Friday, February 11, 2005


On July 2 against the Texas Rangers, the Mariners will celebrate "Turn Back The Clock" day at Safeco Field by wearing their 1995 teal alternate jerseys.

It's just one of the promotions to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the magical 1995 season. I'll never forget Jay Buhner's thoughts on those jerseys.

"There's no way we're playing in those softball uniforms again. No way."

The Mariners didn't wear the teal jerseys after August 27, when they lost 5-2 to the Yankees. I was at that game sitting in the 300 level at the Kingdome. It was Mother's Cookies Trading Cards Day. Those were the days, man. Going around the ballpark asking random people if they had a Chad Kreuter card to trade me. I know I had multiple Joey Cora cards. BRILLIANT!

If the Mariners REALLY want to turn back the clock, then they should bring back the cultural fest known as Trading Cards Day. Of course, some poor kid may get stuck with 8 extra Willie Bloomquist cards and he wouldn't be able to get rid of them. I'd hate to see that happen.

Let's just be glad that the Mariners aren't turning AHEAD the clock. Remember those godawful space-age uniforms? You know, the unis with the big compass rose on the jerseys?

Softball jerseys, bad!

Mother's Cookies Trading Cards, good!


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