Remember that questionable "Turn Ahead the Clock" uniform promotion MLB unleashed in 1999?
Y2K computer hysteria was in the air as the millennium approached and baseball wanted to give fans a glimpse of what the game might look like in the 21st century.
The giant logos on the jerseys. The wild color combinations. The shiny materials. Some teams even temporarily changed their names — we're looking at you Mercury Mets.
It actually began innocently, if regrettably, enough in 1998 with one game — in Seattle on July 18 between the Mariners and Kansas City Royals.
The idea was to figuratively transport the Kingdome to 2027, the 50th anniversary of Mariners baseball. The Mariners even brought it back in 2018.
In 1998, MLB thought it was such a good idea, it decided to spread it across the sports the following season with more than 20 teams participating.
Fortunately, that sartorial vision has yet to materialize, but baseball has had its fair share of wardrobe malfunctions.
Below are just a dozen examples. Click here for more of MLB's fashion faux pas.
Remember that terrible 'Turn Ahead the Clock' promotion from 1999? Unfortunately, we all do. At least none of those uniforms accurately predicted the future. Case in point: the Pittsburgh Pirates … (Photo: Osamu Honda, AP)
And who can forget the Seattle Mariners-Kansas City Royals game in 1998 that started it all. (Photo: Joe Brockert, AP)
Arizona Diamondbacks have a short and questionable history with sartorial selection, especially their most recent coal-mining gray road uniforms. Almost makes you long for the expansion days sleeveless jerseys and purple pinstripes. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)
So why would the Tampa Bay Rays replicate that style in their color scheme for faux throwback a 2012? (Photo: Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)
Speaking of powder blue … 1986 Montreal Expos … (Photo: Rick Stewart, Getty Images)
Baltimore Orioles celebrated their 1970 World Series by adding an all-orange alternate uniform in 1971 … (Photo: John Iacono, Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
Wide collars, pijamas-style jersey. This Chicago White Sox uniform screams 1970s. (Photo: Courtesy of the Jerry Hairston family)
The Oakland Athletics of the 1960s and early 1970s had all manner of yellow-and-green combinations. (Photo: Focus On Sport, Getty Images)
The wings just never worked on these Anaheim Angels uniforms. (Photo: Fred Jewell, AP)
Any time you frown at the team's latest orange jerseys, just remember the original 1993 Florida Marlins look. (Photo: Charles Krupa, AP)
Black-and-white photography doesn't do these 1978 Chicago Cubs uniforms justice. Just imagine powder blue with white pinstripes. (Photo: Wally Fong, AP)
These 1978 San Diego Padres uniforms show what happens when an owner tries to outfit a team based on the colors of a fast-food joint. (Photo: Michael Zagaris, MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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