It is time for another installment of 'Nationals Supreme Court,' where we lay out arguments and vote on the most timeless debates in Nats history. With three people, we can break the tie.
Yesterday, we debated the value of Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon. Today, we look at the best jerseys ever worn by the Nationals. The votes were cast by Nick Ashooh, Chase Hughes and Matt Weyrich...
Nick Ashooh: How can it be anything other than those beautiful road blues they wore during their World Series run? It can’t be. People were obsessed. They sold out everywhere.
Plus, they just looked great. Which is kind of important too. Gimme the blue.
NICK'S VOTE: Blue/road
Matt Weyrich: I understand the hype surrounding the Nationals’ navy-blue alternates. They were their lucky jerseys throughout an incredible playoff run that culminated with their first World Series victory in franchise history. I’m not trying to undersell the importance of those jerseys, but nothing can ever top the classic home whites with the red curly W.
It’s hard to get a better representation of what constitutes a baseball jersey out of the Nationals’ current set of threads. The white fabric shows exactly how much dirt a player accumulates throughout the game, something pretty unique to baseball. And as much as I do think the script “Nationals” across the chest looks clean, the text is a bit too slanted for my liking and I’ve always been partial to the team logo patch over the heart.
However, above all else the white jerseys are easy to find online. It took months for the Nationals to make the navy blues available and even then, they still were double the price of normal jerseys. If I have to pick one jersey to see the players in, give me the home whites. It’s a look that will withstand the test of time while paying tribute to the roots of the game.
MATT'S VOTE: White/home
Chase Hughes: Why don't we start with some facts? Blue is objectively a better color than red. Fact number one.
Fact number two: the Washington Nationals won the 2019 World Series, and when they did, they were wearing their blue alternate uniforms that say 'Nationals' across the chest. Daniel Hudson's final out, Juan Soto's bat delivery and Howie Kendrick's homer off the foul pole; all of it happened in the blue jerseys.
That makes them an obvious choice as the best jersey the Nats wear or have ever worn. They are the best-looking Nationals uniforms and they bring good luck to the field. Easy decision.
CHASE'S VOTE: Blue/road
WINNER: The blue/road jerseys, based on a 2-1 vote.
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