Friday, February 25, 2011

Woo Hoo! Satin Wins!

(credit: Jon SooHoo, Los Angeles Dodgers)

The final results are in as satin becomes the word of the day.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that the 1940s “satin” uniform was selected by Dodger fans as the winning “throwback” uniforms for six mid-week day games in 2011. Each of the games will feature half-price food and drink, including alcoholic beverages, for the first time ever at Dodger Stadium, with a special half-price six-game ticket plan available for fans who want to attend each of the games.

Nearly 50,000 votes were cast at dodgers.com/throwback with the winning uniform edging out the 1911 road uniform by less than 2,000 votes.

Though the original uniform worn in the 1940s was made of a highly reflective satin fabric to make it more visible under the lights for night games, the throwback jerseys will maintain a similar feel as those worn by the Dodgers throughout the 2011 season.

Unfortunately, the uniforms won't have the same reflective qualities as the vintage brethren, but beggars can't be choosers.
(credit: Jon SooHoo, Los Angeles Dodgers)

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