6. 2006-10 sleeveless alternates
Sometimes just because something hasn’t been done does not mean that it should be done. While the Twins’ jerseys during the Metrodome era have a special place in the hearts of Twins’ territory, the addition of an alternate sleeveless jersey in 2006 just seemed like overkill.
Perhaps this is a minor gripe as teams like the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds were also using sleeveless jerseys at the time, but the blue sleeves underneath didn’t seem to mesh well with the Twins’ pinstripes. With no option to go full Rick Vaughn, the jerseys actually made a prolonged run of five seasons before being retired after the first season at Target Field.
Perhaps the sleeveless jerseys are this low because of the era in which they were brought in. From 2006-10, the Twins saw the departure of Johan Santana and Torii Hunter as well as the deflating 2006 ALDS sweep from the Oakland Athletics. Mix in the acquisitions of Delmon Young and Brendan Harris and these jerseys are almost too depressing to think about.