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Thome25
08-07-2008, 08:08 AM
Good article on the 1st "Turn Ahead The Clock" game in July 1998. Apparently Junior Griffey was a huge supporter of this idea and had a say in the design of the uniforms etc.

Here's the link to the article:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=lukas/080718&sportCat=mlb

The best part was when Junior wanted to wear the jerseys untucked. The creator of the promotion told him he couldn't do that and Griffey said: "Didn't the White Sox play with untucked jerseys in the 1970's?"

Pretty ironic.......little did Junior know that it truly was turn ahead the clock day.....turn ahead the clock to 2008 when he really was playing for the White Sox.:D:

CLR01
08-07-2008, 08:20 AM
I guess I am missing the irony. :shrug:

hi im skot
08-07-2008, 09:11 AM
http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/photos/uncategorized/ironic5.jpg

Max Power
08-07-2008, 09:16 AM
That's cool that Griffey was so into it and it was a pretty clever one-time promotion. Unfortunately, it spawned the horrible, almost league-wide promotion the following year. But I guess now we know jerseys with huge, off-center logos will be all the rage in 2020.

munchman33
08-07-2008, 10:38 AM
The one Durham wore is for sale.

http://www.americanmemorabilia.com/Auction_Item.asp?auction_id=43008