Athletes have enough on their minds already. They've spent their professional baseball careers trying to be taken seriously.The last thing they should be worrying about is putting on a clown-suit devised by a crack team of clothing designers and marketing execs who, incidentally, have no idea what it's like to be on the field wearing the uniforms they design.
Indeed, there's something to be said for trying to incorporate colors that embody a city or region, but there's also something to be said for simplicity.
Just look at all the uniforms leading up until the 80s—a "B" for Boston, a "D" for Detroit, "KC" for Kansas City, etc. Couple a city name with a grey or white background and you get a clean-cut, non-flashy uniform that distracts neither the batter nor the fielder from the job at hand.
It's difficult to believe that the following five uniforms do not make the players wearing them question the sanity of the organization they're playing for.
On a more simple level, some of these guys must feel like clowns at times, because they sure look like them.
Here's a look at my picks for the five most annoying uniforms in baseball.