Even though manager Joe Maddon somewhat restrained himself, he made his opinion of the all-white or all-black Players’ Weekend uniforms pretty obvious.
‘‘I get in so many tough spots when I demonstrate my feelings on certain things,’’ Maddon said Saturday. ‘‘I just don’t know. I’d just like to know who said this was a good idea. That’s the best way I can describe that.’’
Maddon said the uniforms are ‘‘really awkward, very awkward’’ and didn’t want to pile on to the vitriol the uniforms are getting.
As for how to make the uniforms better next season, Maddon suggested team leaders should design the sets. For the Cubs, that would put the onus on left-hander Jon Lester, outfielder Jason Heyward and first baseman Anthony Rizzo to come up with something.
‘‘You style the Cubs’ uniforms, then it truly is Players’ Weekend,’’ Maddon said. ‘‘I think you’d get a lot more interesting and better [uniforms] if you went that route.’’
So they could stay uniform Friday, the Cubs paired their all-white uniforms with their traditional blue cap, instead of position players wearing white and pitchers wearing black. But Major League Baseball put a stop to that, and all the Cubs’ position players wore white caps and pitchers black caps Saturday.