Friday, September 17, 2010
Acid Flashback Friday: David Wells Sports Some 1992 Fashions
By Ian Hunter
For this week's Acid Flashback Friday, we take a look back at David Wells displaying the epitome of baseball player fashion at 1992 Blue Jays Spring Training.
Let's check out the ensemble from top to bottom: first of all, he's wearing a Philadelphia Eagles cap at Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training camp.
I imagine "street clothes" for Major League baseball players were much more relaxed than it is today. Can you even imagine a Blue Jays player today donning a sports logo other than the Blue Jays?
Next is a Pepsi T-Shirt featuring Ray Charles that says "You got the Right One, Baby ... Uh Huh".
Apparently it was Pepsi's slogan at the time and Ray Charles was the unofficial spokesperson. Just in case you think that may be your eyes deceiving you, that's right - a technicolour T-Shirt with Ray Charles on it. If that's not irony, I don't know what is.
David Wells follows that number with some psychedelic shorts made of what appears to be the remnants of a Magic Eye book.
Lastly, he caps it all off with some sneakers which may or may not be Lynxes. I myself had a pair of Lynx sneakers back in the day, and fortunately only the kids who wore them even know what Lynx shoes are.
I always love looking back on pictures like this of David Wells because it really makes me wonder how he went from the svelte version of his 1992 self, to the photo below.