The Charleston RiverDogs, often fashionable in marketing, will extend their dapper touch to wardrobe design this season.
The minor league baseball team has announced plans to have players wear seersucker uniforms for Sunday home games this season at Riley Park.
"Seersucker is a staple in the Lowcountry, and we thought that having our uniforms made in that style will not only be cooler for the player, but will also make them look cooler," RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols said. "We're certain the players will like them, and we're also certain that our fans will as well."
Uniform colors: Light blue and white, of course.
Seersucker Sundays: April 13, May 4, May 11, June 1, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, Aug. 3 and Aug. 17.
As the RiverDogs' official announcement explains, seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This feature causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. It also means that pressing is not necessary.
Common clothing items made from seersucker include suits, shorts, shirts and robes.
The RiverDogs open their 2014 season at home on April 7 against the Greenville Drive.