Sunday, May 18, 2008

Blue... VB... headwear... nooo...

What the hell? Blue peak caps? We're not England!

But apparently it's not all about advertising. It's because Brad Haddin doesn't have a Baggy Green as yet and they were concerned about uniformity.

Who do they think they're kidding? This is a very lame excuse and just doesn't cut it.

If they're worried about uniformity, why didn't they all wear their wide-brimmed white hats? They look good and those hats are way better for sun protection anyway.

And if Brad Haddin is going to play Test matches, just give him the damn Baggy Green, losing the pomp and circumstance is a damn sight better than this alternative.

Those Baggy Greens are a defining point for that team, look at them lined up in those next to the Poms in their Vodafone hats, and we all know who looks the part.

How embarrassing.

VERY disa-ponting.

7 comments:

Samir Chopra said...

It would seem that technicalities are not on the Australian side. After all, the players are representing Australia and its a first-class game. Its nice to see the Australian press make a fuss about this. I've gotten so used to Indian cricketers not wearing the Indian cap, or wearing helmets that don't have the Indian logo on them. The worst offender was Azhar, who as *captain* (captain!, can you imagine it?) wore a white helmet with nothing on it to distinguish it from any other helmet in the world. Still makes me cringe when I think about it.

CurryCricketer said...

If you look back and watch the post-match stuff when McGrath, Warne & Langer retired, you'll see that Warna is the only one of the three who was wearing his blue VB cap. The others were wearing Baggy Greens.

Jrod said...

Always said that Brad haddin was a worry.

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

Good stuff, this should ensure that the 2-3% of non-NSWelsh cricketers who go on to play for Australian wear Blue before Green..


and when did VB get associated with blue? thought their colour was green...

Straight Point said...

the 'uniformity' idea was brilliant...

ask any VB official...

David Barry said...

I'm pretty sure that non-Test players have borrowed a baggy green for tour matches many times in the past.

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