Brewers go retro in celebration of 1982

Brewers go retro in celebration of 1982

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1982 World Series championship on Saturday night, in which St. Louis defeated the Brewers in seven games.

Though many longtime Brewers fans may not want to recall narrowly missing out on the Brewers' first and only World Series title, Milwaukee participated in the festivities, as well. The Brewers donned 1982 powder blue "road" uniforms, courtesy of Majestic, as St. Louis wore their 1982 white "home" jerseys.

Closer John Axford said before Friday's game that he's a fan of the throwback style and powder blue color. However, Axford also hadn't tried his jersey on yet and was a little concerned with how the jersey's material breathes.

"They're a little thicker than normal," Axford said. "It's a little scary, judging by how much I was sweating in shorts and a t-shirt outside. Wearing that I'm assuming I'm probably gonna sweat a little more, just sitting there doing nothing."

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has had plenty of experience with powder blue in the past -- playing college ball at UCLA and spending two years in Philadelphia in the 1980s. Roenicke said he'd prefer to wear the Brewers' everyday jerseys for both comfort and style reasons, and would like for the retro style to stay in the past.

"I'm hoping we're better without designs now than we were in 1982," he joked.