'Tis the season to be making uniform changes and the San Diego Padres kicked off the festivities on Wednesday night by unveiling the latest change to their kits.
But if you can spot any major differences in the new look, well, more power to you. While Padres leadership had a shot at infusing some color into the team's threads, they instead chose to continue with the same drab blue and gray scheme while insisting that this is what their fans wanted. And so the Friars will continue to look like they're playing outside a steel factory or in a jail yard, not in colorful southern California.
How bad is this change, which counts at the franchise's ninth in the past 25 years? It's so bad that they brought back the wonderfully nostalgic swingin' friar as a secondary patch and even he doesn't evoke any passion or excitement.
Quite simply put: You're doing this all wrong, Padres.
San Diego's sad stasis when it comes to their uniforms is all the more maddening because the change seems so ea...