⇧ I love that the A's did that. According to the announcers (i.e., that's the source of most of my info), it was part of MLB's effort to get more AND YOUNGER people interested in baseball. From that point of view, I applaud that MLB is trying different things - I enjoyed the crazy London games this year (they have to "fix" the batter advantage before returning though). And if you try several things, some will fail and some will succeed. Hence, at my decidedly middle age of 55, I'm more forgiving of all this than I would have been years ago. Hopefully, the lesson will be to never do that with the uniforms again, but find a way to allow nicknames onto the uniforms - either occasionally or just let each team do it whenever they want to. And I agree - stop with all the uniform variations throughout the year.