Originally Posted by Brian26
That's a bad argument. We're talking about a kitschy early 80s Sox uniform that doesn't hold up. The Cardinals aren't wearing their late 70s/early 80s powder blue v-neck softball pullovers on a regular basis. If they were, that would be an appropriate analogy, but even those look better than the '83 Sox jersey.
It might not be the best argument, but it was an example of a team that is always tinkering with their uni's that is first-class. Many teams do it. Heck the Rays created a retro jersey to cash in on the money that is there.
So because you say it doesn't hold up it's true? I have two of them, many of my Sox friends have one. It is a pretty good selling jersey judging by the amount of them I see at the park. The new batterman hat is a top seller on the Sox site. There is a reason they kept them around, it makes cents and people like them.
Also, at SoxFest, the '83 stuff went quick. Not scientific evidence or anything, but it seems to be a pretty popular style.
I think it is a "love it" or "hate it" style for sure. People on both sides.