Readers who know that my strange interests include sports uniforms (none of which I got to wear as a player) may know about the garish Houston Astros uniforms of 1975 to 1986.
The official colors were yellow-orange, orange and burnt orange, to go with white and navy lettering.
People who like that uniform design called it “Tequila sunset” (the opposite of “Tequila sunrise”). Those who didn’t called it “rainbow guts.”
It turns out that the recent WIAA state baseball tournament I covered on the radio included three teams with similar uniforms, including the team for which I announced, Mineral Point (Tequila moonset?) …
… the team that beat Mineral Point to win the state Division 4 title with an undefeated record, Webster …
… and a team in Division 1, Green Bay Preble (Tequila tornado warning?):
Apparently the return of the “rainbow guts” uniforms is a nationwide trend:
After the Astros decided they were tired of wearing the previously shown uniform all the time, they created a road version with the “sunset” just on the shoulders, a look emulated (and then some) by the Charleston Rainbows:
As for the University of Hawaii (Rainbow) Warriors …
This look is obviously an acquired taste. I kind of like it for the Astros, but I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone. The saving grace is that whether a rainbow uniform is a good idea or not, it will never look as bad as this: