The Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Turn Ahead The Clock Night, in which the teams sported futuristic — 2027 — uniforms during a game at the Kingdome.

The Royals have gotten a new futuristic look for tonight’s game at Safeco Field, but the Mariners are going with the same sleeveless uniforms that Ken Griffey Jr. and company sported for this game in 1998.

And some of the Mariners players are going all out for the big night.

Dee Gordon is going sleeveless with his hat backwards and making Griffey proud.

Nelson Cruz is showing off the monstrous arms that help him hit 40 homers annually.

Ben Gamel showed off his tattoos (after he hit a triple):

Veteran outfielder Denard Span also went sleeveless:

As did former Tampa Bay Rays closer Alex Colome:

And Felix Hernandez went with the untucked jersey on the mound:

The no-fun police will have a problem with the sleeveless look the backwards hat,  etc. But *screw that*. Baseball is supposed to be fun, and we’re talking one game like this (though I’m down for many games like this), while recognizing another fun game 20 years ago.

And the uniforms seem to be working for the Mariners, who have a 6-3 lead at the time of this post.

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1 thought on “The Mariners are enjoying the hell out of #TurnAheadTheClock Night

  1. I remember watching the game 20 years ago as a high school kid in WA State. I loved those 90’s Mariners teams. This was a fun time to revisit for a team that has been very disappointing fro the last 15 years.

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