If you’ve ever wanted to design a jersey worn in a professional baseball game, the Pensacola Blue Wahoo just have the deal for you.
For two hundred US dollars, fans can purchase the ability to hand-color a jersey that the Double-A club Miami Marlins will wear for their August 13 game against the Birmingham Barons. Each player will wear a different colored jersey creating a unique, almost All-Star Game look across the team in which each player has a different design.
Buying fans will receive a coloring book version of a Blue Wahoos jersey, the team name written on the front in white with black outlines and the player number on the back in the same manner. Fans will need to submit their designs ahead of schedule and have them approved by the club to ensure they meet Minor League Baseball guidelines for on-field uniforms. Things like, are the numbers readable? Are there any company logos there? hidden naughty messages?)
“We are very pleased to offer our fans this one-of-a-kind opportunity,” Blue Wahoos President Jonathan Griffith said on their official website. “Never before has a team seen every player and coach take the field in a different uniform created by a different fan, and it will be great fun to see the creativity and unique ideas of our fans come to life and take to the field.”
Jerseys will be hand colored by the fan who purchased each jersey under the supervision of club officials at the team ballpark. Jerseys must be colored in person and made at least seven days before the Aug. 13 ball game. If a fan can’t be in person to do so, their design will be done by someone else. Fans will be able to keep their jersey designs worn by the match, and they will be autographed by the player or coach wearing them.
Purchase details and full list of rules and guidelines can be found here.