TAMPA BAY RAYS SPORT LETTERMAN JACKETS FOR FIRST FASHION-THEMED ROAD TRIP
For the past few years, Tampa Bay Rays manager, Joe Maddon, has plotted fashion-themed road trips for the team. Maddon, who is known for sporting his signature hoodie in the dugout, establishes unique dress codes when the team travels throughout the season. The chosen fashions rarely succeed in scoring style points, but they do garner plenty of attention. Past themes have had the Rays styled in Loudmouth pants, pajamas and those infamous plaid “BRaysers.” Often times the attire is also tied to the destination. Last year the team dressed in “Grunge” for a trip to Seattle.
For the first fashion-themed road trip of the 2013 MLB season, the team’s sartorial statement was much more subdued than in the past. On the trip from Texas to Boston, players wore matching letterman jackets featuring a blue base, white sleeves, and a yellow sunburst logo. Perhaps Maddon took some style inspiration from the NFL’s Houston Texans, as the team wore custom-made letterman jackets when traveling to meet the New England Patriots for a game last season.
In speaking about the Rays varsity jackets, Maddon described them as: “Really high-quality, well-made, simple, and I like simple. Majestic did an outstanding job with it, I’m real excited about it. I think they’re going to be received well.”
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