Monday, July 8, 2013
New trend in MLB uniform patches
By Paul Lukas
Red Sox pitcher John Lackey dons a memorial patch for Dr. Lewis Yocum.
There's nothing new about teams wearing memorial patches after someone connected to the team passes away. But in the past few weeks we've seen a new phenomenon: Players wearing another team's memorial patch.
Maybe that gave the Angels some ideas. When the Cardinals came to Anaheim last week, the entire Angels team wore the Cards' memorial patch for Stan Musial on their BP jerseys (but not on their game jerseys).
And then the Yocum patch made another cross-team appearance Sunday night, as several Red Sox players, including starting pitcher John Lackey, wore the Yocum patch on their game jerseys. Will players from other teams wear the Yocum patch as their clubs play in Anaheim throughout the balance of the season?
What do you think of all this? Is it OK for a team to wear another team's patch, or will that eventually lead to a patch-o-rama free-for-all?