Dear. God. I mean, I dig the song, “Tangled Up In Plaid” by QOTSA, but this is ridiculous. You know, come to think of it, “BRayser,” which Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon coined to provide a name to these horrific atrocities, is perhaps the only term in the so-called MLB Fashion Lexicon, which I guess you could say is a good thing. Keep yer hoity-toity world of fashion out of my baseball, daggummit! Der takin’ Southeast Asian child laborers’ jerbs!
Manager Joe Maddon boasted Monday about the team’s custom-designed BRayser (that’s Rays and blazer, get it?) that will be mandatory dress on the upcoming West Coast road trip. “They’re fabulous,” he said. “They met with everybody’s approval.” Local fashion designer Julia Alarcon did the creative work, with Rays TV man Todd Kalas coordinating the months-long project. via.
Ha. BRayser. I guess this sort of shortsighted style scheme should come as no surprise coming from Maddon. He is, of course, the same fifty-something who dyed his hair black back in 2009 to “lighten the mood” in the clubhouse. Nevertheless, despite his previous fashion risks, I have to give a thumbs down to this garish exercise in plaid. It looks like the mutated offspring that would be born if Craig Sager could somehow figure out a way to impregnate my grandma’s couch.