Blue Jays fans wonder why spring training uniform doesn't match
Why is the hat navy?
Blue Jays fans have had a tumultuous off-season, from losing an award-winning general manager, to saying goodbye to all-star popcorn loving pitcher David Price and now with spring training just over a month away ... the new uniform doesn't match.
Admittedly, colour-coding shouldn't have much of an effect on how the boys of summer play, but the decision is still confounding fans online.
New look for 2016 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SpringTraining?src=hash">#SpringTraining</a>! <a href="https://t.co/ONPFOAQvGf">pic.twitter.com/ONPFOAQvGf</a>—@BlueJays
So let's break it down. The Blue Jays wear blue, specifically royal blue, and the spring training jersey that the team unveiled yesterday sticks with the classic colour. The problem, some fans say, is the hat.
It's navy ... and some Blue Jays boosters don't understand why.
Some Twitter speculation jokingly connected the look to that of the Cleveland Indians, where the Jays new president Mark Shapiro joins the team from, but other than that a lot of fans are just annoyed.
That new Blue Jays spring training cap looks like it's trying too hard to be a Maple Leafs cap.—@_Nolesy
Basically for the entirety of spring training the Jays have to look like the baseball version of me "just running out to the corner store."—@MissStaceyMay
Why are the <a href="https://twitter.com/BlueJays">@BlueJays</a> spring training hats navy? Their blue isn't even remotely close to the navy that will be on the their hats...—@brodie_jeffery
The new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bluejays?src=hash">#Bluejays</a> spring training hats are terrible. Are we trying to steal the Yankees colours?—@Big_Game_Shane
The Blue Jays new Spring Training hat is.. different.—@TrevorStCroix
On the other hand, there are some that like the new hat on its own.
Call me a sucker, but I really like the new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bluejays?src=hash">#bluejays</a> Spring Training Caps! I don't have any of the previous ST versions, but this one POPS—@GWLBaseball
The Toronto Blue Jays spring training hat looks amazing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ohcanada?src=hash">#ohcanada</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/to?src=hash">#to</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/toronto?src=hash">#toronto</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a>—@nickjsciullo
Either way, fans can rejoice in the knowledge that the Jays will be taking the field again on March 6 as they start spring training.