The specialty uniform arms race may have reached its predictable explosion.
Ken Shepard, general manager of the independent Atlantic League’s Blueport Bluefish, tweeted out this nipple-inclusive design — you know, for the troops.
The Bluefish Military Appreciation jersey design. Pretty original! What do you think? pic.twitter.com/c9iN8Kuxfi
— Ken Shepard (@bluefishgm) July 25, 2014
Shepard is right about one thing: they are quite original. And also designed by someone who has never seen a human being’s belly button.
While the idea of honoring the military is noble, the execution leaves something to be desired. But every minor league team toes the thin line between garnering attention and drawing scrutiny.
Shepard can take solace in the belief great art is usually not appreciated in its own time.