Tigers’ minor league affiliate unveils preposterous emoji jerseys

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:

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:

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:

Despite our quibble, these emoji jerseys are solid. And at least the pizza emoji is represented.