-24-2012, 07:55 PM
Wow, not that bad.

H-MYK
06-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Not really too big on these unis, found them to be ugly.

NateyB24
06-24-2012, 08:28 PM
Pretty cool idea although i don't really like the design.

DodgerBlue8188
06-24-2012, 09:13 PM
At least put Devil Rays somewhere on there.

stipe1280
06-24-2012, 09:35 PM
Stupid gimmick imo.

Ty Fast
06-25-2012, 12:22 AM
those are kinda cool.

thefeckcampaign
06-26-2012, 04:10 PM
Is there something really called "Good Taste" or is it "Different strokes for different folks"?

natelpete
06-26-2012, 04:32 PM
Know your role, Tampa. Quit trying to pretend you've been around for a long time.

redbird89
06-27-2012, 01:32 AM
They look bad. Celebrate your actual history (no matter how bad it is) instead of making up one.

Agreed. The uniforms just look stupid.

LakersA's49ers
06-27-2012, 02:01 AM
hahaaha. they made their own history man. this is hilarious

ichitownclowni
06-27-2012, 04:38 PM
This deserves a :facepalm:

Phantom Dreamer
10-02-2014, 12:53 AM
I like the jerseys alot to be honest, but i understand it's stupid because the team has no real heritage.

Can never go wrong with 70s styles jerseys!! :)

Except for the Padres..Ironic statement, especially since the Rays' fauxbacks are based on the '78 Padres.

spliff(TONE)
10-02-2014, 02:05 AM
Posting in 2 year old threads is tight.