The New York Yankees, a prestigious team in the American professional baseball Major League (MLB), threw off their pride. Since the team was founded, it broke the tradition of 120 years since 1903. It was decided to attach an advertisement to the striped uniform that symbolizes the Yankees.
The New York Yankees recently announced on social media that they would wear a uniform with an advertisement for the first time in an away game against Kansas City on the 21st local time. It is said that the sponsor logo is not attached to the chest or shoulder like the uniform of the Korean baseball team, but to the shoulder in the form of a patch.바카라
‘Star Insurance,’ a New York-based casualty insurance company, is offering sponsorship fees of $25 million a year until 2031 in return for breaking the tradition of the Yankees.
According to the data released by the Yankees, Star Insurance does not attach a logo, but only a patch with letters (Starr Insurance) written on it. Also, the patch location is said to be different for each player. It is white text on a black background.
Baseball regulations say that all players must wear the same uniform, but each player has a different patch. This means that some players wear it on the left shoulder while others wear it on the right.
With the Yankees breaking with tradition and choosing to have sponsors, 13 major league teams wear uniforms with advertisements. The first team to wear such a uniform was the San Diego Padres, where Kim Ha-seong plays, and produced the first advertising uniform last April.
MLB broke with tradition and changed its rules last year to put ads on uniforms. Accordingly, after the San Diego Padres put up advertisements for the first time in April this year, the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks have been playing in games wearing advertisement uniforms.
Fans’ reaction to this is one color to blame the Yankees. On the Yankees homepage, it is full of criticism, such as “I am a Yankees fan for 50 years, and this news is really terrible news.”
Fox Sports, which broke the news, reported that “George Steinbrenner, as well as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the grave, will vomit their anger at the grave.”
In particular, the Yankees are one of the teams in the major leagues that are sticking to tradition. Still over 100 years old, the pinstripe uniform has never changed. Players are not allowed to grow Gotti beards. These are all measures to comply with tradition.
Of course, the Yankees have worn different uniforms in the past. In 2012, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park in Boston, the 1912 uniform was worn.
In addition, in 2018 and 2019, I wore the jersey for Players’ Weekend set by the entire major league, and in 2021, I wore the old uniform at the Field of Dreams game held in Dyersville, Iowa.
The Detroit Tigers are the only team that has never changed their uniforms since their inception as the Yankees destroyed tradition by posting advertisements on their uniforms.