Usually, when I go to a sports game of any kind, I like to wear some kind of gear to represent that team. For the most part, this manifests itself in the form of a jersey. Now, our local USHL team, The Fargo Force, sells replica jerseys in their team store, but our baseball team, The Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the AAPB, does not. They do, however, sell game-used jerseys in their team store, and at a very affordable price.
So, naturally, I
had to pick one up. Now knowing very little about the individual players
of the team, I really wasn't picking a particular player. I knew I
wanted the red version of the jersey instead of dark blue, mostly since
they are still using the red, and I think the blue is an outdated
design. Anyway, there were three reds available, and with no knowledge
of the individuals themselves, I just had to pick which number I liked
better. There was 29, 48, and 55. I ended up picking #48, simply because
I think the number looks better on a baseball jersey.
jersey belonged to Matt Erzar, who only spent one year with the team in
2010 as their pitching coach, when they went 61-39 on the way to their
fifth Northern League Championship in the league's final season. The
Redhawks actually wasn't his first Fargo-based team, as he played four
years of college baseball with North Dakota State University.
a great-looking jersey, with a bright, bold red color and sewn-on
patched for the logo, numbers, and nameplate. It also has more of a
mesh-type of fabric, which is great during the hot summer days, which
breathes a lot better than a solid material. Watching a few games so far
this year made me realize that the Redhawks really do the jerseys
right, as some teams will screen-print the name and number on the back,
or leave the name off entirely and just print the number.
Here's a few photos of the jersey: