I’m not going to go on and on about a topic that was discussed yesterday: That the Rangers will trot out another “third jersey” which would make this one their sixth or seventh or eighth jersey, actually. I’ve lost count.
If it’s going to be a throwback, that’s fine and great. The Rangers wore throwbacks in ’91-92. So if the blue jersey is going to have an old-style diagonal “RANGERS” or “NEW YORK” on the front, fine. But if they’re going to come up with another Lady Liberty or whatever, well, I’m totally against that.
And I’ll tell you why. Lady Liberty was a pure money grab. Your money. Their grab. It was another way to turn your pockets inside out. Now, I know a lot of you liked those jerseys and nobody forced you to buy them. But, let’s face it, if nobody would buy it they wouldn’t do it.
Again, the only reason for third jerseys is to have stores full of new stuff for you to buy. If you’re OK with that, well, it’s your wallet.
I find it distasteful that one of the best jerseys in all of sports will be replaced for some games by a merchandise sale.
Forty-seven days until Opening Night.
47: Rich Pilon. Who once said, as a Ranger, “screw ’em all, I can still play.”