Members of the 1979 Tampa Bay Rays

When the Tampa Bay Rays revealed their “throwback” uniforms for a time in which they did not exist, a rip in the time-space continuum occurred, creating an alternate universe in which the Rays did in fact play in 1979. In a NotGraphs exclusive, a peek at some of the members of the 1979 Tampa Bay Rays:


A time-travelling Joe Maddon


ROTY Rick Sutcliffe


President/SS Jimmy Carter


HR Leader Elton John


Team Captain James T. Kirk




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Too True
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Too True

Must have been hella confusing with everyone having the same number.

Bradley Woodrum
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Member

It was the ’70s. Everything was confusing.

Joaquin Stick
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Joaquin Stick

Badass uniforms, the Rays should adopt them full-time. Retro jerseys seem to be in vogue, what with the Jays going back to the throwback logo (throwing back to the logo?) as well, which, given the way I fetishize anachronism as an expression of yearning for never-existing simpler times, I really don’t mind at all.

Urban Shocker
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Urban Shocker

Nostalgia for things that never happened is my favorite. The Orioles have brought back the bird logo this year as well.
Check the one indispensable ESPN site: http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/story/_/id/7242996/uni-watch-evaluates-new-looks-padres-orioles-mets-marlins

Nu? BillyBaroooo
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Nu? BillyBaroooo

These better have mesh back caps…
and roach clips for the weird wuss

Hal
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Hal

They totally blew it though, the colors and name should be for the Devil Rays.

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