Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 5/17/13
Former Tucson Toros general manager Jack Donovan refers to the uniforms the team wore in 1980 as a "good idea gone bad" and "the worst uniforms ever." Much of the baseball world would agree. So, naturally, the uniforms are making a comeback this season. For "Disco Night" on June 8, the Tucson Padres -- the San Diego Padres' Triple-A affiliate -- will don the retro duds in tribute to the unsightly threads and the now-defunct Toros. Before the 1980 season, the Toros made a deal to become a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. Donovan thought it would be neat to pay homage to the Toros' new partner by designing a uniform similar to the Astros' famously bad "tequila sunrise" outfits. Donovan began scrawling out some ideas on paper, incorporating Arizona's blue skies and famous sunsets. What he came up with was a bizarre conglomeration of orange with a red and yellow diagonal sash and blue backs. The jerseys came with orange and white caps and orange pants. "When the player...
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