An unanticipated consequence of the MLB lockout is that many teams haven’t had access to their alternate uniforms early in the season. That’s because players are usually measured for their new uniforms at the start of spring training in February, about six weeks before Opening Day. But this year’s spring training didn’t begin until mid-March and was compressed down to three weeks, so the factory didn’t have enough time to get all the uniforms done. In a bit of uni-related triage, they concentrated on doing the primary home and road uniforms first, which left some teams without their alternates.
As a result, we’ve seen more home whites and road greys than usual during the first few weeks of the season. That got me thinking: Home whites get plenty of attention, but how much do we really think about MLB road uniforms? Now that we’re seeing more of them, I thought this would be a good time to do a ranking of them.