Dodgers Web musings: It's a throwback to an alternate universe of Brooklyn Dodgers uniforms in new promotion (plus half-priced beer!)
And now for a throwback to those thrilling days of yesteryear, at least the kind that went on back in Brooklyn. At least, that’s what they’re telling us.
The Dodgers announced Friday they will wear throwback uniforms for six midweek day games this season -- in conjunction with half-priced food and drink.
Take that, Arte Moreno.
The Dodgers are asking fans to vote for their favorite throwback road uniform. Only forget recognizing any of the bizarre choices.
The oldest dates back 100 years and features -- ugh -- pinstripes. The second curious selection is from 1931, their only jersey to feature a block-shaped letter B on the front. Continuing with the odd choices is a 1940s-era uniform with satin blue material, the team thinking it would reflect the lights. It’s all shiny and everything.
Fans can vote from Feb. 7-17 at dodgers.com/throwback.
Also on the Web:
-- The Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth concludes his annual best/worst of play-by-play announcers with a nice tribute to Vin Scully, still teaching the rest at age 83.
-- ESPN Los Angeles’ Tony Jackson takes a look at the left side of the Dodgers' infield, and what Manager Don Mattingly might try to do to get Casey Blake and Rafael Furcal regular rest.
-- Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal examines the struggling ownership of both the Dodgers and Mets. He said one source said Commissioner Bud Selig is "totally fed up" with both Frank and Jamie McCourt.
-- Mark Cuban is a popular choice to purchase the Dodgers. But The New York Daily News’ Tim Smith wants the Mets to pursue Cuban as a part owner.
-- Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness’ Mike Petriello wonders if the Dodgers should have taken a flier on ex-Angel Jim Edmonds.
-- Vin Scully Is My Homeboy’s Roberto Baly looks at the Dodgers eliminating the big public signing element to their community caravan this month.
-- True Blue L.A.’s David Young takes a look at the all-time, short-guy Dodgers team. Earlier in the week he looked at the writer's nightmare, the Dodgers with the oddest spelling of their names.
-- Steve Dilbeck