As we prepare ourselves for the most magical of Gheoghie holidays, a little mirth and genuine absurdity to tide us over.
The Norfolk Tides have a long and storied history. The current Orioles' AAA affiliate, and long the partner of the New York Mets, the Tides began play in 1961. They've won the International League five times, and seen such future stars as Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Amos Otis, David Wright, and Lenny Dysktra wear their colors.
Those colors were great, too., especially in recent years. A distinctive blue on blue, nodding to the Tides' nautical name and seagoing home region. Their logo, a cresting wave, was both classic and classy.
News comes out of Tidewater today that changes all that. The Norfolk Tides will wear this garbage next year:
From the mishmash of bright green and orange, to the cartoon character seahorse, to the on-trend and off-putting camouflage, this entire ensemble is disgusting. The Tides have traded a clean, dignified look for something barfed out of a child's fever dream.
And it says here that they're cursed to never win another Governor's Cup until they renounce this nonsense.
Gheorghemas can't come fast enough.