At least that’s what I think this link means. Or maybe this is just a Black Friday ruse designed to make people buy jerseys that don’t really exist. You decide.
The differences here seem minimal. Slightly less trim around the “Indians” script, and the red-brimmed cap in both iterations. Whatever. They look pretty rinky-dink to me–like a replica you buy when you can’t afford the real thing. Either way, I’ll still prefer the cream-colored alternates they wore on Sundays this past season.
What I find most interesting in the picture above is Joe Smith. First, without causing too much offense, why Joe Smith? Were Ezequial Carrera and Frank Hermann not available? Also, is Smith just uncomfortable in the white because it’s after Labor Day? Or is this a before-and-after photo of his upcoming arbitration hearing? Inquiring minds want to know what makes Joe Smith smile. We may need a press release to clear this up.