Tony Petricca, the Padres assistant equipment manager, wore what looks to be an authentic 1969 Padres uniform a couple days ago, complete with cellphone on the belt and mismatched cap. Otherwise he was the spitting image of one of our inaugural Padre forefathers.
Tony Petricca, #Padres assistant equipment manager, in a little throwback uni today ... pic.twitter.com/qNiJ53Uc3c— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) March 3, 2015
According to former blogger Rick from RJ's Fro there's only one way to know for sure if the uniform is real. No, it's not by asking Petricca if it's legit, it's by checking the armpit for breathing holes.
@RJsFro @annieheilbrunn She could just ask him, but I'm with you we need armpit pictures.— Gaslamp Ball (@gaslampball) March 3, 2015
Most of the time when people tweet me pictures of crotch holes, I block them or continue the conversation in DMs, but for Annie Heilbrunn I make an exception.
@RJsFro @gaslampball okay, kids. I've got pictures of both the armpit and groin area. Only "vents" we could find. pic.twitter.com/wD96VKrVkT— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) March 5, 2015
I don't know anything about uniforms, but I declare this uniform to be the real thing, unless of course someone says otherwise.