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ramblermgr9599
08-14-2007, 11:00 AM
Why were the Mariners allowed to wear a batting practice jersey on Sunday during the game?

twentywontowin
08-14-2007, 11:11 AM
They wore them because it was too hot/humid.

Wsoxmike59
08-14-2007, 11:18 AM
From the M's website regarding the game Sunday:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070812/capt.d4affb930c674410ab7e185f5354c07b.mariners_whi te_sox_baseball_cxs111.jpg?x=237&y=345&sig=m7cgKnLBUes6ulTUN.Jdhg--

CHICAGO -- Sunday was hot. So hot, in fact, that Jeff Weaver requested the Mariners wear their batting practice jerseys during the game in an effort to stave off the humid, 85-degree heat.


Seattle donned its dark blue batting practice jerseys thanks to Weaver, who wanted to stay as cool as possible while pitching.

He ran it by some of the guys in the clubhouse before the game, and, after receiving clearance, decided the lighter material was the way to go.
"I put on the gray [uniform], and it felt kind of heavy today, so I asked if we could use the BP jerseys," Weaver said. "It's a lot lighter jersey, and it doesn't collect as much sweat, so it worked out well."

Jerko
08-14-2007, 11:29 AM
They wore them a couple of weeks ago as well, against Texas. I looked to see if their unis got stolen that day or something, but I guess they just wear them at times.

DSpivack
08-14-2007, 12:23 PM
85 degrees is hot?

WhiteSoxJunkie
08-14-2007, 12:41 PM
I'm assuming they stay cooler in the BP jerseys because they are made of a different material?

FielderJones
08-14-2007, 01:03 PM
85 degrees is hot?

I'm thinking it is if you're from Seattle.

CHISOXFAN13
08-14-2007, 01:33 PM
85 degrees is hot?

With the humidity it felt a hell of a lot warmer than 85.

DSpivack
08-14-2007, 01:41 PM
With the humidity it felt a hell of a lot warmer than 85.

Yeah, but plenty of teams player in hotter weather than that and wear their normal uniforms. Then again, the Mariners do play in Seattle in a dome, and are used to traveling to Anaheim and Oakland, neither hot places. Although Texas is in their division, too.

GregO23
08-14-2007, 02:17 PM
it worked out for them

thepaulbowski
08-14-2007, 04:12 PM
I'm thinking it is if you're from Seattle.

I doubt most of these guys live in Seattle year round.

Over By There
08-14-2007, 05:28 PM
All of us down here in Louisiana think Jeff Weaver is a wuss. That is all.

WhiteSox5187
08-14-2007, 07:22 PM
According to UniWatch it was because the Mariners don't have a CoolBase (that kind of mesh like jersey you see every so often) jersey for their road alternate uniform.

lumpyspun
08-14-2007, 07:52 PM
Then again, the Mariners do play in Seattle in a dome,

The Mariners used to play in a dome :smile::
http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/earthquakes/bigone/images/kingdome.jpg

Brian26
08-14-2007, 08:51 PM
I doubt most of these guys live in Seattle year round.

You mean Adrian Beltre isn't from a cold-weather climate? :D:

It's the classic Steve Dahl bit where he berated people who talked about "Bear weather" in the late 80s when the Bears would gain home field advantage, as if Otis Wilson and Willie Gault lived in Chicago all their lives, suffering through winters shoveling driveways for extra money.

DSpivack
08-15-2007, 12:32 AM
The Mariners used to play in a dome :smile::
http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/earthquakes/bigone/images/kingdome.jpg

Sorry, a retractable roof stadium. :tongue: