April 08, 2002

"Get in the game, Blue!" While they will be no less frequent, my favorite angry cries towards the umpires will be a bit less accurate, according to Paul Lucas' Uni Watch in the Village Voice.
If you've got a gripe with the umpires, you'll no longer be able to yell, "C'mon, Blue!" because that color has been excised from the umps' outfits, ending a 120-year tradition. After last year's experiment with cream-colored shirts drew criticism from pitchers, who complained that the shirts were the same color as the ball and therefore made it hard to discern line drives hit back to the mound, umps are now wearing gray polo shirts with a hint of olive—similar to their trousers.

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