We have a bone to pick with the West Michigan Whitecaps.
No, it’s not about the absurd emoji jerseys that players on the Detroit Tigers’ affiliate are slated to wear on Thursday night as part of their #socialmedia Night. In fact, these are pretty awesome. You could spend an hour just trying to find all of the various emojis the team has included on their duds:
Tomorrow is #socialmedia Night and Whitecaps will be wearing these Emoji Jerseys! #wcaps pic.twitter.com/4NNGlucJf4
— Whitecaps (@wmwhitecaps)
June 29, 2016
That’s the problem, though. After way too much time spent staring at these jerseys, we can say with 95 percent confidence that one of the greatest emojis of our time is nowhere to be found.
We’re talking, of course, about the thinking face emoji. You know the one:
My girlfriend hates the thinking face emoji and it is tearing our relationship apart pic.twitter.com/23UELIPWHU
— The foccacia man (@tylerxbailey)
June 30, 2016
If anything, that emoji — combined with a fire emoji or three — perfectly encapsulates our initial response to these jerseys. Yet it’s nowhere to be found. It’d be like wearing a selfie jersey that didn’t include a puppy-face Snapchat filter picture:
The @kzoogrowlers selfie jerseys have arrived: http://t.co/Rht1ji2N9M pic.twitter.com/m3VGZ9wAQl
— Cut4 (@Cut4)
July 24, 2014
Despite our quibble, these emoji jerseys are solid. And at least the pizza emoji is represented.