Cubs fans have become accustomed to Joe Maddon’s infamous “themed road trips” since he took over in 2015. The themed road trips fit perfectly with his dress code rule of, “If you think you look hot, you wear it” and some of the outfits we’ve seen Cubs players wear the past two seasons have been — well — pretty interesting to say the least.
If you recall last year, the team participated in a variety of themes throughout the course of the season.
We saw the ‘minimalist zany suit road trip.’
The ‘short shorts’ trip to Miami which included a mandatory toe-nail painting rule if you wore flip flops.
Who wears short shorts?https://t.co/jwjL91QfWu
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 23, 2016
And who could forget the ‘track suit’ theme to pay homage to the NBA Playoffs?
— Michael Liu (@liuchiahow) January 8, 2017
After the Cubs finish off a four-game series against the Giants tomorrow at Wrigley Field, they will embark on their first major road trip of the season. They will head west for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers followed by another three-game series against the San Diego Padres. So what better time to give the team their first themed road trip of the 2017 season?
Ron Burgundy-themed attire for LA-SD trip
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) May 24, 2017
The theme will pay homage to one of my favorite movie characters of all time, Ron Burgundy, who is the star in the movie Anchorman. If you haven’t seen Anchorman you are un-American and I won’t waste anyone else’s time explaining the premise of the movie. I’ll go on record and say that Anchorman (along with Coming to America) is arguably the most quotable movie of all-time and I can’t wait to see what some of the players pull out of their closet to fit this theme. (Leisure suits and fake mustaches have to happen)
The ‘Ron Burgundy’ theme seed must have been planted during Game 7 of the 2016 World Series when Anthony Rizzo, playing in the most important game of his life, quoted a line from Anchorman to show everyone exactly what he was feeling at that moment.
If you’ve ever wondered what Kris Bryant looked like in a 1970’s polyester suit or what Anthony Rizzo would look like with a bad ass 70’s haircut with some possible sideburns, you’ll get your wish soon enough.