Every so often, I like to take a close look at some of the more fun and wacky team jerseys out there. For that, sometimes the best place to look are the many minor league teams that train players up before they hit the majors. One of my favorite minor league team jerseys are those of the Milwaukee Admirals, an American Hockey League team affiliated with the Nashville Predators.
While you wouldn’t think that “Admirals” are the kind of mascot to inspire much love, the team’s logo is really fantastic. Take a look:
That’s right. This is a peg-legged, skeleton, Naval officer, who is using his own detached leg for a hockey stick. And that is unquestionably amazing.
While the team’s official store offers plenty of selection in terms of logo-emblazoned shirts and hats, the official jerseys are restricted to the team’s home and away colors, and cost a pretty penny at $125 apiece. It may be more cost effective to go the hooded sweatshirt route, which cost between $40 and $50 or thereabouts. As of the time of this writing, the be-shamrocked version of the team’s mascot is on sale for only forty bucks, and shows that they have a good sense of humor about their ridiculous mascot:
While I don’t have much of a stake in the team itself, I can’t help but have a deep love for that wacky little hockey playing skeleton. In my mind, I like to imagine that the folks over in Milwaukee held some kind of voodoo ritual to raise this dead Naval officer from his grave…and forced him to play minor league hockey. Hopefully one day I’ll stumble on a less expensive jersey so I can display my love of undead hockey mascots to the world.