Rays bust out '70s-style 'fauxback' jerseys
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The Tampa Bay Rays weren't around in the 1970s, but they have a more current look that would have blended right in back then.

Continuing a recent tradition, the Rays are embracing the past (if not their past) with 1970s-style "fauxback" jerseys imagining what the team would have worn in that era. They'll don the uniforms for Saturday's rare scheduled single-admission doubleheader - once commonplace back in the day - against the Oakland Athletics.

Tampa Bay's imagined retro logo features a Florida orange inside the letter "B" on the cap and inside the "A" in Rays on the jerseys. The tops themselves are pullover style, as was common in the decade, and incorporate powder blue and bright yellow.

The Rays wore the same designs during a 1970s throwback game at Wrigley Field in 2014. There's also a darker variant of the uniforms, which the club most recently wore in 2015.

In addition to wearing the imagined throwback look, the Rays made sure Tropicana Field had a total '70s feel, from a retro scoreboard treatment to gaudy broadcaster outfits.

Unfortunately the A's - perhaps the most colorfully iconic team of the 1970s - were unable to play along, and just wore their regular uniforms.

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