Oakland's Saturday throwback unis are tremendous

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I fully realize that "throwback" uniforms are a marketing contrivance designed to sell more merchandise, but I enjoy them without apology. And that brings us to the fetching ensemble that the A's wore against the Angels on Saturday.

When former A's boss Charlie O. Finley decided to change the team's colors from the staid duds of Connie Mack's days, he settled on, as he put it, "Kelly Green, wedding-gown white and Fort Knox Gold."

Now, courtesy of fashion model/left-hander Tommy Milone, you'll see all three of Finley's favored hues on righteous display. Let us go back to the days when Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Sal Bando and Vida Blue lorded over the East Bay ...

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Like Rilke gazing upon Greek statuary, you are inspired not only to write poems about what you have seen but also to change your very life. Go now and do so.

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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