Today is St. Patrick’s Day; a cultural and religious holiday commemorating Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland so says Wikipedia.
In the sports world, however, March 17th is a day for teams to have a little fun with their uniforms – teams who don’t wear green suddenly break out the green and usually auction off the jerseys to raise money for charities.
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the teams who have confirmed they will be dressed in green or other commemorative St. Patrick’s Day uniforms this weekend and the uniforms they’ll be sporting….
Major League Baseball
New York Mets
Baltimore Orioles, caps only
Atlanta Braves, caps only
Pittsburgh Pirates, caps only
Seattle Mariners, caps only
St Louis Cardinals
National Basketball Association
New York Knicks
National Hockey League
New Jersey Devils
Boston Bruins (pre-game)
Dallas Stars, pre-game only - complete with Irish player names!
Columbus Blue Jackets, pre-game only (worn March 8th, March 11th)
Minor League Hockey
Saginaw Spirit, Ontario Hockey League
Grand Rapids Griffins, American Hockey League
Erie Otters, Ontario Hockey League - Thanks to commenter Jason for the tip about the Otters craziness shown above... the Otters are also planning on playing on green ice on the 17th
St. John's Ice Caps, American Hockey League (thanks to commenter Ness)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, American Hockey League (thanks to commenter Ness)
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, QMJHL (thanks to commenter Brad Smith)
Chicago Wolves, American Hockey League
Hershey Bears, American Hockey League (thanks to @LTZHersheyBears)
Lake Erie Monsters, American Hockey League
Houston Aeros, American Hockey League
Portland Pirates, American Hockey League
Chicago Express, ECHL
Wichita Thunder, Central Hockey League
Stockton Thunder, ECHL
Las Vegas Wranglers, ECHL (thanks to @the_nange)
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Baseball
If you know of any teams that we’ve missed in the list above, please add to the comments below and we’ll get them up here as soon as possible… we’ll recap all the special jerseys worn next week with in-game photos.