BBQ’s Best 5 is exactly what it sounds like: Each week, we’ll pick a category in the world of baseball and talk about the five best things within that group. Today we’re highlighting the five best dressing themes for MLB teams’ road trips in 2018.
A big part of being a professional athlete in 2018 is flaunting your sense of style. Some players like to go further than others, as we learned last month at the annual All-Star Red Carpet Show. However, teams also showed us that sometimes players like to coordinate their outfits around a certain theme, usually before a long road trip.
Here are the five best MLB road trip outfits of 2018 – at least so far:
5. The D-backs sport their “Miami Vice”
While many clothing themes involve elaborate costumes and creative homages, others center around a simple, slick look. The D-backs showed us a great example of this with their bright, almost blinding, all-white outfit during a trip to Miami in June:
Miami-Pretty. 👌 pic.twitter.com/L6JFNW6CNX
– Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 24, 2018
4. The Pirates pretend to be a basketball team
This is the second year in a row we’ve seen an entire team embrace the hoops theme after the Angels did so last August:
– Machette Maldonado (@Machette1224) August 10, 2017
But Pirates took the theme to a whole new level with the inclusion of
And also a new Pirate
3. Brewers pay tribute to Bob Uecker
At 83, Uecker rarely travels on the road with the Brewers. So when the legendary commentator joined the team for a three-game set in Pittsburgh in late June, the Brewers took the opportunity to honor Uecker by dressing like him.
– Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 17, 2018
But the Brewers didn’t just wear the bold Uecker-branded blazer, they also wore T-shirts emblazoned with an iconic photo of Uecker in a speedo from the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
As a few of you have noticed, good job by Counsell and Sedar on their t-shirts for Bob Uecker’s Dress Up Steal.
Brewers photo on the left and Al Tielemans’ absolute classic from the May 19, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated on the right. Ueck calls it “my swimsuit problem.” pic.twitter.com/eh86MlNdbz
–Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 18, 2018
2. The D-backs dress up as SNL characters
When the D-backs traveled to New York earlier this year to take on the Mets, they could have gone in many different directions when it came to clothing themes. This innovative group zigzagged where others might have zigzagged and achieved one of the most impressive road shows in recent memory.
– Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) May 17, 2018
Someone please post this photo of
1. All Cub Scouts dress like
While Strop’s ’90s fastball certainly has some pizzazz, his fashion sense is downright volcanic. In addition to having his own clothing linethe flamethrowing reliever has an impressive sense of style, best described as a blinged-out warehouse mural.
To honor Strop’s iconic look, the entire Cubs team dressed up as their beloved teammate during a recent road trip to Kansas City.
Joe Maddon’s outfit is obviously the standout piece, but we particularly love