Shohei Othani alongside Freddit Freeman at the 2023 MLB All-Star Game Jul 11, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; American League designated hitter/pitcher Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (17) reacts with National League first baseman Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers (5) during the fifth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

The 2023 MLB All-Star Game is currently underway on Tuesday, and the game has been an entertaining one with a number of highlight plays on both sides. Unfortunately, fans are irked with one thing in particular, which is the uniforms that both teams are wearing.

The American League is donning teal-colored jerseys while the National League is in black, and there isn’t anything particularly wrong with either jersey scheme.

Instead, fans are upset that the MLB has gone away from allowing players to wear their own team jerseys, which has been the case since the league partnered with Nike in 2021 to create custom All-Star Game jerseys.

Fans voiced their frustrations with the league refusing to revert to the old-style uniforms on social media.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has spoken about this in the past, and it doesn’t sounds like things are going to change back anytime soon.

“I never thought that a baseball team wearing different jerseys in a game was a particularly appealing look for us,” Manfred said nearly a year ago about team jersey’s in the All-Star Game.

Manfred may not feel that team jerseys in the game is a good luck for the league, but the fans, who the All-Star Game is supposed to be played for, seem to overwhelmingly disagree with him.

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.