Monday, October 24, 2016

What if everyone dressed old-timey for the World Series?

I love old crowd shot photos of sporting events past. Everyone dressed up in suits or dresses, the gents all with fedoras on, such a uniform crowd and the old sped up film making them cheer in spastic ways. This shot is from the 1948 World Series:

(Plain Dealer file photo)

Unfortunate demographic uniformity aside, the photo is pretty cool. Made me think, with two teams with such rich and title-lacking history as the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians in the World Series, what if everyone just dressed up for Game 1? Or even better, Game 3 at Wrigley Field. No garish "alternate uniforms". No out-of-place Browns or Bears jerseys. Definitely no racist face paint.

Eh, just a thought.