Black and Yellow

He’s not in the Hall of Fame, but Dave Parker’s legacy is firmly cemented in shirt form:

Quick internet research shows that this shirt is at least two years old, but I just saw it yesterday. On a person. Walking the streets of Cincinnati. Here’s the original image:

The good ‘ol days.

Yes, caption, yes those were the good ‘ol days. Most frequently asked questions:

1. Where was this taken? At Pirates spring training, Bradenton, Florida, 1980. (by legendary SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr.)

2. Who’s the dude chilling in the back? Pitcher Grant Jackson, then a relief pitcher for the Pirates.

3. Is that just a cigarette? One can’t quite be sure, but preliminary reports point to no…

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  1. TartanElk says:

    You stole my “Is that really a cigarette joke.” Damn. We should allow smoking in the dugouts/clubhouse again. Think of all the photo opportunities we’re missing out on!

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  2. Yirmiyahu says:

    A picture of a yellow shirt on a yellow shirt. My mind would be even more blowned if Dave Parker were to wear this shirt and someone were to take a picture of that.

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  3. Michael says:

    I’m mostly upset that when I did a Google search for the shirt, there weren’t multiple retailers peddling it. I would pay upwards of all my money to wear such a piece and there is really no shop ready to take my cash?

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