Baseball just got brighter.
This Saturday, fans of the San Francisco Giants will get a multicolored treat to the tune of commemorative uniforms.
As hailed by NBC Chicago, the Giants will “become (the) first MLB team with Pride Month hats (and) jerseys.”
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) June 2, 2021
In addition to the rainbow hats, players’ right sleeves will feature the new Pride logo’s 11 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, brown, light blue, pink and white (the last three represent transgenderism).
For trivia buffs, the Pride flag’s seen various rainbow versions through the years.
As explained by Marie Claire, the first banner was created in the late ’70s by Gilbert Baker at the behest of gay politician Harvey Milk.
At the time, these were the meanings of the hues:
violet = spirit indigo = serenity turquoise = magic/art green = nature yellow = sunlight orange = healing red = life hot pink = sex
That was eight colors, but “sex” ended up getting castrated:
Milk was assassinated in 1978, and demand for the flag increased as people wanted to show their support. Apparently Baker had trouble getting the pink color, so the flag began selling with seven colors instead.
Whatever ideas the new flag stands for, so do the Giants, and — as stated by club president and CEO Larry Baer — they’re full of Pride:
“We are extremely proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community as we kick off one of the best annual celebrations in San Francisco by paying honor to the countless achievements and contributions of all those who identify as LGBTQ+ and are allies of the LGBTQ+ community.”
Oregon’s Eugene Emeralds — the Giants’ farm team — is celebrating, too.
Back in 2019, the Emeralds made history themselves:
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