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From the Marlins Mailbag

Joe Frisaro of answers a question from his mailbag.

I never understood why the Marlins wear black jerseys during hot day games. It seems that the black attracts the heat, and the players would be more comfortable wearing white jerseys.
-- Sandra P., Kissimmee, Fla.

In talking to some players, they say the black jerseys actually are more comfortable on those hot day games because of the material. The team's home white uniforms are made of a heavier material, while the black jerseys are lighter.

I had always wondered this myself and maybe you already knew the answer.  But I didn't.  

I have been told that starting pitcher chooses the uniform top on his road trip starts.  How they are chosen for the home games, I'm not sure.

Anyway, I find it interesting that the black jerseys are cooler than the home whites.