Having a Ball with Vintage Fabric Ads

Ah, baseball... America's favorite past-time! And what says outdoor warm-weather sporting more than great heaping yards of non-breathable polyester fabric?

Join me today as we step into the stands and cheer on our favorite 60s fashion with Kodel Polyester Fiber.

Here we have the new uniforms for the Pittsburgh Pirates...
What do you mean, "that's not regulation"? See, it's gold, and she's got her catcher's glove there in her right hand!

Okay, sure, it's going to be hard to run in those shoes. And sliding could shift that shift, leaving her on third base but her dress back at second. Still, the Pirates haven't done well for a long time. Think about it: this really could only help their record.

Want some cotton candy? This lady seems to have found a vendor selling it...
Unfortunately, no one told her you were supposed to eat it.

Here Britney Spears prepares to sing the National Anthem...

"Oh, say, can you... Do that to me one more time!" she sings.

Nice wholesome fun, that!

This batter is ready to go-go...
No, seriously, lady, go!... go!... You need every second you have to run around the bases in those completely impractical flip-flops.

These girls are practicing their run...

The heels are hell in the dirt, but the pleats just look so flirty as she spits her tobacco.

And some slow-mo styled running virtually assures their team will win...

Anyone who's ever seen a film where characters walk out to do battle in slo-mo knows those folks are always on the winning side.

These two will be sent down to the farm team for paying more attention to those guys in the stands wearing the body paint, than the actual game...


And Marlo Thomas here is saved from serious injury simply because she remembered to wear her helmet...It would have been a high ball, if she hadn't been crouching at the time.

Here we see the team's inclusive nature. Why, not only do they look fabulous in their wallpaper pattern evening clothes...
But the team has included its very first female impersonator!

Who knew polyester fashion was so ahead of its time?


And what's that? Could it be?!

It's true! The Pirates have just won the game!...

No... really!...
I'm as surprised as you are, lady.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. I hope you knock this coming week out of the park.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks a lot! You're going to get me busted for taking a break from the enormo-pile of work on my desk by making me laugh out loud at this post! Hilarious!

chyna said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I actually like some of those dresses. Though it would be retro now not fashion forward. :)