I mean, it’s not like any of today’s uniforms compare with these, the 10 worst of all time.10. 1972-75 Braves: Some people say that Barry Bonds’ career home run record is tainted by his likely steroid use.

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1975-86 Astros: The 2013 Astros may strike out 10 times a game and set the all-time record for losses.

But at least they won’t be wearing these old embarrassing uniforms.

Rainbow jerseys were perhaps the only thing that could make even Nolan Ryan in his prime look silly.6.

“Aggressiveness, intimidation, honour, respect, courage, war—embodied in one uniform.

And it only needs one colour to say it all” is how Arden Zwelling describes the New Zealand All Blacks uniform in an article for Sportsnet Magazine.

By the 1900s, the shorts were black, too, and countries the team toured took to calling the squad the “All Blacks.” Every team would wear all black if they could, but not every team could pull it off.

The All Blacks approach to rugby is aggressive, much like the their uniform, which embodies the fierce competitiveness that they bring to the pitch. The founders of the New Zealand rugby union chose black jerseys with a silver fern leaf over the heart, white shorts and black socks as the official uniform.

Foul play is often policed not by the referee but by the players themselves, who dole out cleated stomps at the bottom of piles to guilty parties; teams shake hands after games and applaud each other off the field; players address the referee as “sir.” You honour those who came before you in the game and those who will come after you with the way you play, and you respect your opponent, even as you’re driving your shoulder through his ribs.

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