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Royals, Mariners show off futuristic jerseys in “Turn Ahead the Clock Night”

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Sleeves are not part of the future!

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Nostalgia is all the rage right now, so the Royals and Mariners decided to hold a tribute to “Turn Ahead the Clock Night”, a marketing gimmick the two teams participated in 20 years ago. That night, the teams put a twist to “Turn Back the Clock” nights that had become popular, by imagining what baseball would be like in the future. So tonight, the Royals and Mariners are paying homage to the past by pretending like it’s the future. Got it?

Anyway, it is always difficult trying to imagine what people will dress like in the future. According to George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, we should be wearing soul-crushing all grey flannel jumpsuits. The recent futuristing movie Her has us all wearing super high-waisted pants. And Marty McFly promised us hoverboards by now.

According to the marketing departments of the Royals and Mariners, here is what baseball might look like in the year in the future.

The Mariners seemed to take more liberties with their appearance.

Is there a correlation between sleevelessness and winning?

Umpire John Tumpane (hey, shouldn’t he be dressed as a robot?) wasn’t into it though.

What do you think? Is this the wave of the future? A fun gimmick? A disgrace to the game of baseball? Permanent damage to your retina?