The Baltimore Orioles have orange uniforms, Charlie Finley's A's have been in "Kelly green and Fort Knox gold" for years and everybody is wearing brightly hued shoes. The next item to join baseball's color parade will be gloves. Spalding, MacGregor, Rawlings and King are planning to market blue gloves, green gloves, red gloves, even a model in red, white and blue, like the ABA basketball. Only Wilson is holding the line for basic brown.
The glittering mitts are primarily for kids and amateurs; professional baseball has not yet indicated acceptance. Still, it can only be a matter of time before public-address systems intone: "And in center field, batting .286, wearing an appealing baby-blue glove and matching shoes to complement his daring daffodil uniform...."