Major League Baseball unveiled the jerseys players will wear in this year’s All-Star Game and the design immediately drew criticism from fans on Twitter.
The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is set to be played at Coors Field in Denver on July 13. The game was originally set to be played at Truist Park near Atlanta. However, the organizers moved it due to a controversial election bill.
The MLB revealed the jerseys that the teams will wear for the game. The National League will wear white jerseys, and the American League will wear blue jerseys.
Each team’s jersey features a vertical abbreviation for the team each player is representing on the left side. The logo of the team is also over the left breast, overlapping with the vertical abbreviation.
Angry fans quickly stormed the All-Star Game’s Twitter page following the release.
“MLB really woke up today and said ‘How can we make the All-Star Game worse?’” wrote Blake Harris. “Instead of players wearing their traditional jerseys during the game, they’ll instead wear these……,” he added.
“The MLB All-Star Game jerseys are so bad. Like, what even is this?” said Robert Murray.
“Players wearing their own team’s jersey in the All-Star Game was unique and fun. For MLB to replace that tradition with these eyesores … swing and a miss.” wrote Meghan Montemurro.
“Competitive equestrian jumping all star game before the baseball game, sick,” Levi Weaver wrote.
“These are very very bad. Bad enough you couldn’t change the color scheme to fit Colorado, but you are actually gonna have them wear this IN GAME? Mistakes have been made.” said Panic Baker.