Saturday’s World Baseball Classic matchup between the United States and Great Britain has been a highly anticipated matchup for baseball fans. However, many put the actual game aside to comment on a less-than-stellar uniform design shown off in the game.
Great Britain is obviously not well known for its baseball talent, and their lack of emphasis on an eye-drawing uniform has certainly garnered attention.
The uniforms are far from impressive, pretty much having zero design with just a very bland name of the country on the front of the jersey.
Great Britain really went all out with these uniforms 😅 pic.twitter.com/QyGXv8ayhV
— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) March 12, 2023
This basic uniform has many blasting Great Britain on social media, comparing the uniforms to something you would see at a local little league field.
Wait till you guys see what Great Britain’s alternate uniforms are pic.twitter.com/B4b4lyKoOG
— Matt Lively (@mattblively) March 12, 2023
I can’t get over how awful these Great Britain uniforms are.
— Eric Cain (@_Cainer) March 12, 2023
— SoDo Mojo (@SodoMojoFS) March 12, 2023
Considering that the Great Britain World Baseball Classic team is mostly made up of Americans, it makes sense that they used the American version of The Office as inspiration for their uniforms.#WBC2023 @CespedesBBQ pic.twitter.com/mryKyNSf9Q
— Trey Mongrue (@TreyMongrue) March 12, 2023
For a nation with as deep a history as Great Britain, these WBC uniforms are no good. They’re like bad Red Sox road grays.
— Jared Wyllys (@jwyllys) March 12, 2023
Great Britain might have the worst uniforms to ever be on a baseball field.
It looks like a last minute sponsor showed up on the front of their jerseys.#WorldBaseballClassic
— Michael Stevens aka Flake of Wrath (@MichaelEStevens) March 12, 2023
In comparison, the United States’ home and away uniforms both offer far better designs than the lackluster uniforms that Great Britain came up with.
Tim Anderson is looking good in that Team USA uniform 🔥
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 7, 2023
To be fair to Great Britain, this is the debut of the country in the World Baseball Classic. It qualified for the first time ever for the event back in September of 2022 with a win over Spain.
Hopefully all of the harsh criticism they received from fans on social media will inspire them in the future should they return to the event in 2026. Regardless for the time being, they certainly look out of place compared to a traditional baseball powerhouse like the United States.