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MLB Lightly Blames Nike for Uniform Debacle

Apr 5, 2024

Nike has yet another impressive innovation in the uniform space: a new euphemism for sweat stains.

As MLB players and fans continue to pan this season’s new baseball uniforms, a spokesperson for Nike, which designed the attire, told The Athletic in a statement that the company was looking to “lessen the moisture-related aesthetic color differences.”

MLB, meanwhile, is finally pointing a gentle finger in the fiasco, and it’s not at Fanatics, which handles the production of the new uniforms. In the same Athletic story, the league praised Fanatics for doing everything Nike told it to do and pointed out that Nike is responsible for the smaller size of jersey nameplates and for any issues with jersey fabric, which has drawn attention for its transparency.

Source: Front Office Sports

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