Are you superstitious?
Do you like to play/weigh the odds?
And most importantly, are you an Arizona Diamondbacks fan?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then this nugget of “unofficial” news should bring you a bit of cheer: The Diamondbacks are wearing their luckiest uniforms Wednesday for their Wild Card Playoff Game against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field.
The team tweeted Monday that they would be “rocking” their home alternate white and teal uniforms for Wednesday’s crucial matchup.
So that got us at azcentral wondering: Which unis are the winningest? Which need to be tossed into the nearest dumpster fire?
No, this is not based on looks.
If it were, the Diamondbacks would NOT be wearing the white teal or the grey teal unis tomorrow or again. Like ever. They are soul-less and ugly and generally without character.
But guess what?
According to unofficial stats kept by the team, they ARE kind of lucky. And when you are playing a one-game wild card that you HAVE to win to keep playing baseball into October, isn’t that the most important thing?
Yes. Unequivocally. Playoffs. World Series. #OurSeason.
D-Backs records show (yes, really, someone keeps track of this somewhere) that the team is 31-17 when wearing some version of the teal uniforms. They are 16-11 in home games (wearing the white/teal alternative uniforms) and 15-8 when wearing the grey and teal alternate uniforms on the road.
Was the win-loss record taken into account when selecting the uniforms for Wednesday’s wild card game? The Diamondbacks say no.
It was actually starting pitcher Zack Greinke’s call, according to team officials.
Is Greinke aware of the win-loss record for the team uniforms? Unclear.
If he was aware, would he care? Probably not.
By the way, if you feel like lobbying the Diamondbacks for a favorite uniform, and want to take the win-loss record into account, consider the following:
The Diamondbacks are 6-2 this season when wearing the ‘Throwback Purple’ uniforms (which, incidentally, was the team’s color scheme when it won the World Series in 2001.)
As for the dumpster fire? I’d start with the gray and red road uniforms. They may look fine, but the team is 13-17 when wearing those bad boys.
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