So, you think that the White Sox uniforms in the eighties were the absolute worst in the decade? I've got some news that you might find disturbing. They could have been worse. Much, much worse.
What could be worse than the monstrosities of the eighties White Sox uniforms, one may ask? How about the prototypes of eighties uniforms that didn't make the final cut.
Which would Tom Seaver be more embarrassed to win his 300th game in? The uniform that was pictured in countless newspapers the next day or a aquamarine and tangerine number with a star? How about something with old timey prisoner stripes on the arms? Or something that reminds me of the Bears sweaters that Mike Ditka used to wear? It's a scary thought!
They all suck worse than the uniform that the Sox went with in 1982. No matter how bad things seem, they could almost always be worse.
I'm not sure what the Sox were going for with the aquamarine and tangerine colors. Maybe this was part of the long term plan to move to Florida? For some reason, I think that these would even fail in the sun drenched world of Florida. That many people cannot have heat stroke at the same time to render that abomination fashionable.
In a bold PR move, the White Sox became the only team to put on a fashion show featuring all of their failed designs for the upcoming year. I still can't believe that there is photographic evidence of these glorified pajamas. I just wish I could have found a color photo to fully illustrate the lameness of these choices.
The models look so happy to be promenading these mistakes. Maybe they were drugged. Either that, or they were paid a handsome sum to keep a smile on their faces.
The second uniform from the left is the closest to the final version, but this one still looks like it has a cumber bun attached to the middle. Most of these remind me of things from the bargain bin at Zayre. Get to Zayre and Get It All! Including crappy White Sox failed uniforms.
See, it could always be worse!